Friday, June 27, 2008

Highway to Heaven(Lovely Hill) is another interesting highway in Pokhara . This narrow highway along the Fewalake leads us to a lover's park which is generally known as "Lovely Hill",( the most happening and popular dating place in Pokhara.) The road looks narrow for the riders but riding on here is not difficult but unexpectedly adventurous . As this road takes the "the lovers" to "the heaven" i.e. "The lover's park" , I preferred it calling "the highway to heaven " .

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Basundhara Park near Fewalake
This is a very beautiful park ( Basundhara Park ) in Pokhara . As it is located near the lake , the tourism board is planning to turn it into a " beach ". This park is famous for organizing music concerts , business exhibitions and cultural festivals . It is also known as a " lover's park". In weekdays this park is a mere grazing place for the herbivorous animals ( cows, buffaloes etc.) . However it is indeed a place worth visiting . Being here in this park certainly calms your soul with the pleasant breezes of the water flowing near it .

Monday, June 16, 2008

Nature's beauty ..
On my way to Pokhara from Kathmandu , I stopped for a little while in Benighat near Malekhu for lunch . I was having my lunch and just then the sight of this beautiful village calmly settled on a hill near the Trishuli river isolated from the urban amenities , pollution and the hecticness , lured me to capture it on my n95 .

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Heaven Lies on Earth
The heaven lies on earth itself . This is a picture of Fewalake in Pokhara (the paradise of Nepal ) Just the view of the still boats on the shore is a treat to the eyes and the soul .. imagine how heavenly would you feel being on those boats and sailing across feeling the chillness at your heart .

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Free from the world's Insanity ..... "sweet dreams"
I was in my shop .. and saw this dogie in front sleeping so sound under the sun ... so i immediately captured this beautiful moment .

The stray dogs live outside alone and away from their human pack . Being alone goes against the dog's most basic instinct. All the whining, barking, clawing and sleeping dogs you have seen tied alone outside are trying desperately to get the attention of their human families.
Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me."

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Bhimsen tower -- DHARAHARA
The minaret like Bhimsen Tower,(dharahara in nepali) situated in Sundhara is a nine storey (50.2m) tall tower. It was built in 1832 AD by the then Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa. It has a spiral staircase inside of 113 steps with a circular balcony on its 8th floor providing a panoramic view of the whole Kathmandu valley. It has has a 5.2m bronze mast on the roof.

The original Bhimsen Tower was built in 1824 and was 11 storey high, 2 storey taller than Dharahara. Dharahara was actually built for queen Lalit Tripura Sundari, the niece of Bhimsen Thapa.The big earthquake of 1834, caused severe damages to Bhimsen tower. However, 100 years later, in January 15, 1934, the next big earthquake caused Bhimsen's tower to be completely destroyed but the two storeys of the the second tower remained. The then prime minister Juddha Shumsher renovated Dharahara to its current form.