If you are still thinking about where to travel in 2014, maybe you should consider going to Nepal as your next travel destination.
TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel websites, announced the winners of its 2013 Traveller’s Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise – aka the “most improved” awards of travel. It rates the places that have seen the biggest increase in positive reviews from travellers on the site over the past year and Kathmandu, Nepal has topped the list in Asia.
“Kathmandu is mystical and magical place, a trove of ancient structures that are enveloped in folklore. Ancient Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the heart of the city, home to the legendary Kasthamandap temple, courtyards, fountains and the old royal palace. Kathmandu is a terrific base for various Nepalese adventures and Himalayan treks. For a more spiritual journey, visit a peaceful yoga or meditation centre or enroll in a course at a Buddhist monastery.”
Apart from what Trip adviser states, Kathmandu has good weather, good food and cheaper accommodation to relax and enjoy your holiday. You can look at my blog to see that Nepal is very rich in culture and tradition and you will find nice people like me all over Nepal. 🙂
Once you have paid the most expensive portion of holiday, your flight ticket, accommodation, tours and food is comparatively cheap and reasonable. You can shop till you drop in Kathmandu or just visit one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley. You can take a short flight to Pokhara to paraglide or zipflyer or take a bus to Chitwan for an elephant ride, white water rafting in Seti river, trek to Annapurna Base camp or Everest base camp, or just visit one of the world’s most beautiful place, Mustang which was also featured in Lonely Planet’s best in travel 2013 list. It’s your choice and you could pick from hundreds of exciting things to do.
Just google and you will find something you can do in Nepal. Hope to see in Nepal in 2014.
Here are other destinations on the list.
Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in Asia
1. Kathmandu, Nepal
2. Sapporo, Japan
3. Hanoi, Vietnam
4. Siem Reap, Cambodia
5. Hua Hin, Thailand
6. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
7. Sanur, Indonesia
8. Macau, China
9. Jaipur, India
10. Busan, South Korea
Not only in Asia, but Kathmandu is on No.3 on the Rise in the World list too.
Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World:
1. Havana, Cuba
2. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
3. Kathmandu, Nepal
4. Jerusalem, Israel
5. Cusco, Peru
6. Ambergris Caye, Belize
7. Sapporo, Japan
8. Hanoi, Vietnam
9. Corralejo, Spain
10. Fortaleza, Brazil
Happy traveling everyone!!!
M from nepaliaustralian