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The halcyon hues of Pokhara’s World Peace Pagoda

The white-washed structure of the Shanti Stupa stands proud at the southwest end of the Pokhara valley, at only 7 km away from the city centre. This Buddhist pagoda-style stupa is positioned at a height of 1,100m; but the hike to the stupa is not a regular one. As the valley slowly welcomed winter last […]

To Marpha: Nepal’s postcard vintage village

It is hard to imagine a more appealing village in Nepal than Marpha. It has clean streets, quaint houses and cheery locals. Open a window of your hotel and you see apple trees. Tourists saunter down the narrow street, awestruck by the preserved cultural gem. It is a place that makes a case for not […]