The best place to celebrate Laxmi Puja & The Festival of Lights – Shivapuri, Nepal

The Festival of Lights is one of the most dazzling of all Hindu festivals in Nepal. The Laxmi Puja is a very special, auspicious part of this festival and widely celebrated throughout the Kathmandu Valley in particular.

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Escape from Kathmandu: The Shivapuri Hills

“Close enough to, but far enough from” may be an old cliche, but it is more applicable than ever here in the secluded hills of the Shivapuri National Park. Located on a densely wooded hillside that forms the rim of the Kathmandu Valley, it’s the ideal “get away from it all” place to stay and visit if you’ve had enough of the chaos of Kathmandu.