New country alert! I’m leaving for a two-week trip to India for work today, and among the many reasons I’m excited for this trip is the fact that I will be adding another country to my list – Nepal.
I always knew that Nepal is close to India (countries that share a border tend to be fairly close geographically) but while playing around on Kayak I discovered that the flight from New Delhi to Kathmandu is only 2 hours and pretty reasonably priced. So I jumped on the chance, and in a few weeks I’ll get my first taste of K-k-k-kathmandu.
Most visitors to the Himalayan country are interested in wilderness trekking or climbing a la Mr. Hillary. This probably won’t be the nature of my visit – mainly because I’ll only be there 48 hours, and also because I’m more of a National Park, running water type of outdoorswoman. I am interested in seeing as much as possible and getting a taste of the local flavor while I am there, though.
Any suggestions on must-see places to see if you only had 48 hours in the country that has all top 15 of the world’s tallest mountains? A few ideas I’ve come up with are:
- Wander around the city
- Visit Dhulikhel to catch some mountain panoramas and take some light strolls
- Eat lots of daal bhat (Have I mentioned that daal is my absolute favorite food, and it just happens to be the national dish of Nepal? I think I’m going to love it there already.)