The Dwarika’s Resort, Dhulikhel

The Dwarika's Resort, Dhulikhel

Spread over 20 acres in the hills of Dhulikhel with panoramic views of the Himalayas, surrounded by pine, rhododendron, chrysanthemums and cherry blossom trees, architecture and design that reflect the Newari culture & heritage and a traditional Nepalese village, The Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel – a lifestyle retreat – founded on Nepal’s ancient philosophy of respect for nature and one’s self, offers a holistic experience focussed on wellness, rejuvenation, and  well-being of body, mind & soul combined with the warmth of Nepalese hospitality and impeccable service.

The resort offers 40 impressive suites. Each suite is inspired by nature, has an indoor and outdoor living and sleeping area, spacious en-suite bathroom and stone tub and is a beautiful blend of modern amenities with traditional decor embellished with local artifacts. Guests can enjoy the magnificent views of the Himalayas and its surrounding valley and immerse themselves in the peace and tranquility of nature from the comfort of their rooms.

Guests can rejuvenate themselves at The Pancha Kosha Spa, an integral part of the resort, which offers various relaxing and restorative massages and treatments that are derived from traditional Himalayan knowledge and practices including Ayurvedic and Buddhist medicine.

Additional facilities include The Himalayan salt house, fitness centre, swimming pool, holistic activities like singing bowl therapy, sound and color therapy to energize your chakras, yoga and meditation and more.

The resort and areas around present numerous opportunities for nature walks, hikes, butterfly watching and to explore the region’s indigenous flora and fauna. Guests can enjoy other inspiring activities such as pottery, mandala making, traditional block printing, farming, and cookery.

Guests can savor a wide range of flavors at their in-house restaurants, including Himalayan and exquisite Japanese cuisine prepared by following Buddist principles.All meals are thoughtfully prepared using fresh, organic produce from the Dwarika’s own farms or sourced from local farmers.

The resort is committed to the conservation of the environment and incorporates a number of ecologically responsible systems, including water re-harvesting, solar lighting, greywater treatment, recycling of waste and organic agriculture.

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The Dwarika’s Resort Dhulikhel – eco luxury resort is a perfect place for those who are looking for a healing retreat or a relaxing soul-enriching holiday amidst nature in the Himalayas.

For more details and direct bookings,http://www.dwarikas-dhulikhel.com/

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On the Himalayan coffee trail…

Photo Courtesy – Café Himalayan Java,Kathmandu

Kathmandu is packed with coffee shops and bars – both international and local – of various formats which indicates the rapid growth of coffee industry and coffee culture in Nepal which was almost non-existent even in 10-15 years back in a primarily tea drinking country where coffee was considered as the drink of tourists and westerners and found only in the menu of specialized restaurants and five star hotels catering to tourists & expatriates.

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Visit to Mountain Village, Nagarkot-Nepal

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Nagarkot , Nepal

Nagarkot…a place where fog rolls in and blankets the landscape every morning, where unspoilt nature and majestic Himalayas make for a picturesque panorama, and a place where simplicity is the way of life : a simplicity that evokes a strong emotion of village life, its people and ambience of happiness, peace and contentment , beyond the realms of modern day life and the material world.

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Kantipur Temple House, Kathmandu

Tucked in a quiet by-lane of Thamel,the main tourist hub of Kathmandu,this eco-friendly traditional Nepalese style boutique hotel is one of the preferred choices for those who want to experience traditional Newari style architecture and decor along with prompt service and hospitality,and stay in a peaceful oasis in the midst of the bustling city of Kathmandu.

Kantipur Temple House is located within an easy walking distance from the Old Durbar Square and close to many other popular tourist attractions.

The hotel’s in-house restaurant offers Nepalese, Indian, Chinese, Thai and Continental Cuisine made from locally sourced organic ingredients.

A quick note on amenities: In-line with their policy of promoting eco-friendly and sustainable tourism, there are no television sets in the hotel rooms and instead of ACs, they provide fans in the summers and electric blankets and hot water bags in the winters.

For more details and direct bookings, you can visit http://www.kantipurtemplehouse.com/