Big News for World Travel Family
Next year we have a plan. We are going to travel the Indian Subcontinent, our favourite part of the world, from the tip of Sri Lanka to the high Himalayas. We will most certainly be back in Nepal and Kathmandu.
We’re looking forward to re-visiting gorgeous Mirissa, our Sri Lankan paradise and touring more of the island before working our way up through India via Kerala, Goa, and we hope, a minimum of Amritsar, Rajasthan and Sikkim. From there we’d like to be able to get into Tibet, maybe Bhutan, briefly, but plans are still forming. It’s been great to have this down time in London to really think about what we want to do, and this is it!
Here’s a little taste of the amazing treats, other than the food ( I’m so excited about the food!), we will be encountering in this part of the world
Inside The Golden Temple
The Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar) in the Patan area of Kathmandu is not-just-another-Buddhist-temple in a city full of , arguably, the most incredible temples in the world.
It’s a pagoda temple tucked away in an ancient part of Kathmandu, the interior is ornate and intricate with metal work and stone statues. It’s worth going to check out how beautiful it is, watch the people come and go and listen to the chanting monks upstairs. Buddhist chanting gives me goosebumps.
What makes this temple a must-visit for me are the rats, it’s not a true rat temple as you find in some Hindu temples, but they’re here in force. I love a bit of wildlife!
The Nepalis make offerings of food every day, the rats go well fed. I don’t mind rats at all, but if you’re not big on rodents you really won’t like this, leather shoes are not allowed. I can’t wait to take the kids, they’ll think it’s so cool!
Would you go? Could you tippy-toe among the rodents at the beautiful Golden temple? Or am I a rat-temple-loving-home-educating-Nepal-freak? I really, really love Nepal, the high Himalayas and the cities, we’ll be back there soon.
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