Here’s a chance to participate in a festival that’s pretty boisterous, a festival in which two huge wooden chariots are pulled by hundreds of enthusiastic folks — in all directions!
The Malla Period was the golden age for artistic endeavor in Kathmandu Valley, and dance flourished as well.
Sadhus take centre stage during Maha Shivaratri, the Grand Night of Shiva, one of Hinduism’s most exotic festivals.
Ghode Jatra is a grand spectacle attended by both the masses and the classes, with horses being at the forefront of the festivities.
Maghe Sankranti is one festival that doesn’t have much of a religious significance, unlike most other festivals of Nepal; it’s more a celebration of life!
An ancient dance/drama with few equals, the many tales enacted during the Kartik Naach by vigorous dancers keep spectators entranced and spellbound for hours at a time.
Bungamati is synonymous with woodcarving, because this ancient Newar village is full of highly skilled woodcarvers. What’s more, they have some interesting festivals, too!
Kathmandu Valley was once a gigantic lake in which dwelled an innumerable number of serpents. They were uprooted by humans who set about draining the lake to make the valley inhabitable. The serpents became angry…
The biggest Nepali festival, Dashain, is known as a 10-day festival, but it actually ends on the 15th day, the day of Kojagrata Purnima.
Very rare video footage of Nepalis celebrating Indra Jatra festival, biggest street festival of Nepal, with much rejoice, singing, dancing and chariot procession in Kathmandu.