JAKARTA, March 11: A tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia’s main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 27 people and injuring 39 others, police and rescuers said Thursday.
MUSTANG, Nov 3: Every day, thousands of domestic and international pilgrims throng Muktinath, the famous religious shrine in Mustang. In recent years, this place has evolved as one of the most preferred destinations for travelers. Various dignitaries such as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reached this site to see its mesmerizing beauty.
KATHMANDU, July 6: The rescue operation of pilgrims to Kailash Mansarovar from different parts of India stranded at Hilsa and Simikot is under way since last Monday. Out of more than fifteen hundred pilgrims, 1,225 pilgrims have been airlifted and brought down to Nepalgunj and Surkhet stated Indian Embassy, Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, July 4: As many as 104 Indian pilgrims stranded on their way to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage have been airlifted to Nepalgunj from Simikot—the headquarters of Humla district, which borders Tibet.
KATHMANDU, July 3: Efforts to rescue more than 1,500 Indian pilgrims from Nepalganj-Simikot-Hilsa route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra (through Nepal) has been affected due to inclement weather conditions, according to a press release issued by the Embassy of India.
POKHARA, May 9: Pilgrims visiting Muktinath, a popular religious shrine in the mountainous district of Mustang, will be banned from entering the temple from 20 hours before the visit of Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi.
KATHMANDU, April 16: Devotees have thronged the Matatirtha Kunda or the sacred pond since morning today at Chandragiri Municipality to take a holy bath and make offerings in the name of their deceased mothers.
TAULIHAWA, March 6: More than a million tourists, including Buddhist pilgrims, visit Lumbini -- the birthplace of Buddha - every year. However, Buddha's natal town Kapilvastu still awaits visitors despite lying just 59 kilometers away from Lumbini.
DHARAN, Sept 25: One of the biggest festivals of Nepali Hindus, Dashain, began on Thursday. During the festival, it is an age old tradition to go on pilgrimages so as to pay homage to Goddess Durga and her several incarnations. Navaratri Mela is one of the most important features of Dashain in Dharan.
KOHALPUR, June 8: Domestic airlines have increased flight frequencies as well as aircraft to cash in on the surge in number of passengers travelling to Kailash Mansarvoar area in Tibet via Simikot airstrip in Humla.
POKHARA, Nov 17: Many Indian pilgrims visiting Muktinath Temple of Mustang district have long been avoiding paying fee for Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card while entering Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) region, it has been revealed.
Muktiyatra by Binod Sadhak is a labor of love, and for anyone contemplating a tour of the holy places in the sub-continent it is well worth a read.
Written in simple, straightforward Nepali, it is an account of the pilgrimage that the author and his spouse made to renowned Hindu temples, shrines and other sacred sites across the length and breadth of India as well as Nepal, at different times and over a span of two and a half years starting 2010 AD.