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Archive for the month “October, 2020”

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is nearly upon us. This year will look much different because of Covid-19. Parties will be limited, Trick or Treating will include social distancing, and of course, everyone will be wearing masks, whether they are Halloween-themed or not. This Halloween will be extra special, because it will have a full moon, which is the second one this month, and is known as a blue moon. The holiday will also be followed by the end of daylight savings time and Election Day next Tuesday. We’re in for a bit of crazy during the next few days!

In the spirit of Halloween, I would like to share an excerpt from my novel, A Rebel Among Us. Two of the main characters discuss their renditions of All Hallows Eve. I hope you enjoy it. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

On October 31, Patrick arrived with a bottle of whiskey and invited David to partake with him. They stood shivering at the back door, passing the bottle between them. 

“‘Tis Samhain tonight, lad. All Hallow’s Eve. Were ye aware of it?” 

David nodded. “Where’d you git this whiskey?” he asked. 

“Aye, ‘tis a grand thing the Meyers provide me with allowance for such an indulgence,” he replied. He pulled a pipe from his coat pocket and lit it. Puffing away, he shook his head and remarked, “Sure’n ‘tis a far cry from real tobacco.” 

A thought crossed David’s mind. “I’ll be right back,” he said. 

He went upstairs to his room, grabbed the pouch of tobacco, and brought it back down to his friend. 

Patrick peeked inside before taking a deep whiff. “Ah!” he sighed, relishing the pungent aroma. “Might this be the Southern tobacco I’ve heard tell about?” 

David grinned. “Jake brought it along for tradin’, and this here’s what’s left.” 

Patrick loaded his pipe, relit it, and puffed euphorically, smiling all the while. “‘Tis a wee bit o’ heaven, indeed.” He glanced at his friend. “Now, have ye any scary tales from the Southland that might have me skin crawlin’?” 

David thought for a moment, “There’s a story from north Alabama about a place called the Red Bank.” 

Raising his eyebrows, Patrick said, “Let’s see if ye might be tellin’ it frightfully enough to send a shiver up me spine.” He happily puffed away. 

David grinned. He lowered his voice so it was a threatening grumble and delved into his story. Once he had completed the tale of an Indian maiden who had killed herself after losing her baby and had promptly turned into a ghost, he paused. 

Patrick puffed silently on his pipe. “Well, now, I have a scarier one.” He puffed again, took a swig from the whiskey bottle, handed it to David, and said, “‘Tis an old tale from the motherland.” 

The wind blew past them, whistling off through the barren fields. Both young men shivered, suddenly aware of the ominous darkness surrounding them. 

David forced a nervous laugh before taking a swallow. “All right, Patrick. Let’s hear it.” 

He took a puff and slowly exhaled. “There once lived a wealthy lady who was courted by two lords. One of the lords grew so jealous of the other that he plotted to kill his rival. So one night, he snuck into the unsuspectin’ lad’s bedchamber. But instead of choppin’ off his head—” 

He said this with so much exuberance David jumped. 

“He accidentally chopped off his legs instead.” 

A dog howled in the distance, adding to the nuance of Patrick’s eerie Irish story. 

“His torso received a proper burial, but his legs were tossed into a hole in the castle garden and covered with dirt. The murderin’ lord deceived the lady by tellin’ her the other suitor had abandoned his proposal to her. She agreed to marriage. But on their weddin’ night, in walked the two bodyless legs.” 

An owl hooted from somewhere off in the empty trees. 

“The legs followed the bridegroom relentlessly until the day he died. It’s said the legs can still be seen walkin’ round by themselves. ‘Tis a true phuca.” Upon this conclusion, Patrick puffed on the pipe. Smoke billowed around his head like an apparition. 

“What’s a phuca?” asked David. 

“A ghost,” Patrick responded. 

Raising a skeptical eyebrow, David snorted. “I reckon that’s the dumbest spook story I ever did hear.” 

A gate near the barn caught in the wind and slammed loudly against the fencepost. The two men jumped. They chuckled at their reaction, but immediately felt the terrible chill. Reasoning they would be more comfortable inside, they entered the kitchen, consumed the remainder of the whiskey, and bid each other goodnight. Patrick returned home, and David retired quietly upstairs, careful not to wake the others. Relieved the fireplace had been lit for him, he undressed. 

Climbing into bed, he snickered at the thought of two legs unattached to a body, chasing after a rival. Once he’d fallen asleep, however, the thought invaded his dreams. The legs ran toward him. Right behind them rode the headless Union horseman. The torso raised its saber and swung it where its head should have been. Just as the blade came down, David jolted awake. He gasped to catch his breath, realizing, once again, his imagination had gotten the best of him. Slowly, he lay back. Unable to sleep, he listened to the wind rattle the shutters and shake through the skeleton-like tree limbs from outside the frosty, lace-covered windows. 

Guest Post by Sarah Millar

As I have stated in the post, I like to give other bloggers a chance to get their work published. Here is another example. I hope you find this article interesting and informative.

“Best tips for choosing a carpet cleaning company”

Carpets are the foundation of your living space. They are your children’s play area. Keeping carpet clean in a busy, busy environment, apart from spilled juice, colored spots and traces of mud, can be a very challenging goal to live with a working mom or dad. That’s why hiring a professional carpet cleaning company might be your best option. When you need help cleaning your carpet, you need help from a professional carpet cleaner, instead of being taken to the cleaning department! It’s important to know what to look for when choosing a professional carpet cleaning company.
Below are some pointers to help you choose the right company when you need carpet cleaning.

1. Make sure the company offers chemical-free cleaners as an alternative to the standard harsh chemicals typically used when cleaning carpets. Carpet cleaning takes skill and patience, as well as strong solvents and cleaners, but when the kids are indoors, or you’ve decided it’s time to get more in tune with nature, rather than the must-have eco-cleaning options.

2. Research carpet cleaning point cook company websites and look for testimonials, and look for testimonials on other sites as well. A new company may not be able to offer you an extensive website or testimonial to showcase the work they’ve done, but don’t count it, now is the time for lots of new companies to pop up and offer great service at a discount. But if possible, research the carpet cleaning company website and other testimonials to see what other people have to say about the company.

3. Check if the cleaning company you wish to hire is certified. Certification assures you that they have the experience, knowledge and professional integrity in seeking a certification program and taking the steps necessary to certify their company. A certified company is a better choice than your factory standard corner carpet cleaner.

4. Ask a carpet cleaning company if they have any clients you can call and ask about the services they perform. This is an extensive step in choosing a carpet cleaner, but it’s one to consider. Your carpet is a valuable item in your home, and if you can at least talk to other people who have had good experience with these carpet cleaning companies, you can feel confident that you probably have them.

5. Check the warranty. Not all cleaning companies have warranties, so check to make sure they offer at least some kind of guarantee or promise. A quality company should be able to make sure that your rugs are clean and they should be able to stand behind their word.

When you need a good company to clean your carpets, be sure to check the above checklist and make sure that the company you are questioning with can pass all the tests. If the company you wish to hire can pass all of these tests, then they are probably a worthy company for your time and consideration.

Book Blitz – In Debt To Her Millionaire Foe

She Hates Him But She’s In Debt To Her Millionaire Foe 

Releasing on 25th October

About the Book:

When the songbird owes the business tycoon…

Former gangster, Devansh Thackeray has finally managed to carve the life he’s always aspired to.
Building a chain of seven-star hotels all over the world, a reputation for being an honest businessman…and all the women he could ask for.
Ansh’s life is perfect. Or so he thinks.
Because he is about to hit by a lightning bolt from the past that’ll make him question everything he’s worked so hard for. 
And her name is Kahini Palekar. 
Kahini’s life is a nightmare.
She works three jobs to pay off the loan sharks circling her. 
But, Kahini doesn’t mind because she also gets to do the only thing she’s always wanted to do. 
Even if it is at a shady nightclub in the backstreets of Goa, the beach paradise of India.  
Kahini’s day of reckoning arrives when Ansh arrives back in her life, right when she’s almost assaulted by the manager of the nightclub. 
Ansh offers both salvation from her debt and a chance to sing at the most exclusive wedding of the decade. 
But there’s just one catch.
Kahini hates Ansh’s living guts and blames him for the destruction of her life. 
Even though he was the boy she once recklessly gave her heart to. 
Can Ansh get to the bottom of the problems plaguing Kahini or will this songbird fly away again after repaying her debt to him?  
Meet the Millionaire Foes – rising from ruin through ruthless ambition, these self-made tycoons have everything. Except, the heart of the one woman who means everything.

The Millionaire Foe Quartet series contains four steamy romances set around the world, each of which can be read as a standalone. 

Book Links:
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55579112-in-debt-to-her-millionaire-foe

Amazon India – https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08K4G7VQ1/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08K4G7VQ1/

Read an Excerpt from In Debt To Her Millionaire Foe (Millionaire Foe Quartet # 2)

Ansh entered the bar when the lights had dimmed, already in a foul mood from the altercation he’d had outside Grungy’s.

The term “bar” was a loose translation for what the seedy confines really were. It was set in a shady part of Calangute Beach, where the locals lived. It was not the area the posh, firang tourists frequented. The air here smelled of brine and fish and cheap liquor.

The smell of the ocean was everywhere.

It was, after all, Goa the beach paradise of India.

And to everyone who came here, it promised nothing but a good time.

The patrons of Grungy’s, the small-time bar that operated till four in the morning during season, had that look about them. They were local men, embittered and looking for cheap thrills. And some willing victim to provide that for them.

Ansh knew the type. They resented the tourists for showing up and flinging their foreign currency around and expecting their silly demands of room temperature water and late-night cruises to be catered to.

And they really resented needing the silly tourists and their foreign currency too.

A classic catch-22.

But, tonight, these patrons, and that was a loose term too for what the customers of Grungy’s were, were not looking for foreign currency or cheap thrills.

They were all gathered on the rickety tables that the bar owner had graciously provided and murmuring amongst themselves while the poorly-named stage was being set up.

She was the main act tonight.

Ansh frowned and sank deeper into his chair while the bar-back set him up with a glass of the local feni – a local toddy made from fermented coconut water and rum. He frowned deeper when he saw the lipstick mark around the edge of the shot glass and gingerly cleaned the lip with his monogrammed handkerchief.

Places like these reminded Devansh Thackeray of his squalid past.

He couldn’t stand them anymore.

Then, the spotlight hit the stage. The band struck a chord and a woman in black walked up to the mike.

Ansh sat up straighter.

Was she going to start stripping or something? He hadn’t heard the best things about these places on the wharf and this one didn’t have a stellar reputation either.

And, what the hell was she doing here anyway?

He’d sent her plenty of funds seven years ago, deposited in the account her brother had set up for both of them when he had turned eighteen.

Kahini had enough money to keep her in style, because he’d instructed the company’s bankers to always replenish the funds in that account should the need ever arise. The need had never risen, to the best of his knowledge. Even though he knew the money would never bring back her dead brother.

So, was she doing this for kicks?

Some poor little rich kid slumming it thing that all the society madams were doing these days?

He honestly had no idea. And that ate at his insides, like the strength of the feni he’d gingerly taken a sip out of.

Ansh had come here to find out what the hell she’d been up to the last seven years. Since the last time he’d seen her and she’d flung bitter, accusing words at him.

About the Author:

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Hi, I’m Aarti V Raman aka Writer Gal. I have been a former journalist, editor, and even a sometime-teacher before I plunged into my dream job. That of being a full-time writer.

In fact, my three favorite words are ‘happily ever after.’

This comes in handy as I primarily write bestselling contemporary romantic women’s fiction, which is all about living happily, after going through some hard times.

My more notable works include the Geeks of Caltech and Royals of Stellangård series, Something Old, Something New, More Than You Want, and The Perfect Fake among others. My chicklit family drama, The Worst Daughter Ever, has been picked up for screen adaptation.

I always love to hang with you, my dear reader friend. I’ve created Writer Gal’s Reader Pals on Facebook for this reason and I hope to see you there.

If not, I’m there on all social media as @aartivraman but I’m most active on Instagram

Aarti on the Web:
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aartivraman/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aartivraman

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/rt_writes 

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Cover Reveal – Love, Scandal, and Second Chances

~ Cover Reveal ~
Love, Scandal, and Second Chances
by Shilpa Suraj

About the Book:

Arav has only ever loved one woman, Disha. But, she broke his heart to further her ambitions. 
Years later, she’s achieved everything she set out to but at a steep price. She wants to come home but home doesn’t want her and her work won’t let her.
Arav knows Disha needs his help and the boy he once was can’t walk away. 
But while his heart is large enough to forgive, it hasn’t forgotten. 
Can they overcome the bitter hurt of their shared past, face the scandalous present and find their way back to each other? Is this their second chance at love or a first chance at redemption?

About the Author:

Shilpa Suraj wears many hats – corporate drone, homemaker, mother to a fabulous toddler and author.
An avid reader with an overactive imagination, Shilpa has weaved stories in her head since she was a child. Her previous stints at Google, in an ad agency and as an entrepreneur provide colour to her present day stories, both fiction and non-fiction.

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Book Blitz – Nargis

About The Book

The book is a collection of 8 short stories, each unique and different from other, covering various facets of life, inspired by real life characters and incidents.

The stories address the contemporary social issues like loneliness, binge dating, domestic abuse, social media addiction, celebrity worship and also contemporary environmental issues like pollution, dwindling water resources, declining fertility rate, chemical warfare, etc. 

The stories also attempt to illustrate the pain and wounds of contemporary political issues like lynching, conflicts, refugees, etc

All the characters seem very familiar and we can easily relate to them.

Book Purchase Links

Amazon India | Amazon USA

Book Excerpt


It is 2030 and most of the water on earth is polluted.

In the beginning, it was industrial pollution that rendered most of the water beyond human usage and then the water wars that followed resulted in the extensive use of chemical and biological weapons, which further left the remaining water sources toxic.

In less than 10 years, water had become the currency and owners of non-toxic water sources the new age kings, with their own militias, protecting their wells and supply chain.

Water trading was the most lucrative business now.


Namita had stopped thinking about resistance or confrontation long back. Domestic abuse and sometimes physical abuse had become part of life for her. She had accepted it. It was no secret either. Most people around her knew. It’s difficult to hide the scars, especially the physical ones. 


Since that fateful day, he had wished for only two things. To meet the family of the boy he had killed and the people who had killed his brother. 

He couldn’t make up his mind as to what will give him the closure he needed. 

The atonement of his sin or revenge. Guilt and vengeance had been consuming him.


All she could manage was “Why are you good to me Shoeb? Why do you still stick around when everyone else has given up on me, and now you brought my child to me”

Neha could not control anymore, tears started rolling down her cheeks. 

Shoeb softly spoke almost in a whisper to Neha “We have taken him out of the shelter and legally adopted him. We will raise him as our own now”


He had plans of getting married next year. An arranged marriage.His parents in Hyderabad had already selected the bride for him. He knew nothing about the girl, and was not interested to know either. He believed that arranged marriage will ensure that his parents will be taken care of in their old age, which was his prime responsibility, being the only son, as has been repeatedly hammered into his head, by the society, since childhood.


The night was beautiful, a bit cold though to be sitting in the balcony in only a t-shirt, this had been her ritual, night after night. 

The silence at this time of the night is addictive. It calms the volatile souls and tames the inner demons. 


Finally, she read out Waheed’s post aloud “I respectfully decline The Smith Award, which is considered no less than Noble prize, awarded to me for my thesis “Impact of Social Media on the Psyche of Celebrities”, due to the sad and unfortunate demise of a subject during the course of an experiment.”

Oh Syria!

Qasim, on the other hand, was sad, very sad. He had this foreboding that his days on his homeland were numbered and he won’t be able to return, ever. 

This was the home of his ancestors. Their graves were here. His father used to tell him that for centuries his family had lived in this town. 

About The Author

The author Mr. Hermit Pen is a regular contributor of short stories and articles for various anthologies, magazines and own blog. 

Mr. Hermit Pen is a Business Consultant by profession with a degree in Engineering and an MBA. He is well travelled, having spent half of his life outside India; he is presently based in Gurgaon, India.

He is a movie buff, music connoisseur and a cricket fanatic.  He also closely follows politics and current affairs. He is a vocal advocate of education, human rights and equality and he occasionally dabbles in social activism.

At the cusp of reinventing himself once again, Mr. Hermit Pen with all humility showcases his debut book, Nargis.

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Guest Post by Amy Lara

Anyone who knows me also knows that I’m a huge plant person. In fact, today I set out several plants for free to give away to my neighbors. What you probably don’t know about me is that I have worked in several florist shops and garden centers. I love plants, and probably have near forty now (downsized from 120, because I bring them in during the winter, and here in Colorado, that is from mid-October to mid-May, with stormy, hailstorm-ridden days mixed in, so my tiny house can’t accommodate). Anyway, I hope you enjoy this guest post.

10 Types of Flowers That You Love to Grow In Your Home Yard

Flowers give us joy, they have a wonderful aroma, and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and fregrances. Everyone can choose the varieties of plants that suit thier personality and decorate their home. Whether you want them in indoors or in the garden, flowers add a lot of colors and rich beauty, and can also make the simplest space warm and inviting.

Bigger is generally better, particularly with regards to Flowers. Get your hands on varieties of plants you definitely know and love with these 10 plants reproduced to deliver enormous and productive flowers. Put a couple of these supersized flowers in your yard and give your neighbors something to discuss.


Asters produce lovely daisy-like flowers in a scope of hues and, contingent upon the species, are ice lenient. So as to maintain a strategic distance from sicknesses, don’t plant yearly asters in a similar spot a seemingly endless amount of time after year. Ideally, plant in either full sun or in the complete shade in wet very much depleted soil.

Incredible Hydrangea

Durable stems bolster enormous summer-sprouting white flowers. The almost 12-inch blossoms start green, develop to white and afterward blur back to green later in the season. To energize new development and blooming, prune this bush in pre-spring. Why we love it: Unlike other huge hydrangeas, Incrediball won’t flop finished, considerably after a solid downpour.

Red Leaf Begonia

While most begonias flourish in conceal, the red leaf assortment can endure daylight, as well. Its waxy beet-shaded leaves and pink-or white-toned buds appear throughout the entire summer in both sticky or dry conditions, making it the most obliging alternative for the normal yard. Simply putting down roots for your nursery? Plant these begonias in a bed or box on the north or east side of your home underneath a huge tree or secured porch, since this area will make an upbeat trade-off of sifted daylight. Feed red-leaf begonia each other week for relentless blossoms in the late spring.

Bigleaf Magnolia

In spite of the fact that this magnolia is viewed as a medium-size tree at 20 to 40 feet, it has the biggest leaves and flowers of any North American deciduous species. The surrenders develop over to 3 feet in length and are green on top however have fluffy silver-dim undersides. Due to the leaves’ size, solid breezes may harm them, so plant the tree in a shielded area in sun or fractional shade. Why we love it: Take a sniff! Fragrant white flowers are 8-to 12-creeps across and fly in summer. A very close look uncovers wonderful purple communities.


Evergreens give truly necessary shading vulnerable climate months, regardless of where you live. With a large number of varieties, you’ll see one to adore! Peruse the plant tag or depiction to figure out how enormous they’ll stall out with one that is swarming the house or different plantings in a couple of years. In case you’re lacking in space, search for overshadow varieties that won’t get in excess of a couple of feet tall and wide.


The nice marigold, which sprouts is striking oranges and yellows, is a brilliant expansion to any garden. Maybe the best part about the marigold is its lighthearted nature. The flowers flourish under the sun, however, they likewise wouldn’t fret a touch of mid-evening conceal. Marigold additionally isn’t finicky about soil types. Additionally, the flowers are advantageous to your nursery: marigolds discharge thiophenes into the dirt from their root frameworks, executing nematodes that cause root-tie.

Climbing Vine

Vines that climb over a fence, lattice, or arbor include a layer of appeal and enthusiasm to any garden. Blossoming vines likewise draw in entirely, little pollinators, for example, hummingbirds and butterflies. Think about a cardinal climber, clematis, passionflower, honeysuckle, and bogus hydrangea. Add some storage buildings or Metal Buildings sheds to get some space for stuff and sheds for shed plants. 

Double White Angel’s Trumpet

Get a seat and settle in close to this current blessed messenger’s trumpet each night. The sweet aroma from only one plant is sufficient to scent the entire backyard. Pick a radiant spot for the bush, and plant it in very much depleted soil. Be careful: All pieces of the blessed messenger’s trumpet are destructive to people and pets. Why we love it: By late-summer, upwards of 100 unsettled twofold blossoms hang from stems secured with tobacco-like foliage. Additionally, the 10-inch flowers are deer-safe.


You may know Echinacea as an invulnerable framework boosting natural enhancement, however for veteran cultivators, it’s an intense yet exquisite perpetual that requests little in return for its eye-getting, daisy-like sprouts. Local to the grasslands and open woods of the Midwest, Echinacea stands up well not exclusively to cool fronts and ruinous nursery creepy crawlies yet additionally to times of expanded dry spell. This means, If you neglect to water for half a month during a dry summer, the cone-molded, pink-petaled blossoms keep on looking as show-halting as could be. Truth be told, however Echinacea blossoms for a great part of the year—from late-spring to the main ice of winter—it stays a wonderful outskirt plant even once its flowers fall. 


How to Grow Lavender

Adored for its energetic purple flowers and crisp, quieting aroma, lavender courtesies hot, dry conditions likened to those of its local district, the Mediterranean. That being the situation, for stateside plant specialists, there are two straightforward keys to progress. One, make certain to plant the lasting in a recognize that gets at any rate six hours of direct sun every day. Two, don’t overwater. Give lavender a long, careful drench, yet just when the dirt feels practically dry to the touch (when a week or two times per month, climate depending). Specialists likewise suggest pruning in the spring, not long after the principal flowers, so as to support new development and help the plant keep its brand name shape.

Author Bio: 

Kevin Brown 

Kevin writes for topics like Home Improvement, Kitchen decor, Garden, or travel-related topics additionally; he has a passion for the metal building industry for more than ten years, Kevin has become an experienced building specialist in this industry. His goal is to help people with her vast knowledge to assist them with her best suggestions about different DIY buildings such as garages, Metal Carports, utility buildings, and commercial structures.

Cover Reveal – The Wrath of the Hellfires

Patience is a Drawn Bow.
Rage, its Relentless Arrow.

Shukracharya’s plan to break the unity of Vikramaditya’s Council has borne bitter fruit. Friends have become sworn enemies, and brother has turned against brother, setting Avanti on the path to self-destruction.

Even as Vikramaditya prepares to counter a Huna invasion, a rebellion brews within Ujjayini, while a devious conspiracy is hatched to humiliate him. With Indra’s spies swarming the palace and Shukracharya making a bold bid to take the Halahala, the king is dangerously close to the brink of defeat.

Alone and abandoned by those dear to him, fighting to protect his wife and his people, trying his best to keep his promise to Shiva, will the Samrat rise one last time to defend his love, his city and his honour?

As the asura and deva forces muster in a final, desperate gamble to claim the Halahala, The Wrath of the Hellfires brings an explosive conclusion to Vikramaditya’s epic tale of action and adventure.

Other Books in the Series:

About the Author:

Shatrujeet Nath is the creator of the runaway national bestseller series Vikramaditya Veergatha, a four-book mytho-fantasy arc which comprises The Guardians of the Halahala, The Conspiracy at Meru, The Vengeance of Indra and The Wrath of the Hellfires. Described as “a new face to Indian mythology” by DNA, Shatrujeet writes for movies and web shows as well. His also the author of The Karachi Deception, an Indo-Pak spy thriller.

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Guest Post by Dil Gurung

Besides home improvement guest posts, which I have been featuring lately, I also love travel blogs. This is an interesting article about traveling to Nepal. How fascinating! I would love to have the opportunity to visit someday. I hope you enjoy this article.

Top 5 things to do in Nepal 

Nepal is a beautiful land of the Himalayas, friendly and charming people, where divine beings are blended with corporeal and brilliant monasteries, temples, and ancient historical monuments that can be found everywhere in the country. This is the home of Everest ( Sagarmatha), the iconic mountains like Mount Everest and many other snow-capped peaks shining up the place like heaven.

Nepal is merely an amazing country for its rich natural beauty, historic magnetism, and immeasurable cultural heritage sites that have proven to be one of the perfect destinations to visit. However, Nepal is not only famous for its Himalayas but also famous and rich in the diverse rises from subtropical land to the high terrain mountains, lush forest, cultural and ancient religions, and fascinating cities including the world’s tallest mountain! There are hundreds of things to do in Nepal together with exciting trekking, mountaineering, jungle safari, and many others. No wonder every year Nepal attracts thousands of travelers to visit Nepal in different ways from all across the world. In recent years, Nepal has managed to conceive itself into a popular travel destination in the world due to the beauty of culture and nature deviations. Nepal has never failed to distribute the unique and cherished experiences with an incomparable topography and adventure to travelers since the beginning of permitting to visit the country.  

Nepal is full of fun activities and one can enjoy these activities all while being under these magical natural bare bones of the Himalayas. If you are also planning to visit Nepal then keep on reading this blog here we have summarized the top 5 things to do in Nepal while you are in the country. In fact, these 5 things to do in Nepal is sure to shine your holidays and create a memorable trip of a lifetime with the Himalayas, rich nature, culture, biodiversity, Himalayas, culture, creed, and landscapes, there is no doubt to visit Nepal, it is a perfect place to achieve your travel goal for any time! 

#1. Go on Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal is one of the most famous activities that have become the foremost attraction to the entire travelers around the globe. Nepal is called by a paradise of trekkers there is no wonder that Nepal is indeed a Himalayan haven whereas thousands of travelers desire to visit Nepal in a proposal of trekking primarily.  However, Nepal is home to Mount Everest (8848m)- the highest mountain in the world. Likewise, out of fourteen eight thousand meters above peaks eight of them including Mount Everest, Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Manaslu, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.  Nepal is probably one of the world’s most popular trekking destinations where thousands of trekkers visit the country to go on trekking in the Himalayas like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, and many other regions of Nepal. Trekking in Nepal might not be for everyone in terms of difficulty and high altitude but imagine Nepal has so many easy and lower altitude trekking routes in the Himalayas that doest really need to pay attention in terms of physical and mentality. Likewise, Nepal has many trekking routes from normal to challenging but one can easily do the trek in Nepal without having any previous trekking experienced. However, trekking in Nepal has become an ultimate goal for all the adventure lovers to experience a thrilling adventure trekking experience in the Himalayas at least once in a lifetime.  If you ask anyone who has been to Nepal, they will always scream and have praised about its natural and cultural aspects that all you have here in the mountains. Similarly, travelers have an opportunity to explore the delights of cultural diversity along with nature while being in Nepal.

Likewise, any trekking in Nepal Himalayas offers you the diverse scenarios of Nepal and lets you explore and immerse yourself in a unique local culture and traditions, lifestyle, medieval monasteries, temples, architecture, and a wide range of flora and fauna. Hence, trekking in Nepal remains one of the favorite and must-do things in Nepal for the tourists. If you are first time in Nepal and looking for the best trekking destinations then see the below lists of trekking trips, 

Everest Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek, etc.


One of the top things to do in Nepal is a Cultural tour; Nepal is home to diverse ethnic and communities as it is steeped in history and culture and is proud of its rich inheritance. The majority of people in Nepal have faith in religions of Hinduism and Buddhism co-exists and flourish, providing a wealth of ornate temples, stupas, and other religious monuments and symbols.  Since Nepal has different ethnicities the people individually have their own cultures, traditions, practices, values, and costumes. The way people celebrate festivals is different. Similarly, the dialogues also belong to their own and totally different from one to another but there is no treatment as differently, everyone respects each other’s way of living. Thus, getting to know these overwhelming cultural backgrounds of locals by traveling to these ancients’ cultural heritages sites tour is something different and memorable for long-lasting. You get your time to connect with the locals spiritually and emotionally to explore more in-depth!  Normally, cultural tours in Nepal belong to Nepal’s major cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktpur, Lalitpur, Pokhara, Janakpur, Lumbini, and Bandipur where travelers can have full of cultural thrilling by visiting these amazing sites around as it represents the historical facts of Nepal that you get really connected with this legacy story of the history. 


If you are nature enthusiasts and an adore exploring the wilderness and natural plant life of different backdrops then Nepal is a perfect place for you. The country has not only been trending for adventure trekking and tours but it is also pointed as one of the hottest and richest countries for natural resources like a wilderness. Even though being a small Himalayan land, Nepal shelters a wide range of flora and fauna. Besides adventure trekking in the Himalayas, a jungle safari tour in Nepal is amazing to experience that one can explore these glories without any age restrictions in the short time of holidays. However, Nepal has a few most popular national parks in South Asia like Chitwan National Park, Bardia national park, etc where you can do an exciting jungle safari trip, enjoying some of the world’s wild such as rhinos, tigers, elephants, deer, bear, comb, nature bird species and many others.

It’s a time to be a refreshment in nature from the hectic schedules of working. Enjoy the holidays through the best jungle safari in Nepal. This trip will certainly be one of the most memorable trips for sure that you all need to try at least once in a while.  


Nepal is the nation where you can have the benefit of adventure activities such as paragliding, rock climbing, Ultra light flight, bungee jumping, skydiving, zip line, etc. These are the most common and inspiring adventure activities that can be prized for all adventure enthusiasts. Nevertheless, you can do many of these activities in the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, the prices for these exciting activities are affordable and it can be done seasonally. It is a perfect option for adventure trekking in the mountains, if you like to go on a trek but have a short time then try the scenic mountain flights or one of these adventure activities that will fulfill your desires to see the Himalayas. Don’t let it go try it today and enjoy the meaning of life, do not miss this glorious experience; make sure to book your seat today for an adventurous and thrilling experience of a lifetime!


As we all know that Nepal is best known as the home of to the world’s highest mountain thus trekking in Nepal has always been the foremost things to do into the spectacular region of the Himalayas of Nepal but having said that trekking might not be a good fit for everyone, for those who loves river runners into the rapidly blow rives then Nepal is the right destination for you. However, Nepal is also home to some of the electrifying white river rafting places in the world as a country itself known as the second water resources country in the world after Brazil. Nepal is also a paradise of rafting exploits.  Moreover, Nepal is exceptionally much-admired for the high volume of white River, which is relatively the best option for river sprinters. That is the reason why a lot of rafters visit Nepal for this excursion and take a challenge itself. If you are unknown about the Rivers for rafting then here is the list namely, Trishuli River, Marsyangdi River, Bhote Koshi River, Seti River, Kali Gandaki River,  Sun Koshi River,  Karnali River, etc. these are the most popular rivers for the rafting spots in Nepal. Most of these Rivers flow from the high mountain region of Nepal and Tibet. 

If you are considering for River rafting in Nepal then make sure to choose the best time for this journey. The best months to go on river rafting in Nepal are September to  December, and then secondly from February to May. Basically, this time of the year is perfect for the rafting with the moderate volumes of river flows. 


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