Sunday, 1 January 2017
Phulchowki hill is located in the south east of Kathmandu valley and popular for romantic views, different species of birds and lowers. Phulchowki is the highest hill among the surrounding hills of Kathmandu valley where you can take enjoy of snow in the winter season. Phulchowki hill is 20 km. Far from Kathmandu city and there are two ways to reach to Phulchowki hill. If you want quite long walk around the hills of Kathmandu valley you can go to Phulchowki hill through Namobuddha. But if you are hurry and want short walk to reach to Phulchowki you can go direct ascend from Godawori. Phulchowki hill is surrounded by the dense forest of the different plants including Rhododendron. Because of this beautiful and dense forest different species of birds and butterflies and some animals can be found in Phulchowki hill. In beautiful forest of the Phulchowki hill you can see the different kinds of birds such as the Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Yellow-browed Tit, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Red-billed Leiothrix, Whiskered Yuhina, Besra, Bronzed and Racket-tailed Drongos, Greater Yellow nape, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Nepal Cutia, Ultramarine Flycatcher, and Black-winged Cuckoo shrike. There is the shrine of Phulchowki Mai; guardian goddess on the top of the Phulchowki hill.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.