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http://www.shankerhotel.com.np/blog/2015/7/27/many-good-reasons-for-visiting-tansen

Visitors to Nepal become familiar with a water-bearing snout-nosed bronze vessel called a karuwa sooner rather than later. It is a ubiquitous presence in any restaurant claiming to be ethnic (plenty of these in the capital, Kathmandu); on display as decoratives in lobbies and rooms of hotels; on the shelves of tasteful drawing rooms; in showcases in souvenir shops; and in most Nepalis’ homes. The karuwa is not only a utilitarian utensil for pouring water, but a work of art in itself, with lovely curves and beautiful etchings. Yes, you’ll come across a karuwa somewhere or the other during your visit to Nepal. And, if you want to see the biggest karuwa in the country, and no doubt in the world, you’ll have to go to a lovely little town called Tansen in Palpa district of western Nepal. 
There are excellent reasons why you should visit Tansen in western Nepal, one of them being to see the biggest karuwa in the world.
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I read in a newspaper recently that a committee had been formed to celebrate 2016 as Visit Eastern Nepal Year. That’s a great idea, and one that has been a long time in the coming, for eastern Nepal is full of great natural beauty and extremely hospitable people. Unlike the far-west, there is no far-east in the country, but the further east you go, the better is everything, including the weather. You get good rains here, and so the forests are verdant, the paddy fields are lush green, and the rolling tea estates are very pleasant to look at. 

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It is one of the most beautiful regions in Nepal, and it has some really exciting treks
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June 15 is when all the seven world heritage monument zones that go to make Kathmandu Valley a World Heritage Site are again open to tourists. The April 25 earthquake reduced some of the relics inside these seven zones to dust, or caused partial damage to some others. Restoration plans are well underway, and this will of course be a prolonged affair, since it is quite an intricate process. And, because Kathmandu has some of the best restorers in the world—restorers who are well versed in their highly specialized craft—one can rest assured that something beautiful is sure to come out of their efforts. 


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The devastating April 25 earthquake caused many deaths and much destruction, but Nepal is rapidly rising out of the rubble to create a ‘New Nepal’. 
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Esoteric HealingTechniques in Nepal

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There’s more to Kathmandu than just world heritage sites and Thamel; there are also centers that teach natural arts of healing both the body and the mind.
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Calamitous events have occurred during the month long #RatoMatsyendranathJatra.

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Calamitous events have occurred when things have fallen apart during the month long Rato Matsyendranath Jatra.
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Nothing can compare to the great loss in lives and property due to the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks, but the destruction of many priceless heritage monuments has also been a terrible blow to the country. It has been all the more severe in Kathmandu Valley, which is a world heritage site because of its seven world heritage monuments, namely: the three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur; the two stupas of Swoyambhunath and Boudhanath; and the two temples of Pashupatinath and Changunarayan.  
http://www.shankerhotel.com.np/blog/2015/7/11/restoring-original-glory
The restoration of heritage monuments destroyed or damaged by the April 25 quake is a priority today, and a great challenge.  
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People have been traumatized, but you can’t cry all the time. People are united to work together to overcome the national crisis…Things are getting better...Schools have opened. People are quite positive, they have started laughing and partying…There is a strong sense of unity to rebuild Nepal.” So says the owner of a travel agency in a feature titled, “Nepal prays for return of tourists after earthquakes” by Natalie Paris (http://goo.gl/lvpzIl). 


http://www.shankerhotel.com.np/blog/2015/6/6/nepal-today-bargain-of-a-lifetime
Visit Nepal now to take advantage of some really fabulous bargains, and in some really exciting places. 
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Nepali women have had quite a number of successes in conquering #everest #WomanPower

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Nepali women have had quite a number of successes in conquering the highest peak in the world; some have even set new records
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Go to Nepal my friend, it will be good for your soul, your mind, and your wallet! Nepal is one of the, if not the cheapest places on this earth to travel r...
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you’ll always find something here that should excite and inspire you.

#artisticNepal

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No matter what your particular preference is regarding the arts, you’ll find something here that should excite and inspire you.
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Lazimpat Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
NPCentral RegionKathmandu44600
+977 1-4410151shankerhotel.com.np
Luxury Hotel, Tourist Attraction

Hotel Shanker is a historic heritage hotel in Kathmandu, housed in a 19th-century palace in Lazimpat, at a walking distance from Thamel and Durbar Marg, the heart of Kathmandu. It was the royal residence of the rulers of Nepal, from 1894 until 1964, when it was converted into a hotel. The facade and traditions were kept intact but the interiors were redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they'd expect of a world class hotel. The hotel is characterized by exquisite and authentic objects d'art. For example, the carved windows displayed in the lobby bar are over 200 years old. This magnificient property is definitely a tourist attraction worth visiting while in Kathmandu.

Background and History of the Palace

At the turn of the 19th century, Gen. Jit Shumsher Rana, brother of HH Sri Tin Maharaja Bir Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, hired architect Kumar Narsingh Rana to build the most elegant palace in Kathmandu. Items such as gilt mirrors, velvet and marble were imported from Europe. The sunburst chandeliers were constructed locally and the exteriors were fashioned in neo-classical style. The construction was completed in 1894 A.D.

After Gen. Jit Shumsher's death in 1913, this palace came under the control of HH Sri Tin Maharaja Juddha Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, one of the most distinguished of the powerful Rana Maharajas. His son, Gen. Maharajkumar Agni Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana lived in this palace. His daughters, Nepal's Late Queen Aishwarya and her two sisters, the erstwhile Queen Komal and Princess Prekshya, were born in the palace.

Our Founder's legacy

In 1964 A.D., Late Mr. Ram Shanker Shrestha bought this palace and converted it into the hotel, commencing operations with 23 rooms. His ingenious concept of maintaining the old age beauty and merging it with modern comforts is the existence of Hotel Shanker, Kathmandu. Today, the hotel maintains and cherishes its position as a grand beauty of unmistakable class. 

He posthumously received the Order of the Gorkha Dakshina Bahu, an order of knighthood of Nepal. It is one of the highest honours given for the distinguished contribution to the country traditionally by the King and now the President.

Location

The hotel is located at a mere 2 minutes from the Narayanhiti Royal Palace Museum in Durbar Marg and 5 minutes from the restaurants and shopping areas of Durbar Marg and Thamel.

Most of the hotel’s 4.4 acre property is beautifully landscaped. An oasis in the midst of a frenzied hustle and bustle of a modern metropolis? Yes, that’s us, Hotel Shanker.

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Awards

Winner -- Zoover Awards
Winner -- Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2013



Rooms and Amenities

- 94 well-appointed guest rooms including 12 Suites
- 32" or 42" LCD TV/ Local & Cable TV (60 Channels)
- Free WI-FI (for online guests, else fees applicable)
- In room electronic safety deposit box (fits laptop)
- Full bath amenities, hair dryer
- Complimentary in-room Tea/Coffee maker
- Non Smoking room available
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Lolo HK
a year ago
Overpriced.... All photos from websiste have been taken Long Long time ago when this hotel was new..... This was in an other era... Very Long Time ago. Breakfast is poor... I would have rated it 4-5 star if it cost half price....
Response from the owner - a year ago
Dear Sir, Just to clarify, all the photos were taken last year. Very sorry to hear that you did not like our breakfast but 99% of people do. I hope that the discerning reader will side with the 99%. Thanks.
Rajendra Karki
a year ago
Rajendra karki. i like this hotel np
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Michale Rhodes
2 years ago
I along with 3 of my friends visited Nepal lately though we only went to Asia to visit India. we found the quality of the hotel and the country itself far better than what we had thought or what the perception is around.We luvd its prime location ( just behind the royal palace and a km away from the best hangout place of kthmandu..(thamil), we totally enjoyed the stay, food and view from the hotel right after it rained and the fresh air of early mornings. It was a good deal over all, they give info about anything we wanted to see or anywhere we wanted to go.. very nice people. btw the poolside bar was awesome.... definitely recommended!
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Greetings from Shanker Hotel! Thank you very much for your great review! It is positive feedback such as yours that keeps us moving forward and we certainly appreciate your taking the time to share your opinion here on Google+. Your review has been shared with the Shanker team. Once again, thank you for staying with us. We all look forward welcoming you back!
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Arjun Sampathkumar
2 years ago
This was our return visit to the valley, after a period of 2 years. The room was great and the service was hospitable. Highly recommend it!
Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you for posting your kind review here. Glad to hear that you paid a return visit to our heritage property. I would also like to thank you for recommending our hotel to other readers.
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Perry S
2 years ago
Magnificient historic hotel. Loved the gardens. Enjoyed my time spent at their delightful bar in the lobby.. drinks were reasonably priced... The hotel seems to well serviced by local taxis..that will take about Rs 150 to Thamel.. or it was just a 10 min walk. Highly recommended. Would stay here if I ever visit Nepal again.
Response from the owner - a year ago
Greetings from Shanker Hotel Kathmandu! Thank you so much for your review posted here on Google+ and for staying with us during your visit to Kathmandu. It was a pleasure for all of my team to read of your great and encouraging feedback. Thank you also for your recommendation to other readers.
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Neha S
2 years ago
Spent a week staying at the Shanker Hotel and enjoyed it immensely. The building is a converted palace and looks like a brilliant, oversized iced cake from the outside. Many of the rooms have individual character with coloured tiles and friezes of mythological characters around the walls. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The Hotel Bar is a cosy snug place for an Everest beer at the end of the evening and the pool area is well kept, cool and a refreshing oasis of calm. I will be coming again for return visits.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you very much for having taken the time to write this great review here on Google+. Reading your review was a pleasure as it seemed that we managed to provide you with an oasis in the middle of a hectic city such as Kathmandu. Your kind words will certainly be shared with our team members in all departments. Thank you again for your review and for staying with us.
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Ryan S
2 years ago
Kathmandu felt like a medieval city, people move in the heady rhythms set by those millennium-old temples and rituals. Add the dust and fumes from cars and trucks that never have to retire in this land, this city can be rather overwhelming after a full day out gawking at history-alive in the Durbar Sq. or just coffee/book/date hunting on Durba Marg or Thema. So it's nice that Shanker is tugged away from all the hustle and bustle, behind a fortress of tall trees and a lush garden, but still within walking distance of Themal, Durbar Marg, and Durbar Sq! I stayed at Hotel Shanker for 7 nights, venturing out to all over the city and some parts of the valley. And every evening, boy, was I glad to be back in the quiet embrace of this colonial-style palace refurbished modern hotel. Do not expect 5* luxurious amenities of a brand new hotel in Shanghai or Singapore, don't read me wrong all the necessary creature comforts are more than well-provided for, but it is the slightly aged and antique style of the place's furnishings that will win you over. Great breakfast too, a good spread of western continental and Indian curry and pastries. Be sure to ask for their Masala tea, in place of cofee or tea!And if you come summer (I was there when it was just turning Spring), there's always that tentalizing swimming pool beside a bar set in the lush Maharaja-esque garden in front of the hotel. When you have enough of the medieval city, you want to retire to this colonial gem, and while away the rest of the evening with your book or your loved one by the pool, under the brighter than bright Nepali stars.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you very much for having taken the time to write this great review here on Google+. Reading your review was a pleasure as it seemed that we managed to provide you with an oasis in the middle of a hectic city such as Kathmandu, exactly what one needs after a demanding day touring the city. Your kind words will certainly be shared with our team members in all departments. Thank you again for your review and for staying with us.
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nuno vidal
3 years ago
Te Best Off The Best... And with the Orange Tree's
Response from the owner - a year ago
Dear Nuno, Glad to hear about your experience. Thank you for posting this review here on Google+. Hope to see you around!
Beautiful Hotel -- it lives up to its name. Well done, Shangri-La Chao Phraya
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