Why Nepal is the best place for photography

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I say this at every opportunity I get: “As a photo enthusiast, Nepal is the best place in the world to be” and I don’t say that just because I love my country. No matter which genre of photography you prefer, Nepal has the finest selection of subjects and opportunities around every bend. Here is a selection of my photographs, grouped by genre, from around the country:

1. Temples and Architecture

Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu
Janaki Temple, Janakpur
Janaki Temple, Janakpur
Taleju temple
Taleju temple and Hanumandhoka palace complex, Kathmandu

2. People and Portraits

Portrait
An old man from Terai
Tharu Girl
A Tharu girl in traditional attire
Newar lady from Kirtipur
Newari lady from Kirtipur

3. Street Photography

Vegetable sellers at Ason
Vegetable sellers at Ason
Morning chitchat
Morning chitchat in alleys of Bhaktapur

4. Culture and Festival

Buddha Jayanti at Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha
Buddha Jayanti celebration at Mayadevi temple Lumbini; birthplace of Buddha
Chhath festival
Chhath festival at Ranipokhari, Kathmandu
Machhindranath Chariot festival
Machhindranath Chariot festival at Patan
Traditional Tharu cultural dance
Traditional Tharu cultural dance in Chitwan

5. Landscapes

Sunset in the Terai
Sunset in the Terai
Annapurna range reflected in Fewa lake
Sunrise over Himalayan mountains of Annapurna range reflected in Fewa lake, Pokhara

6. Nature and Wildlife

Royal Bengal Tiger
Royal Bengal Tiger in Bardia National Park
Greater One-horned Rhino
Greater One-horned Rhinoceros in Chitwan National Park
Spotted Deer
Spotted Deer in Chitwan National Park
Green Bee-eater
Green Bee-eater in Baghmara, Chitwan
Lime Swallowtail Butterfly
Lime Swallowtail Butterfly in Sauraha, Chitwan

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13 Responses

  1. Nikita Shrestha

    Inspiring!!

  2. Bharat Kumar Shrestha

    Yes, your photos prove that Nepal is the place for photography. I hope you will add photos of mountains in coming days.

  3. Wonderful Collection!

  4. I have to agree with all your points, Om. Nepal is endlessly fascinating for a photographer (and anyone else, I think.)

  5. Wonderful pictures, Om Ji.
    While I agree on most of what you said about how Nepal can cater to the photographic needs of many, I think it’s kind of an overstatement to say that it is indeed the best place for photography. I think Nepal still has a long way to go in commercial, fashion, functions (weddings, ceremonials) photography. It sure is one of the best places if you’re looking for nature, wildlife, portraits and street photography.

    • Thank you Anish ji!
      Absolutely! I agree that photography has a long way to go in Nepal but then I was talking about the variety and abundance of photo opportunities.

  6. Wonderful pictures, Om Dai

  7. Dirgha Raj Shrestha

    Wonderful! Mind blowing! Great collection Om dai! Keep up the good work!

  8. Wonderful collection ! Om Sir ! Inspired

  9. Arjun Bhadra Khanal

    yes, Nepal has much more to offer to a photographer’s delight. The above collection, I feel, is just a glimpse of the abundant natural, cultural and architectural photo opportunities that Nepal has.

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