After six months of operation, Pokhara Regional International Airport (PRIA) will have its first international flight. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), China’s Sichuan Airlines has offered two charter flights from Chengdu-Pokhara.
According to the CAAN, airline companies such as Himalaya Airlines, Jazeera Airways, Sichuan Airlines and others have been conducting a feasibility study for regular flights from this airport. Buddha Air has already started the process for regular flights from this airport to various cities in India.
Requests for regular international flights from three Chinese cities have been made to Pokhara Airport, according to the Civil Aviation Authority Nepal (CAAN). Flights from Tibet’s Lhasa, Chengdu, and Guangzhou to Pokhara are now in the planning stage.
Buddha-era relics unearthed in Ramagram near Lumbini the birthplace of Gautama Buddha
Ramagrama stupa is a stupa located in Ramgram Municipality, in the Parasi District of Nepal. This Buddhist pilgrimage site containing relics of Gautama Buddha was constructed between the Mauryan and Gupta periods, according to research by Nepal’s Department of Archaeology.
Structures of a pond and a Vihar believed to have been built during the fifth century BC were uncovered during excavations at the Ramgram Stupa. Archaeologists have uncovered Buddha-era relics during excavations at the Ramgram Stupa in Nawalparasi West. A joint team of archaeologists from the Department of Archaeology and Durham University in the UK had carried out a month-long excavation work in the Ramgram Stupa area. Structures of a pond and a Vihar (monastery), believed to have been built during the Buddha era (around fifth century BC), were uncovered during the excavation of the historical site.
According to Robin Coningham, professor at Durham University and advisor to UNESCO, several bricks used in building the Vihar and the pond were unearthed during the excavation. Ramagram is in the process of being listed in World Heritage Sites.