Some Best Places to Visit In Nepal
As Nepal holds one of the World’s best travel destinations, it has got uncountable good places to explore and enjoy the holiday most beautifully. Most of these places are naturally wondered. Along with the beauty of nature, these places are even famous for religious, cultural and historical visits. Everyone can join to visit these places in Nepal. So, in this article we’ve discussed some best places to visit in Nepal:
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal where more than 1.5 million people are living together. Kathmandu is a city of temples. There are lots of religious temples and culturally significant places here.
Kathmandu valley is home to 7 of the UNESCO World Heritage sites along with several exquisite temples, monuments, sculptures, art, and architecture. Also, there are many historical places in Kathmandu Valley for you to explore.
The Basantapur Durbar Square is the heart of Kathmandu City which is filled with cultural sites, local restaurants, temples, statues, and antique stores. You can enjoy your time exploring this beautiful place. Most of the festivals and rituals in Kathmandu are performed in the Basantapur Durbar Square.
Kathmandu is the only place in the country that has an international airport. Thus, it is the first place you will stay in as soon as you arrive at the International Airport. This is a perk as you’ll get chances to explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites there.
Some of the most popular touristic places in Kathmandu Valley are as follows:
- Thamel, Kathmandu
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Boudhanath Stupa
- Patan Durbar Square
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Changunarayan Temple
Pokhara is one of the most popular cities in Nepal among the tourists. It is a beautiful and second largest city in the western region of Nepal. Pokhara is also called as the city of lakes as gorgeous lakes surrounds the city on all sides. You’ll see the glorious reflections of Himalayan ranges under the turquoise Fewa lake.
This place is truly a paradise for many tourists who are seeking for some adventurous activities. The city of Pokhara rewards the visitors with numerous entertainment and exciting activities.
Pokhara will offer you one of the best experiences in trekking, boating, hiking, paragliding or simply sightseeing. It is a popular place for boating in the lakes. Boating in the Phewa lake and Begnas lake will truly give you an amazing experience.
It is also the gateway to the Annapurna region and offers the numerous popular trekking in Nepal packages. The brilliant views of Mount Machapuchhre show in the background of the city.
Pokhara is a clean city. This place is equally popular among the local as well as the international tourists. You can find many restaurants and pubs in Pokhara where you can enjoy your time with your friends and loved ones. Some of the best places to visit in Pokhara are as follows:
- Begnas lake
- Phewa Lake
- Rupa Lake
- World Peace Pagoda
- Devis Falls
- Mahendra Cave
- Gupteshwor Cave
Lumbini is the World’s most spiritual place and birthplace of Lord Buddha. It sits in the Terai Belt of Kapilvastu district in Nepal. Being the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, this place is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. The place is most popular among Buddhist devotees and believers all around the world.
Recently, Lumbini has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Maya Devi Temple is one of the important sites in the Lumbini garden where you can meet many historians and archeologists who will help you to know more about Gautam Buddha and his way of life.
You can find lots of beautiful unique monasteries in the Lumbini Garden. There are many countries who built these monasteries. Some of them are China, Jana, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar.
You can find various series of rooms and stone slab in the Lumbini Garden that marks the exact Birthplace of the Lord Siddhartha Gautam Buddha.
Some of the attractions of Lumbini are as follows:
- Maya Devi Temple
- Eternal Flame
- Ashoka Pillar
- China Temple
- Lumbini Museum
- World Peace Pagoda
Chitwan is located in the Terai region of Nepal which has a tropical climatic condition and is 145 km away from the capital city of Kathmandu. The major attraction of Chitwan is the Chitwan National Park. The park is a beautiful one with diverse species of plant and animals. Here, you can see One-Horned Rhinoceros, an endangered species that is found only in Nepal and India.
The park allows tourists to experience best of nature and that is the reason to be in the list of best places to visit. You can explore around the park in the most entertaining ways. Jungle Safari is the major attraction of the Chitwan National Park. You can surf the jungle on jeep ride.
You can ride on a jeep and see the animals so close. While on Safari, you might have an interesting encounter with some of the wild animals such as one horned Rhino, Bengal Tigers and many more.
Along the safari, you will get a chance to visit the Elephant Breeding Center where you can see some Elephants bathing in the rivers. Along with this, you can experience the canoe rides to see some crocodiles.
Mustang was before an isolated and independent Tibetan Kingdom. The government of Nepal allowed trekking and traveling for the foreigners in 1992. Mustang is a popular trekking destination.
Mustang is itself divided into Upper and Lower Mustang. The trekking trails in Mustang are untouched. The trek passes through rural villages with diverse ethnicity and remote life. Thus, lots of tourists around the world visit Mustang to have a wonderful trekking in Nepal experience.
This beautiful place is also popular for apple farming. The Apple farming in Marpha Village is an attraction of Mustang trekking. The village is also famous for apples pies and cheese.
While trekking in Mustang, you can see many ancient caves, monasteries, and forts. You can also witness the ancient architectural designs at the caves and monasteries.
Lo Manthang is one of the attractions of Mustang. Lo Manthang, also called as Lho is the capital of Upper Mustang. This place has a historical significance as the royalties of Mustang used to live there. And therefore, it’s among the best places to visit in Nepal. You can still find some of the Royal families living in the palace of Lo Manthang. Lho Manthang is a restricted trekking area. You will need a special restricted area permit to trek there.
Janakpur is a beautiful city popular for its culture and historical sites. One of the major attractions of Janakpur is the Janaki Mandir which is visited by Hindu devotees all around the world. Janakpur is also the gateway to Mithila which is popular for its arts and artifacts.
Along with the Janaki Mandir, Ram Mandir is a must visit place in Janakpur. It is the oldest temple in Janakpur which is built in ancient architectural designs that reflects the craftsmanship of indigenous Nepalese methodology.
Rara sits in the far northwestern part of Nepal and Mugu district of Jumla. Rara is a peaceful place to relax is one of the best places to visit among nature lovers. The major attraction of Rara is Rara Lake and the Rara National Park.
Rara Lake is the biggest lake in the country and is 167 meters deep. The setting of the lake is very beautiful with alpine forest surrounding it. Trek to Rara is also popular among many trekkers all around the world. You can hike up to the Murma View Point where you can see the whole lake and surrounding area. You can also ride a boat in the lake. There are few paddle boats available. We have listed a Rara lake helicopter tour package where you will be visiting rara lake on helicopter.
Similarly, Rara National park is the smallest national park where you can find varieties of endangered animals and birds.
There are many places to visit in Nepal. Nepal travel will be significant because of nature, culture, history and religion. Among those, we listed only few and best places to visit in Nepal. If you want to explore other places then you can always contact us. Hope you like this blog. If you have any recommendations to add in this list, then post comments.