Ready for some soaring altitude escapade in a soul-warming milieu? Then pack your travel bags and experience some of the most exhilarating torrents, majestic peaks and wonderful places Nepal has to offer. Here are the top 10 places to visit in Nepal, but remember, after visiting them you can also travel to its neighbor India where are some amazing cities to get lost in.
Located 30 km east of Kathmandu, Dhulikhel is a picturesque town on the Arniko Rajmarg (Kathmandu Kodari Highway). You can have a panoramic view of the Himalayas from this place. During your trip don’t forget to have a brief visit to Namobuddha with monastery and Buddhist stupa. You can also visit Panauti, a village well-known for its abundant temples with glorious wood carving from Dhulikhel.
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9. Wildlife Reserve of Koshi Tappu:
Located in Eastern Nepal near the river of Sapta-Koshi, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the most excellent place to view migratory and native birds in action. Thousands of birds unite together in this place, particularly during the months of January, February and March. What’s so exciting about the place is the trip; the trip which encompasses jeep drives, jungle walks and boat rides, together with treks to Sikkim and Bhutan or rafting trip in Sunkosi is ought to make your Nepal jaunt a memorable experience.
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Lumbini is an ideal place to visit if you are into religion, cultural and archaeological treasures. With the numerous Stupas, courtyard, meditation grounds temples and so much more, a stroll in Lumbini is a walk with Lord Buddha. No sooner you enter the birthplace of Siddharta Gautama, founder of Buddhism and you are captivated by its serene, peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.
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7. Pashupatinath Temple:
Just four kilometers east of Katmandu lie a shrine of immense holiness for Hindu people – the Pashupatinath. The Hindus think that cremating in Pashupatinath and scattering one’s ashes in Bagmati River will give them salvation and liberate them from the set of birth and rebirth. Have a preview of Hindus life, death, culture and tradition by visiting this sacred place.
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Bhadgaon or Bhaktapur, is an ancient town in the Kathmandu Valley. Full of art, architecture and many sculptures you will find here many woodcarving and colossal pagoda temples sanctified to diverse gods and goddesses. The town is shaped like a snail, one of the insignias of God Vishnu and was established in 889 by King Ananda Deva. Do complete your trip with a taste of Bhaktapur’s home-made curd, “Khopa Dhau.”
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5. Royal Chitwan National Park:
If you wish for some jungle fun and adventure with the elephants, you will definitely want to stop by Nepal’s Royal Chitwan National Park. Covering some 932 sq kilometers, this national park is a home for 43 species of animals, 45 species of amphibians and reptiles and a whooping 450 species of birds. One can also have a look on the wild life breeding project, terai culture and enjoy guided jungle walk or safari drives inside 4WD cars.
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Art enthusiasts and lovers will anytime like to put a stop in Patan in their Nepal journey. Patan, the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley is the home for arts,crafts, architecture and tradition illustrations primarily from religious customs. Stroll the city and experience as if you are walking in an open museum. The city believed to be built in the year 299 is full of monuments, Hindu and Buddhist temples with guardian deities, fine bronze entries and wonderful carvings.
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Nagarkot, located just 32 km from the east of Kathmandu is an amazing place to visit if you want to witness how gorgeous and magnificent the Himalayan Mountain range can be. A watch-out tower in Nagarkot, for one, permits visitors to have a 360 degree picturesque view of the Himalayan Mountain peaks and Katmandu valley. Drive up to the city, book a room in the hotel, wake up early in the morning and feel a different kind of sunrise with chilly breezes blowing.
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Counted among one of the most famous places to visit in Nepal, Kathmandu is an amazing travel destination. Walking on the Kathmandu streets you will get to know many aspects of the Nepalese life, their culture, their history, their people and their faith which they have embraced and relived for centuries. The capital is also one of the Nepal’s first points in activities like rafting, trekking and other sports.
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You won’t experience Nepal if you won’t visit Pokhara. Situated at around 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, this enthralling and enchanting city offers the perfect scenery and spellbinding natural beauty not only for those who looks for adventure and fun but also for those seeking solace. Whether its the row in Phewa Lake, preview of the Himalayan Mountain range, a peek to the Mahendra Cave or a trek beside Devi’s Fall and Seti Gandaki River, a trip to Pokhara is a must-must if you are visiting Nepal.
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