Add these cool places to your Nepal itinerary if you haven't already

Author: Debahuti Gogoi
Date: 2020-05-09

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Settled in the lap of the Himalayas, Nepal is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The significance of Nepal is the scenic beauty that surrounds the country.

It offers an excellent opportunity for the tourists to discover the lush green forest, the giant Himalayas, and various cultures of the place. Let’s take a look at some of the places of Nepal that you cannot miss visiting while exploring Nepal:

Kathmandu Durbar Square, Nepal, Kathmandu

The first on the list is Kathmandu Durbar Square. Located in the Basantpur area of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square is one among the three durbar squares that reflects the rich history and architecture of the country.

Built by King King Prithvi Narayan Shah, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was originally his royal palace. The durbar also has many significant temples inside it as well as a glorious Hanuman Dhoka Complex, which makes it further popular among the travelers. During various festivals and occasions, the durbar gets flooded with visitors.

Garden of Dreams, Nepal, Kathmandu

Built with a plethora of eye-catching wonders like amphitheatre, urns, pavilions, and ponds, the Garden of Dreams of Kathmandu attracts both local as well as international tourists. It is a perfect place to experience the serenity and peace of mind as you can escape from the chaos of the city.

It was built and designed by Kishore Narshingh and later on Kaiser Sumsher Rana was the patron of the garden. However, after the death of Sumsher Rana, the Austrian government renovated it for visitors.

Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal, Kathmandu

This spherical shape Stupa is located at a distance of 11 kilometres away from the city. It remains crowded by thousands of devotees from different places every year who come here to wish. Moreover, the Stupa has a soft place in the hearts of the religious pilgrims.

It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and is known by various names, which include Chorten Chempo, the Buddha Stupa, Jarung Khashor, Chaitya, and the Khasti.

Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal, Kathmandu

Located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu, the Pashupatinath Temple is considered to be one of the popular Hindu temples in Nepal. The magnificent temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, and a large population of people visit this temple to take his blessings. This temple was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a must-visit place to satisfy the religious soul inside you.

Indra Chowk, Nepal, Kathmandu

Any trip is incomplete without a little bit of shopping. Nepal gives you many shopping options in the bustling streets of Indra Chowk. This area in Kathmandu, situated in the India-Tibet trade route, is a busy market place with many colorful shops. Indra Chowk is also a great place to satisfy your taste buds. The chowk becomes a ceremonial place during the festive season. So, don’t miss to visit the Indra Chowk while traveling to Nepal.

Langtang National Park, Nepal, Kathmandu

The Langtang National Park in Kathmandu should be in your checklist if you are a nature and animal lover. Filled with walking and trekking trails, dense forest, and different varieties of flora and fauna, the Langtang National Park is a treat to the eyes. The park also has the remarkable and serene Gosaikunda Lake flowing through it.

Budhanilkantha Temple, Nepal, Kathmandu

Located in the foothills of the Shivpuri Hill in Kathmandu, the Budhanilkantha Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple has always remained the focus of tourist attraction. Moreover, it is considered to be one of the most religious places of Hindu pilgrimage. The temple has the biggest stone statue in Nepal that draws a huge number of visitors to the temple every year. The best time to visit this temple is during the Haribondhini Ekadashi Mela that takes place on the 11th day of October and November.

Taudaha Lake, Nepal, Kathmandu

Situated in the outer parts of Kathmandu, Taudaha Lake is filled with picturesque and breathtaking views. It is covered by lush greenery, and the lake is full of fishes. If you are a birdwatcher, this waterbody will surely not disappoint you as the area is full of migratory birds.

Kathesimbhu Stupa, Nepal, Kathmandu

Nepal is famous for stupas situated in different parts of the country. Right in the centre of Kathmandu, the Kathesimbhu Stupa is a popular tourist destination. What is interesting about this place is that there is a giant stupa located between the smaller ones. It also has a beautiful courtyard that is known as the Swayambhunath Complex. This monument is a great example of royal architecture as the centre has a white dome with intricate carvings.

Thus, a visit to Kathmandu provides ample opportunities for visitors and tourists to explore their ancient history, culture, and wonderful nature. So, don’t wait! Pack your bags and begin your voyage to this extraordinary country.

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