Make the most of the holiday season with our top 5 places to visit in the country
RINA KUMARI MANDAL
As the monsoon ends, a breath of fresh autumn air surrounds the valley with all the festivals lining up. The clear weather during this season makes it perfect to travel around Nepal and witness its true beauty. Enjoy your festival holidays by indulging in nature, culture and a whole lot of fun.
Get your backpack ready as here is the list of top 5 gateways to make your holidays more fun:
Pokhara is the perfect holiday antidote for those seeking adventure and some chill out experiences. Being the most popular tourist hub of the country, it is no wonder that the city can promise you some lifetime experiences. The city, famous for its stunning snow-capped mountains, lakes, best trekking routes, diverse cultural activities, cafes and restaurants and many other adventurous activities, is located on the banks of Lake Phewa.
Things to do when in Pokhara
Adventure sports: Paragliding, Zip flying, bungee jumping, rafting.
Trekking to beautiful villages in Annapurna region
Sunrise and Sunsets from Sarangkot.
Experience the night life at lakeside Pokhara and boat to Talbarahi Temple
Not so far from the valley there is this beautiful hill stations named Nagarkot perfect for everyone seeking for an escape and relaxing during their holiday.
Situated at an elevation of 2,195 meters, it is one of the most scenic places in Bhaktapur district. The surrounding scrubland is laced with trails and is home to different species of butterflies. Eight out of 13 Himalayan peaks of Nepal can be seen clearly from here. It is famous for its beautiful sunrise and also known as the window to Mt. Everest.
Things to do when in Nagarkot
Sunrise and sunset over the mighty Himalayas,
Nagarkot Buddha Peace Park and Nagarkot view tower
Rock climbing and paragliding
Hiking through terraced hills covered with mustard fields
A perfect blend of culture, history and wildlife and nature, Bardiya offers unique experiences for travelers. The paddy house of the country is also home to the longest river of Nepal, Karnali. With all its amazing history, Bardiya is perhaps the most underrated city of Nepal.
Being in Bardiya gives you the view of ethnically rich Nepal. Definitely not to miss during your holidays!!!
Things to do when in Bardiya
Enjoy the Bardiya National Park
Visit the Black Bluck Sanctuary
Pilgrimage sites like Baglamukhi Temple, Kotahi Temple, Thakurdwar Temple
Khata Biological Corridor.
Rafting in Karnali and visit to iconic Chisapani-Karnali Bridge
Don’t want to waste your holidays by traveling long routes? Visit Dhulikhel!
With the stunning panoramic view of mountains, Dhulikhel is an alluring city located on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley. The city is believed to be among the last places to be annexed to the country and has interesting narrow streets and lanes embedded with a number of ancient houses with beautiful wooden frameworks and intricate carving, hidden temples and few Buddhist Stupas.
Things to do when in Dhulikhel
Visit to Buddhist monastery Namobuddha and explore magnificent architecture along with bewitching views.
Witness the world’s tallest Shiva statue in Sanga.
Bless your taste buds with the amazing varieties of local pickles.
Hike up all the way to Hajar Sidhi a perfect place to see the panoramic view of snow-capped mountains.
Experience mountain biking and rafting.
Being the 5th largest city of Nepal, Chitwan has tremendous offerings for visitors. Popular for cultural variations, jungle activities, pilgrimage tours and many more you will never get bored when you are in Chitwan. Heart of the Jungle, Chitwan, has one of Asia’s best national parks for viewing wildlife. Chiwan is one of the best options if you want an easy breezy vacation with friends or family.
Things to do when in chitwan
Chitwan National Park and go for safaris, experience the feeling of getting close with wildlife.
Visit the epic Bish hazari Taal.
View Elephant Breeding Center
Visit Tharu Cultural Museum
Sashwat Dham and Devghat Dham