Picnics are an excellent way to take a break from your busy life. So, to help you break the monotony, Nepal Traveller has rounded up five picnic spots you should definitely go to with your family and friends.
30 kms away from Kathmandu, Dhulikhel lies in Kavrepalanchowk district and is among the top and busiest picnic spots. You can observe spectacular views of hills and mountains from Dhukikhel. The historical temple Devisthan adds religious aspects to this place as well. Besides the temple, the other main attraction of Dhulikhel is a pointed stone, also known as ‘selfie stone’ that people visit for photoshoots.
Godawari is almost 16 kms away from the heart of the city. Since this place is rich in natural as well as cultural heritages, it has become one of the most popular places for picnics in Lalitpur. As soon as you enter Godawari, it welcomes you with the beauty of nature along with fresh air. Green hills, diversity, variety of birds adds to the beauty of Godawari and the botanical garden. Godawari Kunda and Naudhara are also worth visiting. Godawari is among top choices for people who want to have unlimited fun in limited time.
Kakani is another hotspot for picnics near Kathmandu. It is just 24 kms away from Kathmandu. The eye-catching view of snow-clad mountains attracts a lot of visitors to Kakani. One can also enjoy an array of adventure activities if interested. Besides that, Kakani is also famous for its trout and strawberry farming.
This Scenic hill station is 27 kms away from Kathmandu. People wait for hours to enjoy sunrise and sunset viewing when they visit Nagarkot. Not just that, the magnificent views of the Himalayas attract thousands of people every year. It is a perfect place for a picnic just to relax, breathe in fresh mountain air and enjoy the view of Kathmandu Valley. The beauty of Nagarkot is simple, not just beauty but is magic which attracts you towards it.
• Pilot Baba Ashram
Pilot Baba Ashram in Bhaktapur is 20.5 kms away from Kathmandu and 6 kms away from Bhaktapur Durbar Square. This place is rapidly gaining attention as another top picnic spot in the Valley. Famous Suryabinayak temple is a few minutes' ride away from this place. You can enjoy breathtaking views of the Valley as it lies at the top of the hill.