Top 5 Things to do in Dhulikhel

13, Nov 2020 |

The perfectly located resorts in Dhulikhel provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the dusk and dawn every day.


On the outskirts of Kathmandu valley, 30 km away, lies the picturesque city of Dhulikhel. The naturally blessed destination is also equally culturally rich. Once in Dhulikhel, it already feels like one is away from the daily hustles. Located at the foot of the mountains, one can explore the spectacular panoramic views of the mountain ranges of Langtang, Mt. Duje Lakpa, Melungtse, Numbur, etc. The popular tourist destination has varieties of attractions that keeps up the longing for the city.


The paths from Dhulikhel to the surrounding places are the most suitable trails for hiking and trekking. Moreover, one can also get their gears set and go mountain biking to the hilltop and explore the scenic way. The path from Dhulikhel to Thangri Tashi Monastery on the hilltop of Namobuddha is an adventurous way to cycle through. The 3-hour trek way to the hilltop of Namobuddha through Kali temple, alongside the villages of Kavre and the forests, enjoying nature to the fullest is something that fills a traveler's soul. Another uphill trek is the Dhulikhel-Nagarkot trek through fascinating temples of Chandeshwori, Bhagwati, and Buddhist shrines of Lokeshwor. On the 3-4 hours journey, one can also encounter the magnificent viewpoint of Gosaikunda.


The hotels, lodges, and beautifully situated resorts in Dhulikhel facilitate the heartwarming views of the sunrise and sunset glistening above the mountain tops. Besides Nagarkot, this is also an ideal destination where one can leave behind all other things and enjoy the views on the horizons. It feels like time stopping for some time while taking a glimpse of the gradient in the sky. The perfectly located resorts provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the dusk and dawn every day.


The native inhabitants of Dhulikhel are the Newari people. Therefore, the city is not only filled with landscapes and beautiful views of nature but also comprises the cultural aspect of the traditional locals. There are many Hindu temples in the area that uplifts the heritage of the place. Shiva Temple, Kali Temple, Ganesh Temple, Chandeshwori Temple, Hari Sidhhi Temple, Bhagwati Shiva Temple, Gita Temple are the list of cultural sites that one can visit to get a sensational feel of the culture in Dhulikhel. The heritage walks through the temples and shrines are one peaceful experience not to miss.
Moreover, Dhulikhel has the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue. It is the tallest Lord Shiva statue in the world. Standing 143 ft. high, the structure is of copper, zinc, cement, and steel, which is a perfect example of outstanding architecture that attracts thousands of visitors every week.


Dhulikhel serves as the best spot for adventure lovers. One of the incredible zipline experiences in Nepal is here. The magical zip flying is something that one cannot miss while traveling through this city. Accompanied by perfect views, it is a worthwhile excitement.


The selfie stone is one of the most prominent features of Dhulikhel. The stone lies on top of a hill, near the Kali temple. The way to the Kali temple is through 1000 steps of stairs (Hajaar Sidi). The way to the hilltop is a pleasure to walk through as the view on reaching the top is worthwhile. The picturesque panorama that one can witness from there fills the heart with joy. The selfie stone situated beautifully on the hill is an attraction for a photo session. The perfectly angled stone includes the stunning view of the Himalayas, green hills, and the settlements that prove to be a cherishing memory to capture.


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