10 Best Places To Visit In Nepal
Nepal, may not feature on every person’s travel bucket list, but let us tell you, it is a slice of heaven on earth. Nepal, which happens to be India’s landlocked neighbour, may honestly have never gotten its due as a place worthy of travelling or visiting. Thankfully, that is changing now and how. Many people discover South Asia’s hidden gem, home to so many beautiful temples , cultures, monasteries, cafes, mountains, and adventure sports sites.
True, Nepal may not be very mainstream with its travel marketing, but we have collated some of the best places to visit in Nepal for you. Nepal has something for everybody. For the religious souls, there are temples; for the adventure junkies, there are places to hike, trek etc. For the sombre souls, several cafes have books and tasty delicacies to offer. One can never run out of things to do in Nepal.
is said that one can never get bored in the city of Kathmandu. Nepal’s capital city Nepal, Kathmandu, is full of life and has plenty to offer to anyone who visits it. For the wise and the worldly, make sure you visit the stunning temple of Pashupatinath, the Boudhanath Stupa, the monkey temple of Swayambhunath and the Kopan Monastery. Go for a trek or hike in the Kathmandu valley for the adventure junkie in you or simply read a book in one of the city’s cafes.
If you want to sample the local cuisines, visit Forests And Plate and Yangling restaurant. While you are in the town, don’t forget to shop for handicrafts made by local women. If you do indulge your inner shopaholic, use your DBS credit/debit card to avail some fantastic discounts.
One of the most underrated tourist places in Nepal has to be the hill station of Nagarkot. If you plan a Nepal trip, don’t forget to visit Nagarkot. Soak in the natural and alluring beauty of the Himalayas in this small town. It has a picturesque and breathtaking view of the eight of the Himalayan ranges.
Nagarkot is also a lowkey adventure sports location. If you want to get that much-needed adrenaline flowing, we suggest you indulge in trekking, mountain biking and even paragliding in Nagarkot.
trip to Nepal is incomplete without a visit to the city of Pokhara. It is situated right on the shores of Lake Phewa. It also overlooks the beautiful and unparalleled beauty of the snow-capped Annapurna Himalayan Range. Pokhara is filled with lush green forests, underground caves, beautiful waterfalls. If you are on your honeymoon a trip with your special someone, don’t forget to catch some of the sunrises and sunsets at Lake Phewa. They are indeed a great wonder of the earth.
4. Sagarmatha National Park
Heard about the Mount Everest? Well, how about visiting a place that is the home of Mount Everest. Sagarmatha National Park is one of the most favourite tourist places in Nepal. You can either climb or just bask in the beauty of these peaks, such as Lhotse, Cho Oyo, Nuptse, Thamserku, Pumori, and Amadablam.
If you love animals, we suggest you spend some more time at Sagarmatha National Park and venture further to see some rare species of animals such as snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan and Tahr, black bears, and choral. This is a perfect place where tranquil nature meets wildlife.
If Buddhism touches your soul and makes it feel calm, then plan a visit to Lumbini, the significant Gautama Buddha’s birthplace. When you are in Lumbini, visit the Maya Devi Temple, the Lumbini Monastic Site, the Royal Thai Monastery, the World Peace Pagoda, or just stroll around and relax in the gardens is more your thing.
6. Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is one of the most unknown and underrated places in South Asia. Because it has hot and blistering summers, it is best visited after September. However, it has flora and fauna like the Savannahs. You can take a jungle safari, trek or even hikes in this national park. However, we would suggest you take a guide along with you for safety reasons.
The park home to several grasslands and wildlife, including the one-horned rhinos, over 500 species of birds, wild elephants, leopards, sloth bears, and the majestic Bengal tiger. You can even take a ride on an elephant in this park.
Visiting any place in Asia would mean for us to try the local variations of the tea. Well, if you are a tea-lover or not, we strongly suggest you visit Nepal’s tea district, Ilam. Beautiful tea gardens overlook Mt Kanchenjunga and several quaint local eateries for you to sample their local delicacies and teas.
So, sit back, relax and take a sip of the hot tea along with a book or by simply having a look at the mountains. There is a bit of bird-watching that you can partake in if you are in Ilam as it has several places that are home to several rare species of birds.
Does the name of the place throw you off? Well, don’t because it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is located only 30-40 miles away from the bustling city of Kathmandu, but it is an entirely different place in itself. Considered to be one of the oldest towns in Nepal, Panauti is a beautiful town.
When you visit, Panauti, plan a visit to The Kali Temple and the Doleshwor Mahadeva Temple. There are several historic markets in the town and also some amazing, sweet dishes to be found. This town has a new world and an old-world charm at the same time.
Bandipur is yet another quaint town. It is famous for housing the Siddha Gufa (Caves) and for its Newari culture. With charming row houses, old temples and monuments, the town of Bandipur will take you down a history trip. The entire city is a haven for people who love culture as it is full of it. Remember to take pictures while you are in Bandipur, as it has some genuinely Instagram-worthy places.
Situated in Western Nepal, Tansen is located pretty far away from Kathmandu. If you are travelling by road, it could be a long drive. But trust our word, this place should be crossed off your travel bucket list. When you visit Tansen, make sure to visit the Tansen Durbar, Muldhoka, the famous Nanglo Bakery and the Ranaujeshwori Temple. Like other places, Tansen again is a place full of culture and history. It also is known for some delicious cuisine, and if you are fond of experimenting and indulging your taste buds, this place should be visited.
Now that you know what to do when you visit Nepal make sure you adhere to the current travel advisories and guidelines. Sure, travel is opening up but make sure you travel with safety gear and always mask up. Those who have been cleared to travel check out some excellent deals going on travel websites and airline bookings. There are some fantastic discounts on air travel. Make sure you use your DBS credit card to avail of the discount and check out digibank travel for some fabulous travel ideas as well.