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8 Most Popular Tourist Places You Must Visit in Nepal

From amazing sightseeing places to lush beauty of nature, everyday in Nepal is an adventure in itself. Apart from a glorious view of the Himalayan ranges, you get to see most renowned and sacred temples in Nepal. The country is a great place for solo backpack tours, a vacation with family and even a honeymoon trip. There are such amazing places to visit in Nepal that you would be continuously fascinated all along the journey. You can find a number of scared and historic attractions in the country which is why this place is a favorite among spiritual seekers. Even for others there is a lot to do and experience in this great land filled with natural and manmade beauty. Here are some of the top places to visit in Nepal.

 

Best Tourist Places in Nepal

 

  • Kathmandu

The capital city is among the must visit places in Nepal. The architecture that dots the city is a tangible proof of its marvelous heritage. The lively streets infuse another tone to the laid back atmosphere and add vibrancy to it. You will get hit with waft of beautiful fragrance and see historic temples and carved statues here. Another amazing place to visit near Kathmandu is the famous Swayambhunath Stupa.

Best known For: Its age old architecture that gives an old era feel to the entire place, palaces of old kings, with pagoda style structures

Key Attractions: Basantapur Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Temple

Things To Do: Visit Kathmandu’s royal palace, known as the Hanuman Dhoka and explore wildlife at Chitwan National Park

 

  • Bhaktapur

This place was once a royal abode and it still holds vestiges of that past in the form of some grand and majestic structures. It remains to be one of the most popular tourist places in Nepal and is an absolute delight for those who visit it. You can have a great view of some amazing palaces as well as some beautiful temples in this interesting place.

Best Known For: Durbar Square which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Key Attractions: Nyatapola Temple, 55 Window Palace, Dattatreya Temple

Things To Do: Visit the National Art Gallery and take part in Traditional Thangka Paintings Gallery workshop

 

  • Pokhara

Pokhara is among the best natural places to visit in Nepal and many trekkers consider it to be the gateway to the Himalayas. Even if you are not into adventure sports, you can still sightsee and just explore the natural abundance of this place. Soak in the view of some of the highest mountains in the world, quaint lakes and lush greenery.

Best Known For: Natural beauty and the towering Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna mountain peaks

Key Attractions: Annapurna mountain range and leisure activities to enjoy around it

Things To Do: Enjoy adventure sports such as paragliding, trekking and more, visit the Gorkha Memorial Museum and Regional Museum

 

  • Nagarkot

If you are looking for places to visit in Nepal for honeymoon then head over to Nagarkot. It is one of the best places to enjoy a great view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy all the bounty that nature has to offer at this place. It offers a great setting to stir up romance, a tranquil environment to relax with family and just about a spectacular time for everyone.

Best Known For: Splendid natural beauty

Key Attractions: Pagoda-style Changunarayan Temple

Things To Do: Enjoy paragliding, nature trail and many other activities here

 

  • Lumbini

Another top-rated tourist attraction in Nepal is the town of Lumbini which is home to the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. The place has the most tranquil and peaceful vibe that washes you over with its calmness. It’s a fabulous place to enjoy sightseeing with family or partner. You can also soak in all the esoteric energies that surround this town filled with monasteries.

Best Known For: Peaceful monasteries and the Maya Devi temple

Key Attractions: Ashokan Pillar, ancient Buddhist temples, Bodhi tree, Japan Peace Stupa and Lumbini Museum

Things To Do: Enjoy sightseeing all around the town which is filled with many monasteries

 

  • Nuwakot

This tourist place in Nepal is a perfect combination of great scenic beauty and amazing architectural monuments. This idyllic town is a terrific getaway for those who wish to enjoy the old world charm of Nepal and also its immense natural beauty. You can enjoy the most panoramic views of the valley as well as marvel at detailed craftsmanship on old monuments here.

Best Known For: Beautiful landscape and historic temples and monuments

Key Attractions: Nuwakot Durbar, the former palace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, Kalika Temple and Malika Temple

Things To Do: Get the most impressive view of the valley from Bhairabi Temple and sightsee other temples

 

  • Janakpur

Another place to visit in Nepal with family is Janakpur. This place is the birthplace of Goddess Sita and also where she married Lord Rama. This place obviously holds a lot of importance in the hearts of Hindus and pulls in a lot of pilgrims. This city is a center for religious and cultural tourism.

Best Known For: Beautiful temples associated with the mythology of Ramayana

Key Attractions: Janaki Mandir

Things To Do: Visit Ram Mandir, Janaki historical museum and sightsee around the place

 

  • Panch Pokhari

Nothing boasts of natural beauty and panoramic view as this heavenly place.  Panch Pokhari is a group of 5 Hindu holy lake in the Sindhupalchowk Districtof Nepal. This place has unsurpassed natural beauty that is a sight for sore eyes. It is one of the best natural places to visit in Nepal.

Best Known For: The most gorgeous view of the Himalayan Range

Key Attractions: Sacred Lake in Janai Purnima

Things To Do: Take a holy tour of this natural haven that is a pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhist

There are many marvelous places waiting to be explore in and around India. If you are bitten by the travel bug or are interested in enjoying biological diversity and cultural heritage of new places then we at iTraveller have the best deals for you. Check out our Nepal tour packages and get exploring.

 

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Namita Salgiya

Lost in the world of balance sheets as a Chartered Accountant, Namita soon realised that she is not a number person. She always wanted to do something creative in life. She left her corporate job for the passion of writing and took it up as a profession. A freelance writer and editor now, she offers creative blogs and SEO writing services in various niches and sectors. Her love for writing has bagged her with a rich portfolio of working with 200+ international and national clients. She is a writer by choice, a workaholic by attitude and a perfectionist by nature. She is a happy soul and loves everything about life. She believes that ‘writing is the painting of her voice’

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Lost in the world of balance sheets as a Chartered Accountant, Namita soon realised that she is not a number person. She always wanted to do something creative in life. She left her corporate job for the passion of writing and took it up as a profession. A freelance writer and editor now, she offers creative blogs and SEO writing services in various niches and sectors. Her love for writing has bagged her with a rich portfolio of working with 200+ international and national clients. She is a writer by choice, a workaholic by attitude and a perfectionist by nature. She is a happy soul and loves everything about life. She believes that ‘writing is the painting of her voice’

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