Places of Interest to visit in Nepal

Nepal, trekkers’ paradise, is also popular for sightseeing tour into its cultural, historical, archaeological, and religious landmarks. On a journey for Nepal Tours, visitors can develop their interest in Kathmandu Valley at first. Kathmandu valley, Nepal’s cultural landmark, offers Nepal’s historical and cultural glimpse which includes two other neighboring cities Patan and Bhaktapur. Kathmanndu, Patan and Bhaktapur, all the ancient cities, are most visited spots due to their own cultural recognitions.

Bouddhanath Stupa
Bouddhanath Stupa

Here some of the most visited spots of Nepal are briefed.

In making Kathmandu Tour, Kathmandu Durbar Square-a UNESCO world heritage site magnetically attracts the travelers. Kathmandu Durbar Square is renowned for Hanuman Dhoka Palace. It is Nepal’s most popular site as a historical and cultural heart. The main palace and monuments of around built in medieval age by Kings of Malla Dynasty. The antique historical palace bears Nepal’s former reminisce of Royal family, traditional culture, authentic architecture and arts as well main festive ceremonial site. The most astonishing palace and of around to explore Tribhuvan Museum, Nine storey Basantapur Tower, Hanuman Temple, Taleju Temple, huge Kal Bhairab statue, Kumari-Living Goddess Temple, and Kasthamandap.

National Museum of Nepal, established in 1938, is situated at Chhauni in Kathmandu which is close to famous Swoyambhunath Stupa. National Musiem has preserved many artistic masterpieces, artifacts, sculptures, historical pictures of former royal family and martyrs, large number of geographic evidences and ancient monuments etc are showcased. Travelers can visit this museum to know about the real history, culture and tradition of Nepal.

Pashupatinath Temple, a temple of Lord Shiva, is the holiest shrine for Hindus. The sacred temple lies on the bank of holy Bagmati River 5 km east of Kathmandu city. Non-Hindus are strictly prohibited from entering the temple. Devotees from all over the world come here to pay their homage to lord Shiva as well pilgrimage their visit.

Swoyambhunath, well recognized as The Monkey Temple, lies 3 km away from west of Kathmandu on small hill. Swoyambhunath is also most visited Buddhists monument and holy shrine for both Hindu and Buddhists which was built by King Manadeva first. In 14th century Mughals from Indian sub continent attacked the Kathmandu valley and destroyed most of the historical monuments. Later it again renovated and during Malla Dynasty’s king Pratap Malla in 17th century enhanced the architecture also added rocky steps to get to the Stupa.

Bouddhanath Stupa, the most remarkable monument of Buddhism, was built in the 5th century A.D. by Man Dev-the ancient king of Licchavi Dynasty. Today, it belongs to UNESCO World Heritage Site which is one of the world’s biggest octagonal stepped stupa and popular shrine for both Buddhist and Hindu religious people as well one of main tourist attraction of Nepal.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the ancient palace in Bhaktapur, lies on the Eastern part of Kathmandu valley. Bhaktapur Durbar is regarded as the abode of traditional Nepali culture, custom and unique arts of wooden and potteries. The historical monument on around signifies medieval age culture and tradition of Nepal and this age-old city is inhabited by indigenous Newari people in large group. The main attractive monuments are Nyatapola Temple, statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Peacock Window, Golden Gate and fifty-five windowed palace of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Patan Durbar Square is situated in center of Kathmandu Valley. Patan Durbar Square houses the residence of the former Patan royal family. The Durbar Square’s surroundings are good example of ancient Newari architecture. The earliest extant structure on the square, a temple to Vishnu, is dated 1566, but this crossroads has been Patan’s center for millennia.

Pokhara, Nepal’s second large tourist hub, lies 200km away in mid west of Nepal. Pokhara is a most popular holiday destination for both domestic and international tourists. The most beautiful city offers amazing mountain views as well as joy of boating on Fewa Lake. Pokhara is the main junction for trekking to the Annapuna Region. It has nice Lakeside market facilitate with many hotels, guest house and restaurants. The Devil’s Fall, Mahendra cave, International Mountaineering Museum and the gorge of the Seti River are the other attractions of Pokhara. In nutshell, Pokhara with its true ambience of nature and exquisite beauty enthrall the visitor.

Chitwan is popularly visited for Wildlife Tour in Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is expanded across an area of 932 sq. kilometers. It is probably Asia’s best one for wildlife safari tour destination and is established in 1973 A. D. as well country’s first national park belongs to UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. The park offers wide variety of wildlife in nature as well some rarest species of animals found in the world. The tour enhances to enjoy real fun filled adventure encounter with one horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, wild elephant, black beer together canoe ride on Rapti River.

Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, lies in the southern Terai plains of Nepal. Lumbini as being birthplace of Lord Buddha regarded as a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists around the world. There is a museum and a research center for Buddhism and beautiful many newly built monuments. Peace Pagoda, Lumbini Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Tara Foundation, World China Temple, Thai Monastery, Burmese (Myanmar) Temple, Nepal Buddha Temple and Dharmaswami Buddhist monastery are the major attractions of Lumbini.

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