Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful country and has much to offer its visitors by way of monuments, adventure activities and splendid natural beauty. From temples to national parks and intricate architecture, and of course the sights of the vast mountain ranges and lakes, Nepal is filled with such heart-warming delights that will have you making resolutions to come once again. Here are some of the places to see in Nepal.

Kathmandu

The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, is a cultural centre and is renowned for its numerous cultural heritage sites. Kathmandu is a valley and Nepal’s only metropolitan city. It’s also the most accessible city in Nepal, with people coming here directly from various other cities and countries. The city has several famous temples such as Boudanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhunath Temple to name a few. Apart from such famed shrines, the Kathmandu Durbar Square is also an excellent site to visit. Other places you must make time for while in Kathmandu are Hanuman Dhoka, Kumari Bahal and Narayanhiti Palace.

Pokhara

Pokhara is a beautiful city and is often referred to as the Tourist Capital of Nepal. This is because it is the base for various treks while adventure enthusiasts can go quite wild with the number of things to do here. If you visit Pokhara, chances are you will most certainly visit Lakeside where people come for boating, but also linger around in the shops, cafés and restaurants marvelling at the picture postcard view. Old Pokhara is also quite charming with its temples and historical sites. The Tibetan mini market is an excellent place to do a bit of shopping as well.

Nagarkot

It’s not possible to be in Nepal and not think about the Himalayas and especially Mount Everest. For spectacular views, come to Nagarkot where you can take in some stunning sights. Of the 13 Himalayan ranges, you will be able to look at 8 of them, right from your hotel room, so count yourself lucky if you’ve managed to come to this little town. If the day is clear, some of the ranges you can see are Annapurna, Langtang, Jugal, Everest, Manaslu, Numbur, Ganesh Himal and the Rolwaling. The town is more of a village, presenting a kind of rural charm that you may not have witnessed before. Combined with the stunning sights of the mountains in the distance, Nagarkot is indeed quite heavenly.