Nepal, the country which is called as a place always ready to offer adventurous activities to its tourists. Nepal is blessed with surreal natural beauty, cultural attractions, and also for boasting cultural attractions including temples and the historical monuments. The country is renowned for its high tourism rate where travelers come from all across the globe. The majestic mountains are the other attraction of the country where a traveler gains adventurous experiences by performing the trekking and mountain climbing experience. It’s is pretty unfair to ignore the spiritual importance of the country as it houses numerous ancient temples like Muktinath Temple, Mansarovar Lake, etc. Continue reading this article to know about some of the most happening and remarkable destinations which you are going to explore by opting for Nepal tour package.
- Pashupati Nath Temple
One of the most ancient, reckoned, and a highly revered place: Pashupati Nath Temple is standing graciously in Nepal. Near to this sacred temple, River Bagmati flows beautifully and increases the charm of the pilgrimage. This huge shrine is dedicated to Lord Pashupati Nath, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. It is one of the most recommended as well as UNESCO announced World Heritage Sites in Nepal. The shrine is home to various ashrams, beautiful inscriptions, and temples inside the complex. However, Pashupatinath witnesses a huge crowd but on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri, the temple welcomes a huge crowd which reaches up to 1 million. The present structure of the temple is not the original one as the original architecture was built in the 5th century which later on got destroyed by the termites. Surya Narayan Temple, Vasuki Nath Temple, Hanuman Shrine, etc are some of the temples located inside the vicinity of the temple.
Major attractions of the temple– doors adorned with silver sheets, Panch Deval Complex, Lingams, and the spire temple made up of gold.
Visiting Time: 4 am- 12 pm and 6 pm- 7 pm.
One of the most prominent Buddhist pilgrimages and also the popular tourist destination in the country, Boudhanath is situated almost 7 km away from the northeastern region of Kathmandu. Reckoned as the largest Stupa designed in the spherical shape and houses various mandals. In the year 1979, UNESCO declared this place as a World Heritage Site and since then it has been serving out as a popular tourist destination in the country. The stupas used to serve as a major trading hub between Nepal and Tibet. Boudhanath is believed to be the same place where people from Tibet used to enter the Kathmandu Valley. It is believed that the refugees coming from Tibet used to stay at Boudhanath. This ancient architecture got immensely damaged due to the devastating earthquake. After the damage, it took a lot of time to clean the surrounding areas and the dome was also removed. The earthquake came with a very high intensity which destroyed and damaged many of the attractions.
Major attractions of the Stupa– the prayer wheel, thupkas, delightful momos, and the 29 Tibetan Gompas.
Visiting Time– no particular time and can be explored for the whole day.
Situated near to the Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot is enlisted among top tourist destinations in the country. The place is known for offering various picturesque views including the awe-inspiring view of the majestic Mt. Everest. Do not miss out the view of sunrise and sunset at this place if you are visiting Nepal. Nagarkot is a must visit place in the country as it offers the enchanting views of the stunning Himalayan Ranges. One can also gain the trekking experience in Nagarkot by spending a day in between the mountains. It is not a good idea to visit this beautiful place if the weather is not good and the sky is not clear as you won’t get the chance to witness the beauty of sunrise and sunset.
Major attractions of Nagarkot– Dense forests of pine trees, eye treating views of the Himalayan Ranges, trekking, mountain biking, etc.
Visiting time– dawn to dusk (sunrise and sunset time witnesses a huge crowd)
- Pokhra Valley
Reckoned as the jewel of Nepal, Pokhara Valley is nestled beautifully in the lap of Annapurna Himalaya Ranges. If you are a nature lover then Pokhara Valley is surely going to be one of your favorite destinations in Nepal. Pokhara and Lekhanath are the two major places situated inside the valley. Similar to Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara Valley is also prone to earthquakes yet is one of the heavily visited places in the country especially its poon hill which is located near to Bihar border is the major attraction of this stunning valley. Travelers coming to this place can also indulge in some thrilling activities like rafting, boating, trekking, and various other sports activities. If we go through the tourism rate of Nepal then we can conclude that the number of tourists visiting the country is increasing day by day. Glimmering and pristine lakes are the other appealing elements to attract tourists towards this place.
Major attractions of the valley– awe-inspiring views of the three majestic mountains located amidst the Himalayan ranges- Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Manaslu, cascading waterfalls, underground caves, massif glaciers, verdant forests, and the valley of orchids.
Visiting time– throughout the day
Reckoned as the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini is enlisted among one of the most famous tourist places in Nepal which one must visit on their Nepal tour. The serenity, tranquility, and the peaceful ambiance of this sacred place make it a perfect meditation spot. The stunning architecture of temples and monuments are designed in the Buddhist style and are highly admired by the travelers visiting the place. According to Hindu mythologies, Lord Shiva was also born in Lumbini in 623 BC. The place is now under the care of the Ancient Monument Preservation Act which was passed in the year 1956.
Major attractions- Bodhi tree, Buddhist temples, the Japan Peace Stupa, Lumbini Research International Institute, and Lumbini Museum
Visiting time- varies according to your place of interest.