Nepal is a small country in South Asia located on the foothills of the Himalayas. The country is surrounded by China and India. There are huge tourists visiting every year because of the geographical variability. Nepal’s cultural differences, royal palaces, centuries old many Hindu and Buddhist temples, various festivals and products are the center of attraction for tourists visiting Nepal. So let’s explore Nepal’s most spectacular and attractive tourist spots before traveling:
Five Most Attractive Tourist Spots In Nepal
Lumbini is the 5th most visited place in Nepal. This lumbini is a popular place for Nepalese pilgrims. Because it is believed, it is probably the birth place of Gautam Buddha. Its location is located in a small town in southwestern Nepal. It is of archaeological importance because it also carries out the signs of 550 BC. It is said that Mother of Gautam Buddha, Maya Devi, gave birth to a plant here in the garden. There is a temple named ‘Maya Devi Mandir’ after the name of Maya Devi. This sacred place of Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world has been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
Pokhara, located 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, is next to the list. Though it is the 2nd largest city in Nepal by population, it does not seem to be seen. The city is very clean With her beautiful climate and clean air. This Pokhara town of Nepal, which is full of natural beauty, is called “Queen of Nepal” and “Land of Nepal”. The city is surrounded by some of the world’s highest mountain ranges – Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna-1. One of the tourist attractions of Pokhara is the second largest natural lake in Nepal, Fay Lake. There is a Hindu temple named “Tal Barahi Temple” in the middle of the lake. Apart from this, there are some other places of worship in Pokhara, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Sharankot, International Mountain Museum, Gorkha Memorial Museum, Tibetan Buddhism Monastri etc. Besides, for the Trekkers, the Pokhara Gateway of the Himalayas and it starts from the Pokhara and the Jamkom and Annapurna region treks are also started.
Bhaktapur is the 3rd most visited place in Nepal. Its location is just 15 kilometers away from the capital Kathmandu. The ancient capital of Nepal was the home of ancient kings. The city has two more names, these are- Budgaon and Khopa. The city is famous for medieval art literature, wood crafts, metal made figurines and furniture. Here is an amazing combination of Buddhist and Hindu temples. However, the most visited place of Bhaktapur is the Durbar Square. There are several Hindu and Buddhist temples in addition to ancient palaces. Some of the most notable tourist sites of Bhaktapur include Potter’s Square, Bhairabnath Temple, Bhairav Statue, Bhupatindra Malla Statue , Vatsala Devi Temple , National Art Gallery, Siddhi Lakshmi Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Changu Narayan Temple, Bhimsen Temple etc. The whole city has been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
Annapurna is the second best spectacular place of Nepal. This Annapurna is made up of many mountains. Several quarters of the western part of the Himalayas are located here. The height of the highest peak of the Annapurna is about 8000 meters. Annapurna Base Camp Track is the most popular place in this region. Those who track should be here once in their life. So it is the most popular tracking spot for professional climbers of Nepal. Tracked here at any time of the year, but due to excessive snow, the track is sometimes closed in winter. However, there is a proper time tracking for Springtime. Among the trekking routes of Annapurna mountain range are the Annapurna Century Trek, Annapurna BaseCamp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek. In 1986 it was identified as a natural reserve area of Nepal.
Nepal’s capital is Kathmandu. This is the most visited place in Nepal. It is the largest city in Nepal in terms of population and volume. But the city is not like any other city in the world. Contrary to the luxurious environment in the city center, ancient palaces and their ruins and various Buddhist and Hindu temples. As well as tourism, the city is traditionally very great. And the exciting experience of the trip to Nepal is actually starting from Kathmandu. The most visited place here is Durbar Square. This Durbar square is much larger than Patan and Durbar Square of Bhaktapur. This darbar square in Kathmandu is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. However, this Durbar square was seriously damaged in the earthquake of 2015 and its repairs are still underway.
Some other tourist sites in Nepal: Janakpur, Khumbu, Nagarkot, Chittan National Park, Patan, Kakani, Kirtipur, Kopan, Sankhu etc.