Nepal might not be the most glamorous of the countries but it definitely worth to be included in your bucket list. Whether you’re an adventurer aiming to climb up the huge mountain range of Mount Everest or a tourist who simply wants to relax and de-stress, Nepal definitely has something to offer to everyone.
Here are some of the popular tourist attractions that you can visit during your stay in Nepal:
On the Terai plains, this city was once a capital of the ancient kingdom Mithila and its culture still shows signs of its history. The Hindus of Nepal believe that this is the place where their god Ram wed Sita, who is also known as Janaki.
This is why thousands of Hindus around the globe perform pilgrimage to celebrate the anniversary of this union. The Janaki Mandir that is used for this purpose is built on the 19th-century marble structure that is comprised of three stories and around five dozen rooms.
The sacred pools and ponds are other places of attraction of this city. It is a mostly serene place that one can visit to relax and get away from the worries of life.
This place lies at the base of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Every year, thousands of mountaineers travel to Khumbu in droves where they are guided by the Lukla airstrip the moment they land. Khumbu is situated in the Sagarmatha National Park and also boasts the Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar where the staging of the climbing expeditions takes place.
There is also a foremost Buddhist center, the Tengboche Monastery which is located in the Khumbu. It is built for the people who are interested in learning about the culture and religions in Nepal. Additionally, this monastery also offers comfortable lodges that offer amazing views of Mount Everest.
Lumbini attracts scores of Buddhist pilgrims every day and with good reason. It is deemed to be the birthplace of Buddha or Siddhartha Gautama. There are also archaeological findings that go back as early as 550 B.C. No wonder so many international scholars, scientists, students and tourists flock to Lumbini every year.
It is also this place where Buddha’s mother, Maya Devi, gave birth to him, where now there is a temple with her name in a park designed by a Japanese architect by the name of Kenzo Tange. Also available are several sacred bodies of water, monasteries, meditation centers, and cultural facilities. So you can satisfy your curiosity and stay comfortable at the same time.
If you aren’t interested in risking your life or limbs by mountain climbing but still want to enjoy the grandeur of the mountains in Nepal, Nagarkot is the place to go. Situated at the Northeast of Bakthapur, this village has only around 4,500 inhabitants. It offers a breathtaking view of eight Himalayan ranges.
Moreover, there are scores of hotels to cater to every kind of tourist. Many of these hotels are near the Nagarkot viewing tower which is probably the best place to enjoy the views of sunsets, sunrises or the beauty of the mountains.
- Chitwan National Park
If your interest veers towards animals, then this park definitely deserves a visit. The Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceros are the main attractions along with other wildlife that includes elephants, bison, leopards etc.
These animals can be viewed while you are trekking, going on elephant rides, canoeing or kayaking. You can experience the adventure and awe-inspiring sight during the trip. For a comfortable end to an exciting day, luxury accommodations are also available near the park as well as the village in its neighborhood.
Nepal definitely has it all. Wonderful places to stay, and amazing adventures to experience. Book your next trip to Nepal if you want to experience the trip of your life!
Author Bio: Joseph Carey is a Destination Analyst and a Travel Blogger at True Essay Help in UK. In his blogs, he writes articles about tourist attractions, world cuisines, cultural festivals, and world fashion. He is personally a fan of Italian foods.