8 Best Picnic Spots Around Kathmandu Valley, Nepal


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8 Best Picnic Spots Around Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

I still remember the day when our teacher announced our picnic date and I used to get excited waiting each and every day for that special event. I think this usually happens to everyone once in their school life.

I have been to many picnic spots till now and all of them are still in my memory. If you are planning to go for a picnic, then, this article is helpful for you to choose your best spot. We are here with the name list of 8 best picnic spot near Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

8 Best Picnic Spots Around Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

1. Tribhuvan Park, Thankot

tribhuvan park Kathmandu Nepal
tribhuvan park Kathmandu Nepal

It is one of the most preferred picnic spots in Kathmandu. It is situated at thankot just 15 minutes’ drive from Kalanki. This park is well managed with the other facilities like water, electricity, and spot. So, it is the best picnic spot in Kathmandu. Picnics spots are so wide that it can cover a large number of picnic groups at atime. There are botanical gardens which make this park beautiful and natural. One can have a good photo shot over there.This spot is also free from noise. So, anyone going there can have a peaceful picnic. The statue of our Father of a nation, King Tribhuvan is one of the main attractions of the park. You have to pay some Entry fee in the gate as well as you will be the charge for the spot.

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2. Changunarayan

changunarayan temple Kathmandu Nepal
changunarayan temple Kathmandu Nepal

Changu Narayan is famous for the Changu Narayan temple since it is in the list of world heritage site. Besides that, it is also famous for the picnic spot. Just 4 km from Bhaktapur, it can be one of the finest picnic spots due to its location in high hill top which is called Dolagiri. There is no need to pay an entry charge since the picnic spot is based in openplace, however, you do have to pay for the spot. After that, you will be provided facilities of water and electricity. One of the best reason I have listed this place is due to the fact that besides picnic, you can view one of the finest pagoda style temples of Nepal. You can also get the pleasure of the forest of the Champak tree.

3. Bajra Barahi temple

Bajrabarahi Forest Kathmandu Nepal
Bajrabarahi Forest

When someone hears about Bajra Barahi, most of them think only about the historical temple residing there. Very few of them know that it is also one of the key spots for a picnic. I have been there for a couple of time and I love to be in this place again and again. The best things about this spot are one can get to view different birds i.e. more than 48 types of birds like a parrot, pigeons, eagle, Barbet etc along with the greenery forest. There are more than 166 varieties of flora available there. It takes only an hour to reach the spot form the heart of the Kathmandu; it can be the good choice just to be one day away from the crowded Kathmandu.

4. Kakani

kakani Kathmandu Nepal
kakani Kathmandu Nepal

Another favorite spot for you can be the Kakani if you love cool places to enjoy. Just 23 km to the northwest of Kathmandu, it offers an excellent view of Mountains like Ganesh, Langtang, and Annapurna. Its picnic spot is one of the perfect places for a day outing with family. Picnic spots are well managed with all the facilities you required. You need to pay some charge for using the spot as well as you have to clean it yourself as a help to make the park clean which is a good idea to make people conscious about cleanliness. Nature lovers will be fascinated when they will see the beautiful oaks and rhododendron forests.

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8 Best Picnic Spots Around Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

 

5. Nagarkot

As I have already mentioned in my previous article that Nagarkot is the most visit place in Kathmandu. Besides, it is also a good picnic spot. Enjoying the picnic with the majestic view of Himalayas can give you an immense pleasure. Who else don’t like to view the pleasant natural scenic beauty? So, Nagarkot will surely make your picnic a memorable one. It is just 35 KM from the Kathmandu.

6. Kirtipur

Kirtipur Kathmandu Nepal
Kirtipur Kathmandu Nepal

A small town of Newar community located in the 8 km in the south west of Kathmandu can offers a good picnic spot for you. A pushpa lal park available there is the favourite for the picnic spot. This is the historic place. So, you can enjoy your picnic viewing the ancient temples, idols, Newari old style of houses, their culture and costumes. This place could be a good choice for the students since they can get knowledge about the history of kirtipur.

7. Balaju water garden

balaju park Kathmandu Nepal
balaju park Kathmandu Nepal

If you want your picnic spot inside the valley where you can get access easily, then Balaju water garden situated in Balaju can be the best choice for you. It is one of the ideal places where you can rest and relax. The park is famous for twenty-two stone water, popularly known as Baes Dhaara. A beautiful garden, pond and the fish available there can add pleasant in your picnic. A swimming pool is also available there where you can swim upon paying some charges. So, for quick and short pinic, this spot can be suitable for you.

8. Godawari

Godawari, Kathmandu Nepal
Godawari, Kathmandu Nepal

Godawari can be your choice for the picnic spot if you are fond of flowers and garden. It is also one of the holy places but it is more often known for its botanical garden. It is 10 KM from Patan to the south east. You will have fun in the forest, royal botanical garden and the fish hatchery. Besides, you can view the scenic beauty of the village.

These are the top spots in our list for your picnic in Kathmandu. However, if you want a little far from the Kathmandu, then there are many favourite picnic spots. Some of them are Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha, Daman, Dakshinkali, Palanchowk Bhagawati, Panauti, Melamchi and so on.

No matter which picnic spot you choose, it’s the moments associated with picnic that makes the picnic memorable rather than the place. So, we hope your picnic be the one of the best moment of your life. Enjoy your picnic and have a great day.

Writer: Niraj Thapa Magar

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I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a Writer of 12 Nepali Books, Director of Maithili films, Founder of Radio Stations, Designer of Websites and Editor of Some Nepali Blogs.

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