10 Places to Visit around Kathmandu Nepal : You Must See

10 Places to Visit Around Kathmandu Nepal: You Must See

Here is enlisted of 10 Places to Visit in Kathmandu Nepal. Nepal could be the best alternative place for your holiday vacation because of many beautiful tourist attractions in this country. Nepal has been recorded among foreign visitors as an attractive tourist destination in the world.

Nepal is a developing tourism industry, as a naturally country that highlights natural and cultural harmony. Beautiful natural differences reflect a rich colonial history. For years considered a country of Mount Everest in the world, Nepal has a many tourist attraction places to visit. Kathmandu is one of the major tourist destinations in Nepal.

We have already discussed 10 places to visit in Kathmandu valley, Nepal. Now we are going to discuss 10 best places near Kathmandu, Nepal that you must see.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal has 7 UNESCO world heritage sites. UNESCO has enlisted various important sites and monuments from Nepal into World Heritage List. The joint effort of governmental and local people is vital for the preservation of such heritages since they reflect our culture, history, art, and glory. At the same time, they carry economic importance too. Let’s talk about the 10 best places to visit near the Kathmandu, Nepal.

Heritage refers to properties from the past. The monuments or sites which are cultural, religiously, historically and naturally important are defined as national heritages. They have been passed from one generation to another. Nepal is very rich in such heritages due to its variation in physical features, climatic condition, and biodiversity.

Moreover, the multicultural, multilingual, multi-religious and multi-ethnic features of our country have also helped to enrich such heritages in Nepal. These heritages are true assets for a nation. They are our pride and identity. Realizing their importance, UNESCO, an agency of the UNO, has included 10 of the heritage sites from Nepal into the list of World Heritage Sites.

The tourism industry in Nepal has been well agreed as a service industry. So it is necessary to have some basic understanding of service, and then understand the nature of tourism. In tourism, service is anything which is provided to the traveler to travel, stay and involve in tourism activity.

There is thus a marked degree of mobility and adaptation, which the painter displays, quite clearly some of the painters stayed on in their own homes and suffered a decline in prosperity.

In the Kathmandu Valley (1337 m) lying within the Mahabharat Lekh Range, average temperatures range from 10 degrees C in January to 26 degrees C in July; the lowest and highest temperatures recorded here have been 3 degrees C and 37 degrees C. Pokhara Valley, 150 km to the west of Kathmandu, is a similar flat basin, with temperatures ranging from 4 degrees C in January to 38 degrees C in June just before the monsoon. In winter, the day temperature rises to 21 degrees C with pleasantly cool nights and warm days.

Rainfall is much heavier than in Kathmandu, about 2500 mm, backed as it is by the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. The very nature of the Great Himalayan Range and its topography, deeply cut by erosion, and its complex geological structure leads to continuous movement and change.

The mountain-building process that created the Range is still active .ind is accompanied by erosion by rivers and landslides of great tensions. An extremely slow and scarcely perceptible I change in the climate of the Himalaya should, therefore, be expected, but, because of the very limited information we have. such change will be very difficult to detect.

In tourism “service” is related to anything or service which is provided to the traveler to travel, stay and involve in tourism activity. So tourism business is to provide service to the travelers to earn money, profit.

You can also watch the video about Kathmandu tourist attraction places. We have embedded this video from Youtube. You can view the original video as well.

At the early age of in Nepal service was related with religion. After 1960 it was the subject of social organization, and volunteers. Then there developed many non-profit organizations and their definitions focused upon the service rendered by social organizations and firms. In this post, service is anything which is provided to the travelers.

Tourism is related to traveling and traveling is naturally a human character. Man needs change and travel provide the change. Travel has fascinated human beings. The man has been traveling throughout the ages.

Traveling is a human character but tourism is a new phenomenon. Tourism is the most recent and significant phenomena of the modern times. Before describing the subject one might be curious to know the difference between “Tourism”, and “Travel and Tourism”. The term “tourism” is used in this book for convenience and easy to understand.

For all that tourism activities, Kathmandu must have some of the facilities like transportation, communication, hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, travel agencies, travel guide, drinking water etc.

For increasing the activities on tourism near Kathmandu or other places of Nepal, there must be easy transportation and other facilities for the visitors. As we all know that transportation is one of the important infrastructures of development. Without having proper transportation facilities, no tourism activities works can be undertaken.

It is the backbone: the first and foremost requirement for any development of tourism activities and works. All other developments of tourism activities are closely linked with transportation.

Movement of people and supplies of essential goods and services depend on various means of transportation. Industries, trade, and commerce solely depend on transportation facilities available. Transportation makes tourist life easier and comfortable. It saves time, money, and resources. It links people and places. It is an instrument of civilization.

Although topography of the Kathmandu, Nepal is one of the major obstacles. Poverty, lack of technical manpower, equipment, construction materials, technology and poor governance, political instability, environmental issues, appropriate planning and policies etc are other problems for the development of transportation.

So that the government of Nepal must upgrade and extend road networks in Kathmandu.

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 10 Places to Visit in Kathmandu Nepal: You Must See

1. Dakshinkali:

Dakshinkali becomes one of top 10 places to visit in Kathmandu Nepal. Although Dakshinkali lies in the Kathmandu valley, it is far from the center location of Kathmandu city. Dakshinkali is a very famous Hindus goddess Kali temple. It is situated 22km south of Kathmandu city. Entire route to the temple is a beautiful countryside drive. Regular religious worship is performed daily.

This is a video of Dakshinkali temple. This is embedded video, taken from Youtube.


A large number of animals are sacrificed on twice a week, on every Tuesday and Saturday. More incredible animal rituals are held during Dashain festival. On the return journey, one can visit the temple of Shesh Narayan, a cave temple where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have gained his physical power through meditation. Dakshinkali is one of the best places to visit near Kathmandu Nepal.

10 best places to visit near kathmandu Nepal

2. Sankhu and Bajrajogini:

Sankhu is known to be the old and historical trading town. The town made from rows of red-brick houses was once a significant place for trading well to Kathmandu from Lhasa (Tibet).The oldest route to Tibet that dwells in Sankhu is a local community of Newar tradition and rituals. This town resides about 17 km from the capital city of nation. At the present time, the populations of 4333 are living peacefully in this town.

Eighty Sidda’s is another word to know the popularity of this town. In this town, there are 5 caves inside which Siddas (People who’ve mastered the art of living) of India is said to have dwelled.

Originally, the town’s entrance was made from 8 gates. However, some of them got ruined and 5 of them are still left under the regular surveillances of Nepal government for saving them to be history. The gates names are Bhau Dhoka (Bride Gate), Sangal Dhoka or Mhyamachaa Dhoka (Daughter Gate), Dhunlla Dhoka or Dya Dhoka, Mahadyo Dhoka or Si Dhoka, Nari Dhoka. All the gates have their ritual way to play their role.

Sankhu and Bajrajogini are another one of top 10 places to visit in Kathmandu Nepal. Once the city was on the trade route towards the east of Helambu to Tibet. It is a typical Newari town with many fine old buildings and temples, Forest above the village hides and important temple of the Tantric goddess Bajra Jogini. The main structure is of the 17th century, but Nepalese legend says the goddess has resided here since pre-medieval time. Sankhu and Bajrajogini is one of the best places to visit near Kathmandu Nepal.

Above all, what makes Sankhu so special place to visit is; this place is covered with sorts of various recreational activity to do. Bajrayogini is an important place for visitors more importantly for pilgrims of both foundations Buddhist and Hindu. This temple was demanded to be built by priest Jogdev and the first king Sankhadev around 538 AD.

This city was the popular route for trading with Tibet. But now this town has been changed into the agricultural land. There happens a lot of jatra’s as this is the town surrounded by Newar community. Regardless of jatra’s we can find their remarkable Newari translation of Hindu Swasthani book.

Though some chapters of the book have some change, it’s always exciting to know the things in a brand new way. This creed also follows the brat which is said to be taken by women for the well-being of their husband. Salmandi, the river in Sankhu which is the main spot for Barta, will be almost filled with peoples and crowded by devotes during the fall of Swasthani Barta.

This place holds the history on many gods and goddess. Furthermore, you’d love to see for yourself the beauty of the art, culture and tradition of that resides in this place.

Above all, if you were musing on where to plan a study trip. Sankhu is the place you must be looking for. From the traditional art and rituals to the historical backgrounds on gods and kings are homed here. At end, the creed of the people living here is quite amusing and fun to know about.

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3. Bungamati:

When visiting Nepal, your mind must amuse very hard to know which place to choose as your destinations. Then, you’ve found yourself a right place. We help you provide the product detail on the particular place which will come with the very handful to you. Nowadays ancient places of our country Nepal are becoming rare day by day.

If you were to love the religious and place then you must include Bungamati on your visiting list.

Bungamati is the tiny village which has remained untouched by the uproar of modernization. This town had made popular by its sculptor designing. This town dwells 10 km south from the heart of the capital. This place is a good example for people who are found of one day trip. Transportation is well facilitated and serviced at this place. So it made people easy to travel in the short duration. Unlike, other areas of Nepal this place give you both pleasure and managed service.

Moreover, you can travel to Bungamati and won’t have to worry or stress on where to eat and sleep. You can have the feeling of home anywhere in this town.

Bungamati is another one of top 10 places to visit in Kathmandu Nepal. It lies five kilometers south of Patan. A typical Buddhist Newar village is tightly clustered against a hilly riverside slope surrounded by terraced rice fields. A stone paved path leads to a gate guarded by two lions and the head of a third one. Here is the powerful Shikara style Rato Machhendra Nath temple with heavy columns and beautiful supports at its lower part. Bungamati is one of the best places to visit near Kathmandu Nepal.

Bungamati is the place where one of the gods of the valley resides; Rato Machhindranath. This place gives you the reflection of Newari culture; from the brick made houses to narrow streets all of the views are enough to stun you.

The significance of the place burns even brighter at the time of April. When the most important festival of whole Kathmandu brings about the joy at every corner. When the temple, Rato Machhindranath is worshipped with no feeling to apostate it but with the loyalty and care.

You’ll be blessed to witness such a huge sight of the importance when the time comes. So this place is more fun at the interval of April.

Regardless of the Rato Machhindranath Jatra, The wood carving skills of the people dwelling here have been splendid. The windows and doors here display the skills in a more formal way. Though the art they perform is real time consuming, they never fail to surprise you with their unfading art. The town bounded by the fascinating art gives you the feeling of freedom and wisdom.

Indeed, every skilled people here are the one way the pride of the town and they consider every visitor their family and give away the symbol of love. In other words, People on this land treasure visitors as much as they treasure their art.

The richness of this town not only resides inside that art and culture but also inside the natural sight it had to offer. You can plot a hike in this place as it appears the town, provides you with the suitable atmosphere.

At length, the beautiful blend of art, culture, and nature itself makes it the place you’ll desire to spend time at.

Thus Nepal is the guardian of this land so if you were to visit, you’d adore spending one of your days at this place. So, we can easily conclude reasons to visit bungamati.


Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

8 thoughts on “10 Places to Visit around Kathmandu Nepal : You Must See

  1. Really these are the places we must observe…I agree that kathmandu valley is very rich in its heritages. .It has a huge power to attract tourist all over the world☺..

  2. Fantastic article about top ten places in Nepal! Long time I am searching information about the top list and your blog helps me a lot! Thanks for sharing this amazing info.

  3. Great one. I have one request to all the Nepalese People. Those who will visit beautiful places around Kathmandu or anywhere, Please, do not throw garbages anywhere. Nowadays, many picnic spots are filled with plastic bags, bottles, etc. Thank you.

    1. I agree on this. Just like nobody wants to visit bagmati and bishnumati in KTM due to its polluted waters dont give our future generations another bagmati and bishnumati..

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