Sandwiched between China and India, Nepal is one of the best places to visit on the earth. It is a combination of Himalayan views, golden temples, wildlife jungle, charming village, and incredible tourist places. Let’s find the best places to visit in Nepal in 2020!
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal with its rich cultural heritage temples and Pagodas dedicated to the Hindu God & Goddess.
Visit Nepal 2020
After the great success of Visit Nepal Year 1998 and Nepal Tourism Year 2011, the Tourism Board of Nepal introduced the campaign Visit Nepal 2020. The campaign was announced in 2015 to be held in 2018, but due to some circumstances was later postponed to 2020.
Why you should not miss visiting Nepal?
It is no surprise that Nepal is regarded as one of the best places to travel. Tourists from all parts of the world come to Nepal in the thousands number every year. Why wouldn’t they be, Nepal is famous for trekking and hiking, it has sky-high Himalayas Range and endless culture and traditions spread out all over the country.
List of 9 Best Places to Visit in Nepal
- Annapurna Region Trek
- Chitwan National Park
- Janakpur Dham
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. The capital city Kathmandu is one of the best places to visit in Nepal. As of 2011, it has a total population of 1.003 million. It is a hectic, busy, and loud city, and you will definitely fall in love with Kathmandu. With so many amazing and impeccable tourist places you could never be bored here. Here are some of the best places to visit in Kathmandu which will certainly give you a new travel experience.
- Pashupatinath Temple
- Swayambhunath Temple
- Boudhanath Stupa
- Krishna Mandir
- Bhaktapur Durbar Square
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Thamel Bazaar
2. Annapurna Region Trek
Annapurna Circuit or Annapurna region trek is one of the most fascinating and one of the amazing places to visit in Nepal that offers you spectacular views of snowy mountains, rhododendron forests landscapes, rivers, forests, and traditional Nepali villages. The beautiful Annapurna region encompasses white peaks, higher than 8,000 meters. The Annapurna Circuit trek starts from the east of the Pokhara. The city of Pokhara itself one of the best tourist destinations in the world. It beamed with Rara Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, and more.
You can adore the remarkable view of Mt. Macchapuchre (Fish Tail) and Mount Annapurna in the clear water of Fewa Lake as you walk by the side of the lake. Adventure activities like paragliding, bungee jumping, boating, zip flyer are some best options to charm yourself in Pokhara.
Annapurna region preserves some rarest vega stations and animals. It is also the land of some ethnic groups like Magar, Gurung and Thakali and many more. They are living together and share their own culture, community, and hospitality.
Among the different trekking trails in the region of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Madri Himal Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek are the choice of traveler’s lovers.
3. Chitwan National Park:
Chitwan National Park is a preserved area in the Terai lowlands of south-central, famous for its diversity. It is home to one-horned rhinos, Bengal Tigers, numerous bird species, giant hornbill, and many more.
As per the sources, it has a total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fishes. There are several fun and adventure things to do in Chitwan National Park.
- Visit Maula Kalika
- Visit the Tharu Cultural Museum
- Go for Chitwan Jungle Safari
- Stroll around Bishazari Tal
- Visit CG Temple
- Enjoy the sunset you’ve ever seen
4. Janakpur Dham:
Janakpur Dham is the capital city of Nepal Dhanusha district, located about 123 km southeast of Kathmandu. The city is also known as Janakpur. It was founded in the early 18th century and believed to be the capital of the Videha dynasty that ruled in the Mithila region in ancient times. It is the birthplace of goddess Sita, the wife of Lord Rama and the daughter of ruler Janak.
Janakpur Dham has played a significant role in the Hindu epic Ramayana and regarded as the holiest city in Hinduism. The place provides you endless fascination and offers you a wide variety of temples, sites, and monuments.
The Janaki Mandir in Janakpur- Janakpur main attraction, Janaki Temple/Mandir is dedicated to Mother Sita. The Temple is also called Naulakha Temple or Nine Hundred thousand temple as a total of nine hundred thousand rupees was spent in the construction of the temple. It was constructed in the area of 4,860 sq feet and mixed style of Rajput and Islamic domes, the temple is 50 meters high. It is a three-storied structure made entirely of marble and stone. All its 60 rooms are decorated with colored glass, engravings, and paintings, with beautiful lattice windows and turrets. Major festivals of Nepal and Janakpur are hosted at the temple including, Vivah Panchami, Ram Navami, Sita Jayanti, and other festivals.
Besides Janaki Temple, there are several other attractions points of Janakpur Dham
- Ram Mandir
- Vivaha Mandap
- Ganga Sagar
- Dulha-Dulhi Temple
- Sankot Mochan
- Rajdevi Mandir
- Swarg Dwari
- Ratna Sagar Temple
Situated at the altitude of 3,710 meters at the base of the Throng La mountain pass in the Mustang district, Muktinath is a place of peace and power. This place is an equally sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists.
Hindus call the site Mukti Kshetra, which means the ‘place of salvation’ whereas Buddhists call Muktinath Chumming Gyatsa, which means ‘Hundred Waters’.
Things to do in Muktinath:
- Explore Thorong La
- Visit Annapurna Conservation Area
- Trek to Lupra
- Feel the adventure of Yakawakang and Khatung Kang (mountain)
- Pulashram Nilkanth varnish Tap
Situated at 140 km west of Kathmandu and an altitude of 1,135 meters, Gorkha is the ancestral hometown of Nepal’s ruling by the royal family. Gorkha is a small town but has its own historical importance and it’s another interesting place you should visit in Nepal.
Gorkha is the birthplace of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified the whole of Nepal in 1769. Tourist mostly comes here for Mount Manaslu and indulged themselves in the cultural town. It is also the home to brave of the bravest troops in the world, Gurkha.
Things to do in Gorkha:
- Explore Gorkha Bazaar
- Visit Gorkha Durbar
- Visit Manakamna Temple (105 km away )
- Stroll around Machhakhola
- Chamar (Mountain)
- Visit Gorkha Museum
Lumbini the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Nepal. Situated in the Terai belt of Nepal, Lumbini is blessed with various sites, temples, stupas, and monuments. Major Attraction of Lumbini
- Maya Devi Temple
- Ashokan Pillar
- Myanmar Golden Temple
- World Peace Pagoda
- Dharma Swami Maharaja Buddha Vihar
- China Temple
- Lumbini Museum
Bandipur is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in the Tanahun district. Because of the outstanding cultural atmosphere, Bandipur has increasingly been coming to the attention of tourists. It is an outstanding example of traditional Newari culture and the town itself seems completely untouched by modernization.
Things to Do and Places to Visit in Bandipur Nepal
- Khadga Devi
- Mahalaxmi Temple
- Narayan Temple
- Paharpani Mahadev
- Padma Library
- Siddha Cave
Phulchowki is one of the paradise tourist destinations in Nepal. It is one of the most prominent peaks 2829m/9050 ft high surrounded by the valley of Kathmandu and situated in the south of the capital. Among the best places to visit in Nepal, Phulchowki is considered one of the most tranquil and naturally rich hikes around the Kathmandu Valley. Phulchowki is an impeccable tourist destination that you can do within a few hours from Kathmandu city.
Getting Around in Nepal
- Air Travel In Nepal
- Bus Travel in Nepal
- Private Cars in Nepal
- Motorcycles in Nepal
- Taxis and Rickshaws in Nepal
Air Travel in Nepal
Air Traveling is the Fastest is the fastest way to travel across Nepal. When faced with the prospect of a cramped 24-hour bus ride, shelling out USD $100 for an internal flight certainly seems like a small price to pay!
Budget Airlines of Nepal
- Spice Jet
- Air Arabia
- Fly Dubai (Best price $503, Cheapest, $481, Fastest, $703)
- Air Asia
- Indigo Airlines
- Some of the local airways:
- Buddha Air
- Yeti Airlines
- Shaurya Air
- Tara Air
Accommodation in Nepal
- Kathmandu Grand Hotel ($31 per night for 2 guests)
- DOM Himalaya Hotel ($43 per night for 2 guests)
- Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu
- Hotel Yak & Yeti ($117 per night for 2 guests)
- Hotel Bliss International ($31 per night for 2 guests)
- Hotel Haven O’ Ganga (Pokhara)
- Hotel Welcome (Janakpur)