Places to visit in Nepal
Nepal draws visitors who came for a variety of reasons. Some are attracted by the call of the mountains and seeking to climb ot trek in the Himalayas, others are intrigued by the culture and famous city of Katmandu. Some of the most popular destinations are mentioned below.
Kathmandu: The country's cultural capital, Kathmandu is the place where most adventures in Nepal begin, as all flights from overseas land in the city's airport. A crowded metropolis of more than million inhabitants, Kathmandu is a chaotic mix of tourist shops, trekking agencies, hotels, restaurants, religious sites and artisan workshops. Set atop a forested hill, the ancient Buddhist complex of Swayambhunath is a can't miss attraction that offers sweeping views of the Kathmandu Valley.
Bakthapur: Once of three ancient capitals in the Kathmandu Valley, beautifully preserved Bakthapur experienced a fair share of damage during the 2015 earthquakes. Fortunately, most of the city's temples and shrines, which are the main attractions in this place Known as the city of Devotees, escaped unscathed. Less crowded and hectic than bustling Kathmandu, bakthapur invites leisurely walks through medieval squares, winding streets and pedestrian only thorough fares.
Chitwan National Park: One of the best wildlife viewing destinations in Asia, the Chitwan National Park in the south-central Nepal offers needed sanctuary for rare and endangered species like the Bengal tiger and one horned Rhinoceros. The chance for a close-up look at exotic wildlife, including elephants, leopards, Indian Bison, Rhinoceros and sloth bears, is the park's greatest attraction. In addition to jeep tours, visitors can experience the park through the jungle treks, elephant rides and canoe rides. Luxury lodging is available at the edge of the park, and nearby village of Sauraha offers affordable accommodation.