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Places To Visit in Nepal

Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia

Here are the top 32 tourist places and attractions in Nepal

Here are the best places to visit in Nepal to explore sightseeing and tourist destinations. Read more to plan your travel to Nepal.

1. Pokhara

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Pokhara is the second largest city after Kathmandu in Nepal. It is also the base city for many treks in Annapurna range including the famous Annapurna circuit trek.

Best Time: September to November

2. Kathmandu

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Kathmandu is the capital and the only metropolitan city of Nepal. The Kathmandu region is essentially a valley, surrounded by 4 prominent hills. The city boasts of a huge amount of temples and spiritual places, making it a rather serene experience for the traveller.

Best Time: September to November

3. Nagarkot

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Nagarkot is situated close to Kathmandu and is a popular getaway if you want to see the splendid view of majestic Himalayas.

Best Time: October to March

4. Bhaktapur

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Known as the cultural cradle of Nepal, Bhaktapur is a land shrouded in divinity and devotion. The home of Durbar Square - A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is among the holiest and best preserved places in the region.

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5. Sagarmatha National Park

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Hugging within its arms, the mighty Mt. Everest, Sagarmatha National Park is an endless expanse of white, silver, and grey. Located in Nepal it is among the few places where you can spot the mighty snow leopard.

6. Lumbini

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Lumbini, situated in the southern Nepal is a sacred site as Lord Buddha was born here.

Best Time: April to May

7. Patan

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Often called the heritage and handicraft capital of Nepal, Patan is full of history and beautiful temple structures.

8. Dharan

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Dharan is a city located near the Southeastern border of India and is a replica of Indian culture and tradition. Dharan is the gateway to the Mahabharata hills. This low-lying hilly region is super clean, colourful and culturally diverse.

9. Biratnagar

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Being home to the thriving jute industry in Nepal, Biratnagar is a bustling city located in Nepal. It is not only famous for it natural sites but is also a site of reverence and worship for the Hindus.

10. Janakpur

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Jerusalem emanates spirituality and historical magnetism, suspended between the past and present. Central to three great monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the city is like a state of mind - a constant anxiety between followers of different faiths.

Best Time: September to March

11. Chitlang

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Chitlang is a popular village located in Makwanpur district of Nepal. It is one of the most desired destinations for a weekend escape. One can rejoice the beauty of nature in Chitlang and experience its green mountains that pave a path for the hikers around the world.

12. Birgunj

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One of the connecting points for India and Nepal, Birgunj bridges the borders through the Indian state of Bihar at a place known as Raxaul Border.

13. Mustang

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The Mini-Tibet of Nepal, Mustang in Nepal is well-known for its mountains and snow amid the otherwise arid landscape.

14. Kathmandu Valley

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Kathmandu Valley holds the Kingdom’s three largest cities, including Kathmandu and contains several small towns and villages. This valley has been a great tourist attraction as it has more than 130 historical monuments, including pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists.

15. Kirtipur

15 out of 32 Places To Visit in Nepal

The sleepy town of Kirtipur comes like a breath of fresh air amidst the other dust laden villages and cities. Thanks to the stunning ancient temples that are scattered along its backstreets and the authentic experience of the Newari culture that it offers, the town has been gaining more and more pop...

16. Lukla

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Located in the Khumbu area of the Solukhumbu district in north-eastern Nepal, Lukla is a small town perched at the height of 2,860 metres above the sea level. While many would describe the place to be just an airport and a strip of hotels, this quaint little town definitely offers much more than tha...

17. Dhulikhel

17 out of 32 Places To Visit in Nepal

You can never get enough of the mountains. There is something about the scenic beauty and tranquillity of the majestic peaks that just makes you want to stay there forever and breathe in the pure fresh air. Dhulikhel in the Kathmandu Valley is one such place, which offers picturesque views of the hi...

18. Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

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Towards the north of the Kathmandu valley, just from where the hustle and bustle of the urban world start to fade away, and the imaginary lines of the city get blurred into the outskirts, lies the Shivpuri National Park. The sprawling sub-tropical forest, spreading for around 160 square meters, the ...

19. Panauti

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Located some 32 kilometres away from the capital Kathmandu, Panauti is a leftover reminiscence of a time long bygone. The word ''Panauti' in Hindi means 'unlucky', and for some reason unknown, it sits perfectly well with the historical background of this medieval city. At one glance, the town of Pan...

20. Itahari

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A sub-metropolitan city with seven municipalities in the Sunsari district, Itahari has recently evolved into a bustling transportation junction in the eastern side of Nepal. The two main branches of the Nepal highway circulation - Mahendra Highway running from east to west and Koshi Highway running ...

21. Jomsom

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Jomsom is also known as Dzong-Sampa or New Fort. Jomsom lies along both the banks of Kali Gandaki river in the Mustang District of Nepal. Jomsom is the capital of Mustang district. Kali Gandaki happens to be the deepest gorge in the world. The altitude of Jomsom is 2700 m. Jomsom has developed as a ...

22. Kagbeni

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Far away from the bustling town squares and temples and dance festivals of the towns and cities of Nepal, the village of Kagbeni awaits you with its audacious beauty. Officially Kagbeni is a settlement that bridges the gap between Lower and Upper Mustang, right at the feet of Muktinath Valley by the...

23. Mount Manaslu

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The word Manaslu comes from the Sanskrit word manas, which means a person's soul, and Mount Manaslu can be reflected as exactly that - the mountain of the soul. Despite all the chaotic craze around mountain trekking that Nepal experiences every season, Manaslu has surprisingly held on to its pristin...

24. Narayangarh

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Narayangarh is a major transportation and commercial hub in Nepal. This moderately crowded city falls under the bigger umbrella of Bharatpur City and under the administrative jurisdiction of Chitwan district in southern Nepal. Narayangarh, also referred to as Narayanghat, sits with all its buzzing n...

25. Shashwat Dham

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The thing about Nepal is that you can never run out of spiritual places to visit. And yet most of them are old temples with the same archaic architecture and follows a typical path of devotion. Shashwat Dham, on the other hand, is completely different, both in terms of ambience and philosophy practi...

26. Nuwakot

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Stuck somewhere in between the 17th-century ambience and 21st-century facilities, Nuwakot is one of the most attractive destinations of Nepal. Albeit there are not many attractions to see, the Nuwakot Palace and its Durbar Square in itself are enough to draw the travellers who love to delve deep dow...

27. Bandipur

27 out of 32 Places To Visit in Nepal

Pretty as a picture - that is how one can perfectly describe Bandipur. This living and breathing abode of Newari culture is a hilltop settlement in the Gandaki Zone at 1030 metres, some 700 metres above the Marsyangdi River. The municipality snuggles itself on the saddle of the Mahabharat Range...

28. Bharatpur, Nepal

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A lot of people visit Nepal for the attraction of the wilderness, namely Chitwan National Park. Bharatpur is the city that falls right in the gateway of the forested area. Located in central-south of Nepal, Bharatpur is the headquarters of the Chitwan district as well as a separate metropolitan admi...

29. Chitwan National Park

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Chitwan National Park is the first step that Nepal took towards protection of the wildlife and nature at large. Located in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal, the national park covers an area of 952.63 sq. km. over the districts of Nawalparasi, Parsa, Makwanpur and Chitwan i...

30. Chandragiri Hill

30 out of 32 Places To Visit in Nepal

Located in the south-west of the capital city Kathmandu, Chandragiri Hill is one of Nepal's most loved day-trip destinations. Locals, expats and tourists alike visit this place for an exhilarating experience and some lovely memories are made in the wake. The main destination of Chandragiri Hill is t...

31. Daman, Nepal

31 out of 32 Places To Visit in Nepal

Located at 2322 metres above the sea level in the Thaha Municipality of Nepal, Daman has inarguably the best view of the Himalayan range in the entire country. On the best of days, the whole stretch from Mount Dhaulagiri in the west to Mount Everest in the east can be seen perfectly. The snow-creste...

32. Gorkha

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Some 25 km north of Abu Khaireni, the picturesque town called Gorkha is the ancient home of the lionhearted Gorkha people. Around 300 years ago, when Prithvi Narayan Shah unified all the rivalling fiefdoms of Nepal into one monarchy and divided up the country into 50 different states, Gorkha was bor...

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