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11 Beautiful Cities in Nepal

Harshada Kekare Nov 24, 2020
Nepal is one of the best holiday destination that you should select during your Asia visit. Nepal is full of culture, nature and lovely locals.
There are beautiful cities in the country that will welcome you, and here is the list of the best ones in Nepal.
It's the capital of Nepal and it lies in a hilly region near the confluence of the Baghmati and Vishnumati rivers. Kathmandu is diverse, historic city with amazing architecture.
1. Kathmandu
This city has seen rapid expansion in the last decade. You will see exquisite wood carvings and metal craft in some of the museums.
Also known as the city of the temples. This city is car-free, making walking very pleasant indeed. Here, you will enjoy best Nepali culture and heritage.
2. Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Many of the main temples are in the process of being repaired which were destroyed during the 2015 earthquake.
Lumbini is Buddha's birthplace. Lord Buddha was born in 623 BC in the sacred place of Lumbini. 'Lumbini' means 'The Lovely' in Sanskrit.
3. Lumbini
The Mayadevi Temple is the most important site in the city.
It is also known as the 'Tourist Capital of Nepal,' Lakeside Pokhara is the perfect place to recharge your mood. The city is filled with shops, so you can enjoy shopping here.
4. Pokhara
You will be excited to see a clear view of the snow-capped mountains. Do not miss to visit museum dedicated to the world-famous Gurkha soldier.
Located around 75 kilometers west of Kathmandu, Nuwakot used to be a place of utmost historical significance. Nuwakot is like a smaller Nepal within the country itself.
5. Nuwakot
It also has a history here where many battles were fought between the Mallas and the Gorkhas in the 18th century. Best option for hiking, trekking and mountain biking.
This city is believed to be the birthplace of Goddess Sita and the place of her marriage with Lord Ram. Located in the Terai region of Nepal.
6. Janakpur
You will definitely enjoy the pleasant weather here and you will see colorful festivities through the year. Do visit Janaki Mandir which is a signature visit for any Hindu pilgrimage tour.
Located in West Nepal and it’s well known for its warm weather. The main attraction here is Chitwan National Safari Park. Elephant bathing is popular here and lots of people do it.
7. Chitwan
You will also find an option to do kayaking down the river. It’s also a good place to head in the evening for cheap drinks and a nice sunset view.
It's one of Nepal’s oldest towns. It is famous for wooden houses, public halls, temples and shops. There are occasional courtyards or public squares as well.
8. Panauti
The town of Panauti celebrates as many as 28 festivals. Panauti was an essential stop along the ancient Salt Trade route between India and Tibet.
Here, you will see stunning ancient temples that are scattered along its backstreets and the authentic experience of the Newari culture. This city is also vehicle free.
9. Kirtipur
One of the most famous temples in Kirtipur is the Bagh Bhairab temple and Uma Maheshwar temple. Kirtipur has initially been the capital of the Kathmandu Valley.
Located near the Southeastern border of India. Here, you will experience a lot of Indian culture and tradition. Tourists mainly visit this place for its natural beauty.
10. Dharan
Dharan is called a colorful city with multi-cultural diversity. This region of Nepal is prone to earthquakes and other natural calamities.
This historic city is the third-largest city after Kathmandu and Pokhara. This city was destroyed the most in the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
11. Patan
There are approximately 1,200 Buddhist monuments all over the city and is an integral part of Buddhism culture. The Golden Temple in north Patan is as ancient as the city.