Nepal is chiefly famous for Mount Everest – the highest mountain peak in the world, and Kanchenjunga – the third highest mountain in the world.

Tourist Attractions in Nepal

Most of the travelers visit Nepal for adventure sports such as Para Gliding at Pokhara Valley , mountaineering, biking, rock climbing, jungle safari, camping, etc. Here are some of the most famous Travel Destinations in Nepal.

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Phewa Lake

Phewa Lake with its tranquil waters is an extremely ideal lake for boating. You can hire boats to sail on this beautiful lake. The Barahi temple located in the middle of the lake looks like a gem in the lake. The visitors love to stay in the hotels located near the lake for its impressive aura and stunning mountain views.

Phewa Lake, Nepal

Phewa Lake in Nepal

Devis Fall

Devi Falls, Nepal

Devis Falls in Nepal

The Devis Fall is a captivating waterfall situated at a distance of around 2 km from the Pokhara Airport.

Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath Stupa in Nepal

Swayambhunath Stupa in Nepal

Swayambhunath Stupa is another UNESCO Heritage Site and is one of the most visited places in Nepal. Located on a hillock, the stupa is believed to have developed at the time of the creation of the valley, about 2,000 year ago. There are several shrines in the vicinity of this stupa.

Pashupatinath Temple

Sadhus at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

Sadhus at Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Pashupatinath Temple is one of the significant Hindu temples. The temple features Nepalese pagoda style of architecture. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. The name of the temple means “Lord of Pashus”. The word ‘pashu’ refers to all animals including humans. The nine animals viz., monkey, cow, snake, deer, rat, tiger, ox, lion, and, dog are regarded as sacred for being the means of transportation of Hindu Gods. Thus, people are not allowed to kill them. You will be able to see monkeys roaming leisurely around the temple. Visit the temple and know about the local legends associated with the temples.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square in Nepal

The Kathmandu Durbar Square with its courtyards, palaces, and temples attracts visitors from all around the globe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the center of the old Kathmandu city. Various important sites in this square are the Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace, Ashok Vinayak Temple, Kumari Ghar – the residence of Living Goddess, Kumari, etc. A visit to the Square is an enlightening experience.

Lumbini

The World Peace Pagoda at Lumbini, Nepal

World Peace Pagoda at Lumbini, Nepal

Lumbini is the blessed land where Lord Gautam Buddha was born. It is identified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main attraction in Lumbini is the Mayadevi temple, dedicated to the mother of Lord Buddha.

Other popular attractions include Chitwan National Park, Janaki Mandir, and panoramic towns of Dhulikhel and Lalitpur.

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Published On: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014