Nepal is just one of those places, along with neighbouring Bhutan and the Indian state of Sikkim, which presents visitors and inhabitants with the best of the Himalayas. There are plenty of beautiful places to see in Nepal, each more breathtaking than the previous and missing any of these can be enough to make you think that the trip was incomplete. Listed below are the places that all tour packages to Nepal from Kolkata should ideally include.
Know the Places to Visit in Nepal
We’ll start with the capital; Kathmandu surely does justice to its status as the capital of the country, offering what is essentially a melting pot of everything that you might witness while you are in Nepal. It has a little bit of almost every aspect from different parts of the country, and seeing these is sure to trigger the thirst in you to explore more of it. Kathmandu is also home to one of Hinduism’s most respected temples in the form of Pashupatinath Temple. You cannot really consider that you have visited a place unless you try the local cuisine, and Kathmandu is the best place in the world to delve into Nepali dishes.
One of the best destinations in Nepal for simply just taking things easy, you will definitely regret it if you did not pay a visit to Pokhara. Often misunderstood for being ‘boring’, it is hardly that. It is the gateway to the Annapurna group of mountains, and while you are here you can engage in some paragliding like you will not find anywhere else on Earth. In contrast, the tranquillity that Pokhara offers can be rivalled by very few. You can also go for river rafting on the River Seti which is on the flanks of Pokhara.
- Chitwan National Park
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, very few other forests can claim to be as good as the Chitwan National Park. With an area of around 934 square kilometres, this national park is home to the elusive one-horned rhinoceros. You might also catch glimpse of a Bengal tiger on your travels to this place, but you will need to have luck on your side in abundance. In addition, there is said to be around 543 species of birds in Chitwan National Park and you will not need too much luck to spot a few of them.
- Sagarmatha National Park
A source of quite substantial revenue for the Nepalese Government as far as tourism is concerned; the Sagarmatha National Park is one of the loveliest places you can see. There will be fauna like the musk deer, red panda, Himalayan black bear and the exquisite snow leopard. Himalayan wolves are also plentiful in this park.
As you can see, nature is bountiful in Nepal and there is just so much to see. It might get difficult to cover everything on a single trip, so you will need to go back to experience it all.