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Experiencing the mystical charm of Nagarkot- the most charming place to visit

Nepal is a small country popular for being a hot favorite tourist’s destination. It has numerous amazing places to visit within the country. While some of them are serene religious temples, others are the wonder of nature.

Nagarkot is one of those gems. Situated at the rim of Kathmandu Valley, it is a village in central Nepal which has a clean environment and is covered with natural resources. Nagarkot has an altitude of 2,150m and has access to the natural resources. Along with that, it is also an ideal place for honeymoon couples as the natural phenomenon serves as an aid to romantic couples.

Best time to visit:

October to April is said to be the best time to visit Nagarkot since it is the time when the temperature cools down and it is also the best time to get a closer look of the Himalayan peaks and sunrise view.

How to reach Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is easily accessible through Air and Road. Still, it can be hectic to book and find the transports hence it is advised to connect a tour operator and book     Nepal honeymoon tour packages.

By Air: The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport which is in Kathmandu. Further, you can hire a cab or taxi to reach Nagarkot.

By Road: To reach Nagarkot you have to board a bus in Kathmandu to Bhaktapur and then have to take another bus to Nagarkot. It is recommended to hire a taxi or cab which is much comfortable.

About Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is a small village which is situated almost 32 km away from the capital city of Kathmandu. Due to its strategic situation, it offers some of the best panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. In the ancient times, it was known as Mandapgiri and since then it has been a spectacular location with a variety of flora and fauna where you can truly breathe fresh air.

Major attractions in and around Nagarkot:

1. Sunrise in Nagarkot

Nagarkot is one of the best places to get a dazzling and unforgettable sunrise view.  Café Dumont, Viewing Tower, and Indrāvati River Valley are the best places to get a mesmerizing sunrise view.

 

2. Lookout Tower

Lookout Tower is a stunning location in Nagarkot that is perched at an elevation of 2,164m on a ridge. You can reach there by taxi or by an hour’s walk.

 

3. Changu Narayana Temple

It is one of the most sacred and oldest monasteries in Nepal which is situated on a hilltop with a Champak tree forest surrounding it. You can soak in the traditional architectural style of Nepal with embossed works.

 

4. Shopping in Nagarkot

shopping in nagarkot
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It is very popular among the tourists for its ceramics, cashmere, and crafts. Nagarkot also produces Pashmina out of two certain types of mountain goats.

 

Explore this wonder of Nepal !!

Nagarkot is truly a wonderful place to visit in Nepal. During your tripod remember to visit it during the months of October to April as monsoon is recommended as a good time to travel.

Travel responsibly and explore all that Nagarkot has too offer.

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