Monday, April 15, 2024

Nagarkot: Top 5+ best places to visit around Nagarkot



✓ Nagarkot is one of Nepal’s small popular villages, located about 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is situated in the Bhaktapur district in Bagmati Province and as of 2015 part of Nagarkot Municipality. Bhaktapur is the headquarters of the Bhaktapur district which covers an area of about 119 kilometers. There are 304,651 of whom 9,701 people were absent, according to the 2011 census. This place is more prevalent for the production of veggies like pumpkin, cucumber, beans, peas, and cauliflower

Nagarkot had a population of 4,571 and 973 houses in this village, according to the 2011 census. According to the census 2023, the total population of this village has not yet been released. It is calculated that the population of Nagarkot has evolved since then, but the exact number is not understood.  It is also well known for its sunrise view of the Himalayas containing Mt. Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan Region of Eastern Nepal. It is one of the popular tourist destinations and also a popular hiking route for tourists. It is located strategically, Nagarkot was an antique fortress of the Kathmandu Valley constructed to monitor the exterior activities of other kingdoms.

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  Top 5+ best places to visit around Nagarkot  

Here are, the top 10 best places to visit in Nagarkot:

  1. Nagarkot View Tower  


✓ Nagarkot View Tower is one of the popular tourist destinations in Nepal.

It is situated in the townlet of Nagarkot, which is about 30 kilometers far away from the East of Kathmandu.

There is not any fee charge for admission while visiting this view tower because it is open to the public.

There are several ways to reach Nagarkot View Tower, you can grab a taxi, a bus, or a hike which takes about an hour and is about 2 kilometers long.

Once you visit this place you will never forget the panoramic views of the Himalayas and sunrise or sunset.

Normally, clear days of October to May are the best month or time to visit this view tower.


  2. Buddha Peace Park  


Buddha Peace Park is a 10-grounds park which is located in Nagarkot that was constructed in 1996 by the Nepal Peace Trust Fund.

There is a non-profit organization that encourages harmony and reconciliation in Nepal. This park includes a statue of Lord Buddha.

This park is one of the most popular tourist destinations for peace pilgrims and tourists alike which is earmarked to the memory of the victims of the Nepal Civil War.

To reach this town, the road is too steep, twisty, and rough, making a stop at the Buddha Peace Park a welcome respite.

There is not any fee charged for admission while visiting this park because this park is open from 9 am to 5 pm.


  3. Jalpa Devi Temple  


✓ Jalpadevi Temple is a Hindu temple that is dedicated to the goddess Jalpa Devi which is situated in the Chhintang Rural Municipality of Dhankuta District.

The temple is considered to be over 1,000 years old and is a popular expedition destination for Hindu people who are from all over Nepal.

The temple is constructed in the pagoda style which is made up of stone and brick and is encircled by a large courtyard.

The main sanctum of the temple houses is a statue of Jalpa Devi, who is represented as a four-armed goddess who is supposed to be brought to Nepal from India by a king of the Licchavi dynasty.

The temple is about 100 kilometers far away from Kathmandu and we can be reached there by road or by air.


  4. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek  


The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is a quick and straightforward trek that guides to a viewpoint with stunning views of the Himalayas.

This Trek is an about 3-day trek in Nepal that brings us from the outskirts of Kathmandu to the hilltop town of Nagarkot.

The first day of the hike takes us from Kathmandu to Sundarijal which is a small town at the exit to Shivapuri National Park. From Sundarijal, we can trek up to Chisapani which is a small village with stunning views of the Himalayas.

The second day of the hike brings us from Chisapani to Nagarkot where the trail passes through forests, villages, and fields, and offers stunning views of the Himalayas along the way.


  5. Nagarkot Buddhist Monastery  


✓ Nagarkot Buddhist Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery that is situated in Nagarkot and was founded in the 1960s by a bunch of Tibetan monks.

This monastery is residence to a big statue of God Buddha and a numeral of other religious antiques which is a popular tourist destination for pilgrims.

This monastery is situated on a hilltop supervising the Kathmandu Valley, from where we can appreciate stunning views of the Himalayas, containing Mount Everest.

It is also one of the great places to get knowledge about Tibetan Buddhism and culture and there are frequently monks available to provide knowledge and answer questions.

✓ Morning and evening is the best time to visit this monastery because it is usually hugely crowded at day time.


  6. Muhan Pokhari  


Muhan Pokhari is one of the best natural streams falling from Nagarkot waterfall which is also the best place to enjoy spring water where Visitors can enjoy by swimming in the pond and hiking to the waterfall.

It is one of the most popular tourist destinations, Normally in the months of summer, and is encompassed by hills and forests.

It is around 20 kilometers far away from Kathmandu Valley and we can be reached Muhan Pokhari by bus, car, or taxi.

✓ From Nagarkot, it takes time about 25 km which is 5.8 km far away.

You can take a boat ride on the pond and take the bibe of nearby village culture and traditions.


  7. Changu Narayan Temple   


✓ Changu Narayan Temple is an ancient temple that is situated on a high hilltop which is also known as Changu or Dolagiri in Changunarayan Municipality of Bhaktapur District.

This hill is about 12 Kilometers Eastern of Kathmandu and a few Kilometers Northen of Bhaktapur and is 9.5 Kilometers far away from Nagarkot which takes about 35 min to reach.

This temple is supposed to be one of the oldest temples in Nepal which is devoted to lord Vishnu and stands in special reverence by the Hindu people.

The process of hiking to Changu Narayan Temple is one of the great ways to participate in the natural beauty of our country and can get more knowledge about its rich culture.





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