Sunday, December 23, 2007

Information about Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha, Panauti and Kakani

Nagarkot

This is a lovely hill-station lying at an altitude of 7133 feet (approx. 2200m) above the sea level and is not more than 32 kilometers direct east of Kathmandu City. It is a year round holiday resort rich in chlorophyll forestations. As an evergreen area, the pines appear spectacularly beautiful. The panorama of the major peaks belonging to the eastern Himalayas including Mt. Sagarmatha (Everest) can be viewed from here. The resort stands best at sun-rise and sun-set.


Dhulikhel
This is an ancient hill town. It is situated 30 Kms east of Kathmandu City on the side of Arniko Highway leading to the Tibetan border. From here one can own a complete panoramic view of the snowy flanks ranging from east to west.


Namo Bauddha
Namo Bauddha lies in the hillside hamlet of eastern part of Kathmandu valley. It can be reached through two routes, thus forming an interesting hilly circuit for trekkers and adventurers. Most popular route is through Dhulikhel hill station. From Dhulikhel it is about 12 Kms to reach there.


Panauti
It is a thriving Newari village with beautiful temples and interesting old houses. The drive passes through the beautiful countryside. The small beautiful town of Panauti is relatively untouched but where festivals preserving the precious tradition of the indigenous Newars are held. It possesses a number of interesting temples, one of which perhaps to be the oldest in Nepal. Besides, it is famous for magnificent woodcarvings.


Kakani
Situated at an elevation of 6500 feet above the sea level and 25 kms. away from Kathmandu City is hilly Kakani, famous for plenty of terraced fields. Short treks are made possible. The fabulous holiday area of Kakani features enchanting attractions ranging from the beautiful alpine scenery to the magnificent Himalayan panorama, especially of the Ganesh Himal.

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