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Connect with nature this New Year

Take a break with family to these places

2022 Apr 13, 6:57, Kathmandu

The New Year is upon us and if you are still searching for places to feel the city life come alive this new years eve, Get prepared, pack your bags and inform your loved ones about the much-needed outing and surround yourself with nature this New Year.


Godawari is one of the most loved places near Kathmandu valley where you can enjoy hiking, picnicking, or spending some quality time with your loved one. It is famous for its rich wildlife and splendid environment and also famous for its botanical garden and Godavari temple which are Kunda and Navadhara. It is located in Lalitpur Valley around 19 kilometers away from the capital which offers to be close to nature, the adrenaline of going hiking and visiting religious sites.


Located in the country’s mid-hills on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu Valley is Shivapuri, resting beautifully at the elevation of 2,732 meters (8,963 ft). It is spread over three different districts, Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Sindhupalchowk within 159 kilometers square ( 61 square miles). It will take around two hours to drive to reach this spectacular place. Rich in flora and fauna, Shivapuri has many things to offer for nature lovers.

One Tree Hill

A perfect place to enjoy a cozy family outing, located at the foot of Nagarjun forest in Kathmandu near Swoyambhu. One Tree Hill is one of the best viewpoints which offers a splendid panoramic view over the capital city. It is one of the closest locations to Kathmandu which only takes about half an hour to reach. It is the perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset and make unforgettable memories with your loved one.

Sano Illam

Enjoy the experience of Illam’s Tea garden without traveling across the nation. Sano Illam or Everest Tea Garden is an ideal place for those folks, who want to experience strolling around the tea farm of Illam. Located in Jaisigaun, Sindhupalchowk in Bhotechour around 2 hours drive from the valley is this. It offers panoramic views of hills, mountain ranges, and villages. The palace is also getting popular for Paragliding from LapsiPhedi and is a great picnic spot with a panoramic view.


Being within nature and spending a much-needed break from the busy lifestyle and hustle and bustle of the city is one of the best ways to start one’s New Year. Sundarijal is located 15 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu Valley which covers an area of 5.18 square kilometers. Because of the area’s natural environment, waterfalls and rivers, many tourists visit here every weekend for a much-needed break.


A short half-hour drive from Kathmandu Valley, situated at the foot of Shivapuri hill, is the third-largest city in the valley, Budhanilkantha. It is also home to one of the largest stone sculptures of Lord Vishnu in Nepal. The sculptures float on the sea of bliss reclining upon the multi-headed snake Shesh. It is believed that the 16-foot (5 meters) long sculpture is made from a single block of basalt. There are also many hiking trails, one of them being Bishnu Dwar which is getting more popular.


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