Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. The mountain ranges of Shivapuri, Nagarjun, Chandrgiri and Phulchowki surround the area, making it a bowl shaped valley. There are a lot of sightseeing attractions in the city, most of which are temples which date back to the ancient era. The Maha Buddha Stupa, also known as the Mahabuddha Temple is the major sightseeing attraction here. There is also the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, which was once a royal palace but is now a museum as well as the office of the Foreign Ministry.
CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Chitwan National Park is famous for its wildlife spotting activities. There are a number of animals that can be spotted in the park which include the one-horned Rhinoceros, the wild hog, the deer, the leopard and various different species of birds. Gharials, crocodiles and dolphins can also be spotted in the park. Elephant rides are available inside the jungle. In terms of sightseeing options, there are just three here, namely the gharial breeding centre, the Bishajari Tal and the Tharu Villages.
Lumbini is one of the famous Buddhist pilgrimage situated in Nepal. Lumbini is the Sanskrit word which means 'the Lovely'. This is the birth place of Lord Buddha who is also the founder of Buddhist tradition. Nowadays Lumbini is famous for many beautiful temples, monasteries, stupas and other constructions which were built by various communities of Buddhist. The Ashoka pillar and the Maya Devi temple is one of the main attractions of Lumbini. There is a pond named Pushkarni pond, it is said that Queen Maya Devi took bath in that before giving birth to Lord Buddha. There are many other places to be visit at Lumbini, one of the famous museums named Lumbini Museum another one is Kapilvastu Museum. Another place to visit is sacred garden.
The city of Pokhara has eight lakes. Important lakes of the region are the Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake and the Rupa Lake. River Seti is another sightseeing spot. It is believed that the entire city of Pokhara floats on river Seti. The city also has several museums to explore. The Gurkha Museum is dedicated to the Gurkha regiment, which is known for its bravery and courage. The Natural History Museum has well preserved animal specimens and fossils of various animals found during excavations in the area.
The view of the Annapurna Himalaya from Sarangkot (adult Rs 25) is almost a religious experience. From here, you can see a panoramic sweep of Himalayan peaks, from Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to the perfect pyramid that is Machhapuchhare (6997m) and the rounded peak of Annapurna II (7937m) in the east. Most people come here at dawn or dusk, when the sun picks out the peaks, transforming them from a purple-pink to a celestial gold. If you feel noisy teenagers are ruining the peace at the viewing tower, try walking further along to the secluded grassy helicopter pad. The main village is just below the ridge, but a set of steps leads uphill to a dramatic viewpoint in the ruins of an ancient fort. There's a ruined fort at Kaskikot (1788m), a one-hour walk west of Sarangkot along the ridge road, with similarly jaw-dropping views.