Top 5 Cities of Nepal You Must Visit

Although Nepal is mostly comprised of mountains and villages, there are places which have developed impressively over time.

But these cities are unlike what you have encountered because these are still some traditional touch left in them. You will still find ancient culture and tradition living by these cities as you pass by the streets.

So, if you want to unravel modern Nepal, then here are the top 5 cities of Nepal you must visit.

1. Kathmandu


The capital of the city is not just about tall buildings and overcrowded roads; it also represents the ancient art and culture of Nepal. Kathmandu is the historical city of Nepal that has now become a major part of tourism in Nepal.

Being a capital city, Kathmandu homes almost every ethnicity that is in Nepal and walking by the crowded streets you will certainly get some traditional vibes.

There are three durbar squares: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar that not only tells about the civilization of forefather, but they depict an exquisite architectural skill as well.

There are Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Changunarayan, and other major sacred sites, where you can visit and know the religious part in a better way.

2. Pokhara


Kathmandu is the capital and the most developed city that comprises the history of Nepal, but Pokhara is the favorite city, and the reason, of course, is its serenity.

It has what people want: tranquility with beautifully shimmering lakes and snow-capped mountains and verdant hills all around. Now, who doesn’t want to visit this place?

Pokhara is one of the best holiday destinations for a couple, friends or family or with yourself as well. The place is known for stunning lakes, mysterious caves and a place for adventure-junkies. Yes, you heard it right, Pokhara offers many adventure activities like trekking, paragliding, zip flyer, bungee jumping, helicopter tours and many more.

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3. Butwal


Butwal is located in the southern part of Nepal, and recently, it is getting a lot of attention for national as well as international tourists.

Butwal has a lot of thing to offers from peaceful lakes to beautiful parks, from revered sites to the old museum. In Butwal, you will get a picture of the city, but the lifestyle and customs are still alive.

4. Dharan


Dharan is one of the most developed cities of Nepal, and ex-British and Indian soldiers dominate its settlement. It is a beautiful city located in hills with stunning scenery, holy temples, clean streets, and a lot of cultures.

The city depicts a major tradition of Mongolian peoples as the population mainly consists of Rai, Limbu, Magar, Tamang, Gurung, and others.

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5. Janakpur


Located in the south-east of Kathmandu, Janakpur is a center for religious and cultural tourism.

It is mainly known as the home of Sita, wife of Ram (Lord Vishnu’s incarnation) and who is also believed to the incarnation of Goddess Laxmi.

Janaki Mandir is the main attraction of this place, which gets extra beautiful with all colored lights and hundreds of pilgrims expressing their devotion for Ram and Sita.

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