Well, life in Kathmandu has become very busy and there is hardly you can manage your time for family. Since family is an important part of our life, there is a need of spending a good holiday and free time with the members of the family to keep the bonding strong. One of the best methods to do that is going for a picnic. Do you remember the last time you had a picnic with your family? Maybe it was 5 years ago or even 10 years ago. So, manage your free time to spend a quality time with your family. Here are the top 10 list of the picnic spots in Kathmandu.
- Tribhuvan Park, Thankot
Tribhuvan park is one of the secure and most reliable picnic spots in Kathmandu. It just takes half an hour from Kalanki. The best part of this picnic spot is it is conserved and secure where you can spend a good time without any disturbances. It is well managed with the facilities of water, electricity and the spot. You have to pay some entrance charges and some extra charge for the spot. The park has a beautiful botanical garden, a perfect place for taking the family photograph. The statue of Tribhuvan may remind you his contribution for abolishing Rana rule from Nepal.
- Nagarkot danda
If you want your picnic spot to be the place from where you can view the Himalayas and beautiful sunset, then Nagarkot Danda can be the best choice for you. It is at a distance of 35 KM from Kathmandu. It is the most favorite place for the tourist and thousands of tourists visit this place yearly. You will get a good picnic spot from where you can see the majestic views of the Mount Everest, Annapurna and beautiful sunset. This place can give you one of the most memorable moments of your life.
When it comes to a picnic spot, Kakani always comes in the list. In fact, it is the favorite spot for most of the Nepalese. It is about 23 km from Kathmandu in the Northwest direction. It’s picnic spot is one of the most well-managed picnic spots of Kathmandu. You need to pay some charges for the spot and before leaving it, you have to clean it. This is a campaign for cleanliness awareness. From the spot, you can get the view of Ganesh, Langtang, and Annapurna.
- Bajra Barahi
Bajra Barahi is one of the historical places with the temple of Bajra Barahi. One may not know that this place is also one of the good ones for the picnic spot. This spot is just like a conservation area inside a dense forest where you feel like exploring the wildlife. With more than 166 of flora available in the spot, you can also view different kinds of bird species with more than 48 types. This can be the best place for your family picnic that gives the moments of jungle safari.
If your interest is exploring new cultures and traditions as well as visiting the religious temples, then Kirtipur can be your favorite picnic spot. You just have to drive 8 km from the Kathmandu in the southwest direction. There is Pushpa Lal park for the picnic spot. Kirtipur is one of the most important towns in the history of Nepal. It has many historical stories related to the unification of Nepal. Along with your family, you can explore the Newari cultures, tradition, arts and sculptures. You can visit the historical temple situated there.
Changunarayan is on the world Heritage list. So, if you have an interest in the heritage site then you can choose Changunarayan for the picnic spot. Beside world heritage, you can get the good view of the Kathmandu and Bhaktapur valley from the top hill of this world heritage place. You can also view the international airport where viewing the flying and landing of planes gives you the wonderful feeling which you have never felt before. The pagoda style temple of Changunarayan with the art and cultures of a Newari community can be the new experience for you. You have to pay some charges for the picnic spot.
- Balaju water garden
If you hate long drive and want a good picnic spot near ring road or valley, then Balaju water garden is the best option for you. It is one of the finest picnic spots of Kathmandu valley since it is well managed and maintained. You have to pay an entry fee at the entrance gate and extra charges for the picnic spot. There is twenty stones tap popularly known as Baaise Dhaara. A beautiful garden, a swimming pool and the pond with varieties of fishes can make your picnic memorable and exciting one.
How could anyone forget Godawari for picnic spot? It is just 10 km from Patan and one of the most preferred picnic spot inside the valley. This is probably due to the botanical garden, fish hatchery, and temple. Every year hundreds of family member go to this place to enjoy their holidays. You can also view the scenic beauty of the village. So, if you are searching for the peace and greenery picnic spot, then Godawari can be the best choice for you.
If you love waterfalls then there is no other place besides Sundarijal. Going Sundarijal gives you the best feeling of waterfalls if you haven’t encountered yet. It is just an hour drive from Boudha. The best month to go in this spot is April/May since it’s the summer and you can have a bath in the river of Sundarijal.
- Sankha Park
It is situated inside the ring road in Dhumbarahi. If you don’t have time and you want to make the shortcut dry picnic, then Sankha Park is the best option for you. Entry is free but for a picnic spot, you have to pay some charges. It is only best for those who want a short cut picnic.
These are the name of top picnic spots in Kathmandu. If you have any other spots in your mind, then you can share. Just comment below in the box.