Best Picnic spots in Kathmandu and major attractions

We have listed the Best Picnic spots in Kathmandu and nearby Kathmandu. We’ll talk about major attractions that will make your day.


Tribhuwan Park picnic spot

Tribhuvan Park is a popular picnic spot which is located approximately 6 kilometers from Kalanki. It is a big park that has 31 different spots for picnics and plenty of space to play and dance. This park was built in the name of King Tribhuvan in 1972.

Attraction: At the entrance, you’ll find a statue of King Tribhuvan Bir Bikram Shah. It has lawns, a flower garden and water fountains. People visits this place to have picnics and events.

Kakani picnic spot

Kakani is a popular picnic spot located in the Kakani Gaupalika, Nuwakot District. It is 1,982 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by lush green, approximately 22 kilometers (from Nepaltar route) northwest of Kathmandu.

Attraction: Kakani is known for its strawberry farms, beautiful scenery, rhododendron flowers, pleasant weather, panoramic views of the mountain range and trout fish. The sunrise and sunset views from Kakani are particularly mesmerizing.

If you visit during the strawberry season then you can taste fresh strawberries and you may also find strawberry local alcohol. It is also a great place for short hikes and nature walks. You can take short hikes during a picnic.

Kakani Park: There is a park in Kakani which has walking paths and gardens. It’s a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Godawari picnic spot

Godawari is 17 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. Godawari has several picnic spots perfect for family gatherings and group picnics.

Attraction: Godawari Botanical Garden is one of the main attractions in Godawari. This Botanical Garden has a diverse collection of plants, trees, flowers, a small waterfall and a bridge for taking pictures. Godawari is home to a wide variety of bird, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.

Godawari Kunda is a sacred pond considered to have a religious significance, located nearby Godawari Botanical Garden.

Godawari picnic spot detail information

Chobhar picnic spot

Chobhar picnic spot is located approximately 9 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu. The hills surrounding Chobhar offer excellent hiking and nature walking opportunities. You can explore the trails, enjoy the panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.

Attractions: Chobhar Gorge is a deep and narrow canyon carved by the Bagmati River. It is a great spot for taking selfies and group pictures.

Chobhar Caves: Chobhar is known for its historical and religious importance, believed to have been used by Buddhist monks for meditation.

Adinath Lokeshwar Temple: The Adinath Lokeshwar Temple is a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is situated near the Chobhar Gorge.

Manjushree Park: It is a park with lush gardens and viewpoints.

Taudaha Lake: It is a natural freshwater lake located near Chobhar. It is popular for its scenic beauty and bird watching.

Dolalghat picnic spot

Dolalghat picnic spot is located in the Kavrepalanchok district. It is about 59 kilometers east of Kathmandu. It is a scenic riverside destination known for its natural beauty. There are sandy riverbanks to enjoy a picnic with your family or friends.

Attraction: Local fish is popular here. It also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and the river.

Dolalghat Bazaar: It is a small local market where you can find dal bhat, momo, fish, fruits etc.

Namobuddha picnic spot

Namobuddha picnic spot is located in the Kavre district. It is 43 kilometers far from Kathmandu. It is one of the religious and historical places in Nepal. It lies at an altitude of 1940 meters above sea level. There is a picnic spot at the top of Namobuddha Hill.

Attraction: Namobuddha is a peaceful and beautiful place for short hiking, cycling and nature walking. Beautiful mountains and villages can be seen from the top of Namobuddha. Mountains such as Langtang, Gaurishanker, Makalu and beautiful Timal village can be seen.

Karya Binayak picnic spot

Karya Binayak picnic spot is located 13 kilometers south of Kathmandu in Bungamati, Lalitpur District. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, devotees visit this temple before starting work to wish for their success and it is believed worshiping in this temple brings success in life.

Attraction: It is on top of a small hill and the area is surrounded by a lush green forest. You can also visit nearby ancient Newa city. Karya Binayak temple is one of the four famous Vinayakas temples of Kathmandu built in 1661 AD.

Bajra Barahi picnic spot

Bajra Barahi picnic spot, there is a temple of the goddess Bajra Barahi which was built by Shree Niwas Malla in 748 B.S. It is 37 kilometers from Kathmandu.

Attraction: It is at the meeting point of Thecho, Chapagaun and Jharuwarasi, three Newa settlements. Bajra Barahi picnic spot is a small area but this place is full of biodiversity. Different birds and plant species are found here.

Dakshinkali picnic spot

Dakshinkali picnic spot is a beautiful place where you’ll find a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. Dakshinkali is wishing fulfilling goddess. It is located about 19 kilometers from Kathmandu.

Attraction: Main attraction of this area is the temple of the wish-fulfilling goddess Dakshinkali. There is lush greenery, a small waterfall and a river.

Changunarayan picnic spot

Changunarayan Temple is a UNESCO world heritage site, one of the finest pagoda-style temples of Nepal. It is located 19 km from Kathmandu. The temple is on a high hilltop also known as Changu or Dolagiri.

Attraction: Changunarayan picnic spot is located in a peaceful area with lots of heritage.

Palanchowk picnic spot

Palanchowk is popular for the Palanchowk Bhagwati temple and it is believed to have been constructed during the reign of King Manadeva. It is located 54 kilometers from Kathmandu, north of the hills of Panchkhal. It is at an altitude of 1,007 meters above sea level.

Attraction: You can get beautiful alpine views from the top of the hill. On a clear day snowed capped mountains can be seen. A short hike is also popular in this region. Hiking from Dolalghat to Palanchowk Bhagwati, Panchkhal to Palanchowk and Tamaghat to Palanchowk via Lamidada are popular in this area.

Gokarna picnic spot

Gokarna picnic spot is a near location for picnics in the northern area of Kathmandu. It is 12 kilometers from Kathmandu. There is a temple of Gokarna Mahadev.

Attraction: There is a lush green forest and there are parks in that area. Gokarna Forest Resort is a popular place in this area which gives a luxurious experience.

Dhulikhel picnic spot

Dhulikhel picnic spot is one of the famous picnic spots in the Kavrepalanchowk district. It is located 32 kilometers from Kathmandu.

Attractions: Dhulikhel is popular for viewing snow-capped mountains like Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Lhotse, Ganesh himal etc.

Dhulikhel picnic spot with map

Kulekhani picnic spot

Kulekhani is a hydroelectricity dam located 46 km away from Kathmandu in Makwanpur district.

Attraction: Boating, buying fresh fish and beautiful scenery. It is also known as mini Fewa Lake. It is suitable for those people who wish to have a boating experience without traveling long distances from Kathmandu.

Lakuri Bhanjyang picnic spot

Lakuri Bhanjyang picnic spot is located on the southeast corner of Kathmandu. It is located 24 km away from Kathmandu.

Attraction: It is also suitable for short hikes and cycling.

Sundarijal picnic spot

Sundarijal picnic spot is another popular picnic spot nearby the city. It is 17 km from Kathmandu.

Attraction: Green forest, dam and beautiful waterfalls. It is also popular as a hiking trail.

Nagarkot picnic spot

Nagarkot picnic spot with map


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