Other Historical and Cultural Sites
Other Historical and Cultural Sites except the world heritage site are also popular touristic destinations. In Nepal, some are in Kathmandu and some are outside.
Other Historical and Cultural Sites are Chobhar Hill, Kirtipur, Bagmati, and Khokona. Narayan Hiti Palace, Sankhu, and so on are lies in Kathmandu. Beside them, Daman, Gorkha, Ilam, Palpa, Ramgram, Tilaurakot, Pokhara, Bandipur, and so many other places are also important.
Among them, Gorkha is the foundation of Nepal and a very important place. It is the home to the bravest-of-the-brave troops in the world, Gurkha. From the palace, one can see a 360-degree view of the Gorkha village, which makes the palace a vantage point. But it was a strategy to protect the royal families from the invading armies, in the past
Similarly, we have several Other Historical and Cultural Sites programs for tourist attractions for a short or long time to explore. Besides that Nepal has several ancient pilgrimage sites. Some well-known pilgrimage sites are Baraha Chhetri, Halesi Mahadev, Janakpur, Pathibhara. Tengboche monastery, Junbesi Monastery, Manakamana Temple, Muktinath. Similarly, Gosainkunda, Swargadwari, Khaptad Ashram, and many more.
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Among the cultural programmed; Honeymoon Tour Package – 10 Days, Nepal Pleasure Tour – 8 Days, Adventure Package Tour – 14 Days, Historical Nepal Tour – 10 Days, Spiritual tour Package – 12 Days, Kathmandu Unique tour – 5 Days, Historical Gorkha Village Tour 9 Days, Nepal India Cultural Tour – 10 Days, Nepal Bhutan Tibet Tour – 12 Days.
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Other Historical and Cultural Sites
(i) Chobhar Hill: The path to the top of these gentle hills starts near the back of the Bagmati at the hill’s base. An impressive example of natural engineering and skillful design, the wide stone-paved track adjusts beautifully to the contour of the slope. After a series of steps and a pair of gates, it enters the courtyard of a Buddhist temple known as Adinath Lokeshwor. The most remarkable features of this triple-roofed structure-built in the 15th century, most probably in 1602, and reconstructed in 1640 has the numerous water vessels, pots and pans nailed to boards all over the building. Below the golden Torana depicting six Buddhas, the masked face of the Red Machhendra stares out from the main that cuts through the hill, emerging at the Manjushri cave below.
(ii) Godawari: the Godavari is situated 11 km east of Lalitpur’s, the Botanical Gardens of Nepal at Godavari Nepal. With its rushing streams and shady meadows, it is a popular picnic spot and bird watching as well as a dating spot among the teenagers and time spending area for family as well. It also has a notable collection of orchids, cacti, and ferns found in this area. A quiet path leads to the Godavari Kunda, a spring where the sacred water of the Godavari River pours from the mountains can be found. A huge festival takes place at the Godawari temple once every 12 years in the autumn season pilgrims from around the country participate in the fair named Maha Kumbha Mela.
(ii) Panauti: Panauti is Situated about six km south-east from Banepa, the beautiful village of Panauti is located between Punyemati and Roshi Khola. It is said that the then king Ananda Deva installed four dikapalas (guardian deities) in four directions and founded Panauti by uniting the then scattered small villages with seven hundred people in Kaligat in the year (1006 AD). The local people believe that the Basuki Naga (serpent deity) has occupied the area of Panauti to protect them from evils and keep them safe. Hence, people are not allowed to use dhiki as the sound might disturb the sleep of the deity. It is also believed that the village itself rests upon one which is why not a single house was broke or dismantled during the great earthquake in 1990 BS (1934 AD). It is also one of the very important trade centers lying next to Banepa as it lies in a small valley surrounded by the villages. However, most of the people here are involved in farming.
Panauti was founded by Ananta Malla (1274-1310) AD; others believe that there is a golden scripture dated 1385, which is located within the Indreshwar temple stating that King Harisingh Dev founded the town.
The Indreshwar temple is one of the largest and tallest pagoda style temples in Nepal. It was originally built over a lingam in 1294, making it the oldest surviving temple of Nepal. The roof struts embellishing the two lower stories of the temple are distinct Nepalese wood-carving and architecture. The upper section of the temple is hung with pots and pans, offerings from young married couples hoping for happy and prosperous family life.
(iii) Kirtipur: Kirtipur is an ancient city in Nepal. It is located in the Kathmandu District of Bagmati Zone 5 km south-west of Kathmandu. It is one of the five municipalities of the Kathmandu Valley. The name Kirtipur comes from Kirti (Glory) and pur (city). It is also said that once a queen named ‘Kirti’ ruled over this place so, it might have been named after the same queen since ‘pur’ means a city, and it states Kirtipur means the city of ‘Kirti’. Originally a Newari foundation, Kirtipur is still a center of Newari culture.
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(iv) Bugmati and Khokona: Bungamati and Khokana are the rural residents whose families have thrived here since antiquity. These are the Newars, people who are indigenous to the Kathmandu Valley. Even today they live simply, in much the same way as their forefathers. Many residents here live as woodcarvers (and have done so for generations), and the tour includes visits to their showrooms to see artisan craftwork that has adorned thousands of local temples and museums. Historically, this place is the birthplace of the deity Machhindranath, who stays there for six months of the year and he spends the rest of the time in Patan. The procedure of moving him back and forth is one of the major annual festivals in the valley. Besides that, a dedication to Lord Ganesha, the Karyabinayak temple is one of the most important temples in Nepal. From that temple, the view of the surroundings looks very spectacular. The major locality of people is living as woodcarvers around that area.
Khokona is a beautiful traditional Newari village, since ancient times, this place itself very famous for the production of mustard oil. The dedication to shekels Mai-a mother goddess is constructed of two levels. The temple of Rudrayani and ponds carries similar religious importance as well. There is a small museum which has been maintained by the local people in which they have got old farming tools, jewelers, etc.
Then it’s about a half-hour drive from Kathmandu through beautiful green hills to the other ancient Newari town of Khokana, which is smaller than Bungamati. It also saw earthquake damage, yet the main square’s Shekala Mai Temple is still standing. The tour includes a visit to the heart of the village to observe ancient religious practices and watch friendly villagers spin wool, stuff mattresses with cotton, and prepare rice and straw. In October, there’s the Khokana Jatra festival, where masked dancers take to the streets to honor the goddess Shikali.
(v) Narayan Hiti Palace: Narayanhiti Palace Museum is the former royal palace in the center of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, It is the palace that long served as a primary residence for the country’s monarchs. Narayanhiti, in Narayanhiti Palace, is made up of two words ‘Narayan’ and ‘hiti’. ‘Naryan’ is a form of Hindu god “Lord Vishnu” whose temple is located opposite to the palace and ‘hiti’ means “water spout” which is also located to the east of the main entrance in the precincts of the palace, and which has a legend associated with it. The entire enclosure surrounded by a compound wall, located in the north-central part of Kathmandu, is called the Narayanhiti palace. It was a new palace, in front of the old palace of 1915 vintage, built-in 1970 in the form of a contemporary Pagoda. It was built on the occasion of the marriage of King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah, the then heir apparent to the throne. The southern gate of the palace is located at the crossing of Prithvipath and Darbarmarg roads. The palace area covers (30 hectares (74 acres)) and is fully secured with gate-controlled walls on all sides. The palace, as previously discussed in Kathmandu’s history, was the scene of a gruesome tragedy, termed “Nepal’s greatest tragedy”, on June 1, 2001, the then king Birendra, Queen Aishwarya, and his family members were killed in a massacre. In 2008, the Shah monarchy ended and Nepal ceased to be a monarchy and the royal palace in Kathmandu was converted into a museum open to the public in February 2009. Finally, the average citizens of Nepal and the rest of the world can get a glimpse of what it was like to live like the king of Nepal. The Narayanhiti Palace was now Narayanhiti Palace Museum.
Other Details: Nepali citizens: Rs 100 • Students: Rs 20 • SAARC nations, Chinese: Rs 250 • Others: Rs 500. The Narayanhiti Palace Museum is open every day except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and public holidays, from 11:00, am to 4:00 pm
(vi) Sankhu: The paved road beyond Boudha one of the old trade routes to Tibet rolls eastwards as far as Sankhu. It’s still one of the valley’s larger traditional Newari towns, but its location, in a rural corner hard up against the forested hills, gives it a pleasant backwater feel. There’s an old bazaar area to the east of the main north-south road, but the area is worth visiting mainly for its temple to Bajra Yogini, whose gilded roof glints from a grove of trees on the wooded hillside north of town.
Sankhu is also the site of the month-long worship of the God Madhav Narayan. The Barta (fasting) is a tribute to God through fasting, meditation, and ritual bathing by women and men too. It begins on the full moon of the Nepali month of Poush and ends on the full moon of the Nepali month of Magh.
(vii) Daman: Daman is situated 80 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu at an altitude of about 2100 m located on the Tribhuvan Highway, in between Kathmandu and the town of Birgunj. Daman is known for its vantage location in viewing the Himalayan peaks such as Mt. Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorjelakpa, Gaurishankar, Choyu, etc. There is a view tower from where one can have a panoramic view of 300 miles of the Himalayan range. To see a breathtaking view of the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest Daman is one of the best places in Nepal. There is a view tower fitted with long-range telescopes to see the 360 degrees Himalayas view.
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(viii) Gorkha: Gorkha is the foundation of Nepal. It is the home to the bravest-of-the-brave troops in the world, Gurkha. From the Gorkha only, the vision of present-day Nepal was sketched by the first king of modern Nepal. Before that, Nepal was divided into small kingdoms until when Prithvi Narayan Shah, the first king of (modern) Nepal had the vision to unite small kingdoms into a singular strength to build a wall against the rising force from the East, East India Company.
From the palace, one can see the 360-degree view of the Gorkha village, which makes the palace a vantage point, for now, but it was a strategy to protect the royal families from the invading armies, in the past.
(ix) Bandipur: Midway on the day-long drive between Kathmandu and Pokhara lies the hilltop settlement of Bandipur, a Newar town with its age-old flavor still intact. Climb through pristine forests on the historical trail at Dumre Bazaar to a town that has hardly changed. Well preserved Bandipur today invites travelers to experience its unique offerings: rich hill culture, mountain views, and hiking. Bandipur has retained its age-old cultural attributes temples, shrines, sacred caves, innumerable festivals, and a Newari architecture that harks back to the Kathmandu Valley of old.
Following the conquest of the Kathmandu Valley in 1768 by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, many of the valley’s Newar inhabitants fanned out to establish trading posts in the hills. Some traders made their way to Bandipur, from where they began to meet the needs of an increasingly mercantile British India and the Himalayan hinterland.
(x) Pokhara: Pokhara is Nepal’s number one adventure and Leisure City, a trekking gateway to the Annapurna’s with plenty of entertainment for individual travelers as well as families with kids. In Pokhara you can experience the best in trekking, boating, hiking, pony rides, paragliding or simply relax at one of the lakes near the city with the stunning Annapurna mountain range at the background.
Pokhara will overwhelm you with one of the greatest photo spots in the world. While you walk along the shores of the Fewa Lake you will be surrounded by a panoramic view over the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif that reflect in this lake. A beautiful color combination that is created by the wooden boats and paragliders that are sailing, flying, and rowing over the lake is probably going to be one of the highlights of your travel experience in Nepal.
(xi)Ilam: Ilam is a municipality and tea-producing town in Nepal. It is in the Ilam District which is in the hilly Eastern Region of Nepal. It is famous for its natural sceneries and landscapes. Ilam is a small hilly town with pristine landscapes of sloped tea gardens, thick natural forests, holy sites, and unique culture. Ilam offers an excellent getaway from city life for romantic sunrise and sunset, a brisk walk in the tea garden, tranquil picnic and sightseeing spots, short treks along gentle slopes, or a trudge into the nearby woods. If spiritual instinct calls there are several holy sites one can visit in and around the area.
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(xii) Palpa: Tansen Palpa is old artistic Newari houses, and cobbled streets, are waiting to be discovered. Palpa was the seat of the Sen kingdom that ruled over this region from the 16th century for almost 300 years. A picturesque hill town lying on the lap of the Shreenagar Hills, The town has houses strongly influenced by traditional Newari architecture. The name “Tansen” has its origin in the Magar language, meaning “northern settlement.” Palpa with its diverse culture and religion falls in the twelve Magar regions of West Nepal. Tansen can be visited at any time of the year. While the climate of Palpa varies from tropical to moderate, The percentage of the Magar and the Newar population in the district is high. Other inhabitants of Palpa are the Brahmin, Chhetri, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Gurung, Tamang, and Limbu.