Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the kingdom, roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km, is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. It is the center of culture and adventure in Nepal. Pokhara is really pretty, located at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a busy city amidst with tranquil valley. It is the doorway for most of Nepal’s popular trekking and rafting destinations. The city remains always full of trekkers and backpackers round the year.
The Lumbini is the birth place of Lord Buddha, was born on 623 BC in Lumbini, Nepal. It is southwest from Kathmandu. There are many flights to get Lumbini from Kathmandu Airport. You can also travel by land, it takes 6 to 7 hours and 300kms form the Kathmandu. The main attraction at the Lumbini remains the Sacred Garden that is spread over 8 sq. km, the Mayadevi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, sacred pond, China Temple etc. The sacred Garden possesses all the treasures of the historic area. The Mayadevi temple is the main attraction for pilgrims and archaeologists alike. Here we find a bas relief of Mayadevi, the Buddha’s mother giving birth to him. Standing west to the Mayadevi shrine is the oldest monument of Nepal; the Ashoka’s pillar. Emperor Ashoka built the pillar in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to the sacred site. To the south of the pillar, we fine the sacred pond, Puskarni, where Queen Mayadevi had taken a bath just before giving birth to the Buddha.
The Chitwan National Park is located 160km south west from Kathmandu, it covers an area of 932 sq. km and conserves more than 43 species of mammals, 450 out of total estimated 750 specifies of birds in Nepal, many varieties of butterflies and 45 species of amphibians and reptiles. The national park offers a unique ecosystem encompassing hills, ox-bow lakes, flood plains, tall grasslands and thick jungles dominated by Sal trees.