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10 Places for a Dry Picnic in Kathmandu Valley

Dry Picnic is a perfect getaway from the urban hustle and to spend some quality time with your friends, family, and loved ones. While there are many picnic spots in Kathmandu valley, Here are the top 10 places for a dry picnic in Kathmandu Valley :

1.Godawari

Godawari lies about 10 km away from Patan and is the best spot for a dry picnic. The Godavari botanical garden is full of plants, nature, and birds. The place is peaceful and is easily accessible through public and private transportation.

2. Nagarkot

Nagarkot is a popular hill station known for the beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayas, sunrise and sunset, bird watching, and a complete escape to nature from the hustle-bustle. It takes around 2 hours from Kathmandu to reach Nagarkot. It is best for one day hike and dry picnic with the beautiful view of the Himalayas accompanying you.

3. Pilot Baba Ashram

Pilot Baba Ashram sits at the top of the hill named Ghayampe Dada in Bhaktapur.It can be accessed through the routes from Suryabinayak. It is an escape to nature and the best destination to have a dry picnic. You can enjoy quality time with your friends and loved ones with the mesmerizing view of the Kathmandu Valley from the top. You can also visit Ranikot,  few minutes from Pilot Baba from where the beautiful view of the entire valley can be seen.

4. Shivapuri

Shivapuri lies on the north side of Kathmandu Valley. It is the second-highest hill among the hills surrounding Kathmandu Valley and the view from the top is mesmerizing. It is a great destination for the one-day hike and dry picnic to spend quality time in nature and escape from the hustle-bustle.

5. Tribuwan Park

Tribhuwan Park is one of the oldest parks in Kathmandu. It sits in Thankot, 15 minutes drive from Kalanki. The park is best for a dry picnic with your friends and family. It is a popular park for family picnics and school picnics. The park offers a serene and peaceful environment to refresh yourself from the crowds of Kathmandu.

6. Chobar

Chobar is a popular picnic spot in Kathmandu Valley. The place is historically significant for the myth that Manjushree cut a gorge near Chobar to drain the lake and that formed Kathmandu Valley. You can witness the hill that seems that it has been cut off. The place also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. You can also explore the surrounding area as there is Jal Binayak Temple, Manjushree Cave, and Taudaha Lake nearby.

7. Dhulikhel

Dhulikhel is located 30 km away from Kathmandu Valley. It is the popular weekend gateway and popular picnic destination. The view from the Dhulikhel is mesmerizing and is a perfect place to have a picnic and spend some quality time with your friends, family, and loved ones. The Dhulikhel stone is a popular place for photoshoots.

8.Kalamasi Lake

 

The hidden lake of Bhaktapur, Kalamasi Lake is located in the western lap of Nagarkot. The kalamasi lake or bojini dam is located in Kalamasi village. The place was initially a bojho land which means free grassland. The people of Kalamasi village made this dam for irrigation purposes and now this artificial lake is a famous place for dry picnics and sightseeing.

9. Trishul Dada

Trishul dada is located at Chaaling, Bhaktapur. It is located north of Changunarayan. The place is best for the hike but it can be accessed through roads which is a bit rough. The view of the Kathmandu valley from the top is so beautiful. The place is located at the top of a hill in a peaceful and serene environment. It is an ideal place for a picnic and escapes to nature

10.Single tree hill

Single Tree Hill lies near Swayambhunath Temple and the routes can be accessed through Thamel. It takes around one to two hours to reach the single tree. The viewpoint is marked by a single tree and the view from the top is mesmerizing. It is the best escape to nature and the perfect place to have a dry picnic.

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