Things to Know: New Tourist Attraction in Kathmandu
Have you been to Kathmandu (capital city of Nepal) before? If you have been then you must be familiar with major attractions of Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites like Monkey Temple of Swayambhunath, Kathmandu durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhnanath stupa are the most common attractions in Kathmandu valley.
Do you know that there is good news for all local and foreign travelers that recently an awesome attraction has been added in capital city of Kathmandu? The attraction is “Chandragiri Hills” at southern Kathmandu next to Thankot Checkpost.
This attraction can be reached via public transport or private car, bike easily within few minutes from central Kathmandu (Thamel, Newroad area). The major attraction is 8-10 minutes smooth cable car ride from bottom of the hill to top with amazing views. Upon arrival at top of the hill, enjoy awesome views of Kathmandu valley from the top. There you can also visit Shiva Temple too. Alongside, at 2350 m above sea level, at top of the hill there is also a restaurant offering its services and resort opening soon.
Chandragiri is the name of the hill, and it is the same place where former King Prithivi Narayan Shah saw the beauty of Kathmandu valley and couldn’t stop himself from conquering it. So, it is historical important site too. On clear day, 180 degree panorama aerial view of whole Kathmandu valley is seen. The cable car ride itself is amusing as it takes you up through the clouds.
Therefore, if you are in Nepal or planning to visit Nepal, then it is recommended to visit this place while you are in Kathmandu.