If you are on your honeymoon trip to Nepal, or taking a vacation with the love of your life, an ambitious and tough trek might not be preferred. Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan country full of lush green valleys and plains, snow clad mountains and cultural diversity that is unmatched in beauty by most other destinations. From lake cities to a the most beautiful hamlet on the foothills of the tallest mountains you have ever seen, to taking a relaxing journey in the ever stretching forests in the Terai plains, Nepal has it all. You only need to choose wisely, and decide what you would like to do. Here we list some of the romantic destinations in the country, with outstanding views, luxury and elegance wrapped in a package you would not regret taking.
The city of lakes – Pokhara:
Pokhara, a beautiful laid back city that lies en-route a plethora of trekking routes around Annapurna, is unarguably among the most romantic destination in the country. This valley is a dreamland set perfectly with beautiful lakes reflecting the Himalayan ranges, friendly and hospitable people, and most importantly the starting point of many wonderful destinations around the region. You could try the sunrise and panoramic mountain views from Sarangkot andzip fly or paraglide for that extravagant experience of true adventure in the air. Or hire a boat and spend your whole day in the tranquil Fewa Lake. Meet trekkers coming to relax and rejuvenate, and plan your own if you have plenty of time!
An ancient hilltop settlement – Bandipur:
This small yet culturally rich destination could slow down all your activity and make you want to watch and relax. Set in the tranquil hill between the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway, Bandipur preserves the old Newari architecture that can be seen in its few guest houses and hotels around the main street. Morning views are blessing with rivers and hills below and mountain ranges touching the sky towards the north. Evening rituals around the bazaar are entertaining. Going downhill to the Siddha Cave and hiking to Ramkot village are equally interesting.
A scenic stay – Nagarkot
Just 32 km east of Kathmandu, the capital city, is one of the most beautiful and romantic destination in the country. Sunrise views are heavenly from most hotels, with the Himalayan ranges towards the north in a panorama, including Mt Everest. Sunset views of the city and fields that lie below are equally enjoyable. Nagarkot is considered the most blissful stay near Kathmandu, and is easily accessible.
The jungle safari – Chitwan National Park
Perhaps nothing beats the fun of taking an elephant ride, giving it a bath, and watching all sorts of animals from the elevation of its back. You can add a jeep ride to the jungle, a canoe ride, a relaxed sunset at the banks of the NarayaniRiver, an evening cultural show of the Tharu ethnic people and more. There is no limit to fun here if you want to spend some romantic time close to nature.