Dhulikhel


Small but carrying quite a long history of more than half a millenium, Dhulikhel lies at an elevation of 1440m around 32 km away in the east of Kathmandu valley that reflects a mix but a  little bit dominance of Newari locals and their architecture and culture blended well with the other minority ethnic groups. The influence of the Newari architectural design and their carving skills and craftmenship in the overall image of the area have attracted and gathered a significant number of visitors to this very place and the trend ever growing.

All the typical structures  or most of them made from  locally produced bricks and wooden  carvings  by the local craftmen, the religious shrines that house historical temples and stupas and the environment of the hill station are the  gems of utmost importance to the tourism development of the overall area and the surroundings.

Specially, the temples like Narayan  and Harisiddhi temples  possessing intricate wood carvings, the Gokhureswar Mahadev temple that lies a little bit apart from the area in  a peaceful and scenic  landscape and the Bhagawati temple located above all others in a height in the west section  have great religious importance to all those Hindus from the locality as well as for all  those with religious faith on them. For others, they have the power of attraction through fine art and architecture worth spending valuable time.

 Unforgetful would be the panaromic views of the early morning sunrise and late evening sunset, the magnificient Himalayas in the north, the hills in the foothill of those giants, the valleys the forests in the surroundings and the culturally and traditionally rich local neigbourhood