If you have ever got out on a date (which you most probably have), then you know it’s a process, a tough one rather. Here are 10 Dating Places and Ideas in Kathmandu to get you started.
Planning a date in Kathmandu is tough, not going to lie. That doesn’t mean you should back off from probably one of the best memories of your life. It can get challenging, especially when the date is the day after. But getting to know someone and to bond at an intimate level requires more than just a coffee meetup.
Regardless of how well you know the city, this article will help you broaden your options. Frankly, I’d pick a serene environment with fewer distractions. But there’s a problem. Kathmandu is the busiest city in Nepal. So, you always have a fear of bumping into someone you know in the back of your head. Keeping that in mind, we have curated some of the best dating places and ideas in Kathmandu. Take a look!
Famous for the incredible views from 2,551m, Chandragiri Hills is an experience worth trying out on your next date. The breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayas compliment the beautifully designed Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple.
Chandragiri Hills is approximately 10kms outside the ring road. If you enjoy sightseeing then Chandragiri Hills will not disappoint. Plus, the cable car to the hills makes the date that much more memorable.
- Cable Car/ Entry Fee:
- Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu
Quick Tip: Arrive early to avoid traffic
Namobuddha is yet another option for couples looking for a serene environment. However, it’s a bit further from the city. That means one needs a proper plan as a trip to Namobuddha could soak some a few hours out of your day.
Moreover, Namobuddha is popular amongst locals as well. So, be prepared to encounter all sorts of people from all parts of Nepal. This also means very little privacy. The structures of Namobuddha with the backdrop of the Himalaya look mesmerizing and one should consider it.
- Entry Fee: Free
- Location: Namobuddha, Nepal
Quick Tip: Taking pictures is prohibited inside the structure.
Godawari Botanical Garden
If you’re from Nepal, then you probably have heard about Godawari. The garden just a few kilometers away from Kathmandu has been able to make it to the preferred dating spot for couples around town.
Located in Lalitpur district i.e. south-east of Kathmandu. The garden extends up to 82 hectares. So, there’s a ton of space to stroll around with your loved one. Godawari is a botanical garden as well. More than 500 species of flora can be found here.
- Entry Fee: NPR. 100 (About)
- Location: Godawari, Lalitpur
Approximately 32km north-east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot is one of the most attractive dating destinations in Nepal. One can scope out some of the breathtaking mountain range and the beautiful sunrise. I’d recommend you to stay for the night rather than rushing back to the city. Nagarkot is also known for its delightful food and restaurants. So, a day might not be enough.
- Entry Fee: Free
- Location: Nagarkot
Quick Tip: Plan for 1 night & 2 days trip
If you don’t intend to leave the city yet would want a serene environment among nature then Manjushree Park could be a better option. The park is located approximately 1km from Chovar Hill. It is a relatively closer dating spot also famous for the longest cave in Nepal.
Named after the great Buddhist monk, Manjushree Park is believed to be established after the monk sliced the gorge letting the water out of the Kathmandu valley. Regardless of its history, you will have one of the soothing experience with your significant other.
- Entry Fee: NPR. 50 to NPR. 150
- Location: Chovar, Kirtipur
Quick Tip: Pick a time when there’s less crowd
Which one do you prefer? Let us know in the comments!
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