Godawari trekking information


27° 36' 0" N, 85° 24' 0" E

Godavari lays 10 km sealed road from Kathmandu, Nepal. Godavari is a village which attracts many local people and tourists every year. Royal Botanic Garden is the most popular among the Nepali people because it is quiet and peaceful spot for a walk or just for a picnic. On Fridays and Saturdays Godavari becomes very busy because of the school and college picnics. Visitors can have a look on the Nepal's flora here at Godavari.

Godavari Kunda is a place to visit. Godavari has a sacred spring and the hill behind this spring is covered by praying flags. Every 12 years thousands of pilgrims come here to bathe and gain merit. Pulchowki Mai Temple and Shanti Ban Buddha is another spot to visit in Godavari. Shanti Ban Buddha has a huge golden statue of Buddha.

At Godavari there are many other things to see and few of them are the Shrine of Bishankhu Narayan which is one of the most important shrines in the Kathmandu valley, Phulchowki Mountain is 2760m High Mountain which is the highest point around the valley and from here visitors can see magnificent views from the summit. Phulchowki is famous for a home of 570 species of flower plants. One third of all the birds of Nepal and last surviving cloud forest can be found in Phulchowki. Phulchowki Mountain is more famous for its spring time flowers particularly red and white rhododendrons.

There are many ways to reach Godavari, just take a local bus from Lagankhel - Patan bus station which will cost you Nrs. 15 for a one hour drive or just rent a motor bike or mountain bike for a day or two and go by own timings. Visitors can also spend few days in resorts at Godavari.

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