Dhulikhel (1550m) is another popular hill station, just 30 km east of the Kathmandu Valley. It is known for beautiful panoramic view of the mountains. The panorama offers a view of the more than twenty Himalayan peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Mt. Langtang (7234 m), Mt. Phuribichyachu (6637 m), Mt. Gaurishanker (7134 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m) and many others can be seen from Dhulikhel. There are number of luxuries hotels in Dhulikhel so it is a perfect destination for you if you are looking for a comfort short break outside the city of Kathmandu.
Major places to visit when you are in Dhulikhel:
Namobuddha: Namobuddha is one of the holiest Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage sites outside of Tibet, as Buddha himself is believed to have visited here. A site where a prince sacrificed himself for a hungry and sick tigress, the story is etched in a stone. A visit to Namobuddha means more than just a visit; in addition to hiking for a day, along scenic route witnessing wide range of biodiversity, one can see the lifestyle of the locals.
Panauti: It is another historical and culturally rich town located to the south east of Dhulikhel.
Palanchowk Bhagwati: It lies in about half hour ride from Dhulikhel. Palanchowk Bhagwati has shrine of the goddess of the same name, who is 18 armed and is the goddess of protection from danger and misfortune. The temple dates back to 503 AD.
Sanga: Deriving from local language meaning village of cows, Sanga is gateway to Kavrepalanchowk district. It now has a massive statue (143 ft tall) of Lord Shiva.
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