Love is a wonderful phenomenon and it is probably the best feeling in the world. The memories associated with love mostly relate to first dating experiences. In this blog, we shall take a look at the popular dating spots in Kathmandu and help you create your own love story. So, without any obstructions, let’s dive into the topic.
1. Godawari Botanical Garden
The Godawari botanical garden sits at the base of the Fulchowki Danda. It sits in the Lalitpur district and is easily accessible by road. The botanical garden houses variety of plants and the green environment is pretty relaxing. Here, you can spend some quality time with your loved ones and make unforgettable memories.
Relax under the shade of the trees and when it gets hot, soothe yourself with the clear spring water. There is a small waterfall too where you can take pictures with your soulmate. In a nutshell, the Godawari botanical garden provides you nature’s beauty and maintains the utmost secrecy.
2. Garden of Dreams
Garden of Dreams is the ultimate destination for romantics. This miniature park resides in the middle of the bustling capital. This garden is based on a neoclassical approach and the small monuments are beautifully draped in white. It was built by Kaiser Shumsher Rana and was a private garden for quite a while.
At present, it is opened to the public but you need to pay a certain entrance fee. There is a small water fountain here and you can even see squirrels here. Here, you can spend some quality time with your better half. Who knows, if things work better here, it can lead to better things.
Nagarkot is a serene hill station that sits 32 km away from Kathmandu. Here, you can choose to combine your dating journey with other activities like hiking and small treks. But, if you don’t want to date all sweaty, then it’s all right too! Breeze through the forests with your loved one and feel a certain romantic appeal. It’s these small moments that are meaningful in the long run.
Climb the treacherous steps to the view tower and observe the surreal picture of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang mountain range, and Dorje Lakpa. To summarize, a journey to Nagarkot will be a highlight in your love life.
There are two schools of thought when people speak about Taudaha. The first party believes that it is a great place to spend with your loved ones. You can’t argue with that logic as you’ll get to observe the pristine lake. Also, you can feed the fish and enjoy it. If you are lucky, you can see migratory birds as well.
On the other hand, some people believe that it isn’t a good dating spot as you are not allowed to do certain activities. Our final verdict is that it is a good place to spend with your loved ones provided you don’t do anything that adversely affects society.
Many people know Sanga as the place where the largest statue of Lord Shiva is available. What many people don’t know is that it is a popular dating spot too. It sits 20 km away from central Kathmandu and is easily accessible by bus. You might have to pay entrance fees to visit the park but it is worth the privacy and memories.
Spend quality time with your loved one and hope that this date will be a sign of great things to come.
There is something attractive about Siddhapokhari. I mean it would not have made it in our list if it did not have any unique factor. This pond sits near the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and is a great place to relax and talk with your loved one. The serene water of the pond reflects the balmy sunrays and the ambiance is simply mesmerizing.
Furthermore, if you feel that you need to spend more time with your beloved, then make a quick visit to Durbar Square.
An adventurous date is the dream of many. On the contrary, not all of them can handle the intensity. Make a visit to Whoopeland in Chobhar and find the meaning of bravery when you sit on the Ferris wheel. There are other facilities like children’s playgrounds and the scary 180-degree Frisbee. Make sure that you don’t scream out of terror in front of your date! You have to pay a certain fee to enter the amusement park.
Once the adventure is over, you will walk away with a mind full of memories.
Nature is the best getaway from the urban commute. When we speak of dating, it is an ideal location to start/build your love story. It sits 15 km northwest of Kathmandu and is also the commencing point of many treks/hikes. Include a bit of adventure as you climb the treacherous steps and watch each other tire out!
Slowly proceed to the waterfall and find serenity in the roaring waters. The water may look pretty but we know that there is a certain someone that looks much better.
9. Basantapur Durbar Square
The Basantapur Durbar Square is the most cliché dating spot in Kathmandu. It was the original dating spot for couples before other dating spots were popular. If you want to be on a date here, then we advise you to visit during the evening. The ambiance is simply magical. You can stroll around the Durbar Square and taste the delicious milk tea or lassi in Indrachowk.
As of now, Durbar Square is an ongoing reconstruction so you might find it a bit difficult to date. Also, the area has become a bit crowded. Nevertheless, the magic is still there.
10. Patan Durbar Square
Like the Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square is another famous cultural dating spot in Kathmandu. Here, you can spend time with your beloved without getting any disturbances. However, you should do anything that goes against the daily norms. Take a quick stroll in the Durbar Square and breathe in the magical vibes. The cultural allure of Durbar Square is something worth living.
11. Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the masterpiece among all the Durbar Squares in Kathmandu. Durbar Square boasts intricate pieces of architecture that date back to ancient times. It is in this fine architecture, that you’ll form the base of your love story. Learn the history of the Durbar Square with your loved one and apply the findings to your life (if applicable).
You may have to adhere to certain social norms here. Other than that, it is an ideal place to give meaning to your love story.
12. Kathmandu Fun Park
If you want your dating experience to be ladled with adventure, then visit the Kathmandu Fun Park. It sits in Pradarsani marga and here, you can enjoy the Ferris wheel and other fun activities. You have to pay a certain entrance fee but the experience is worth it. However, we advise you to not lose your cool in the Ferris wheel and other scary rides. It might have a bad effect on your dating resume!
13. Kapan Gumba
The Kapan Gumba sits on a silent hill in Kapan. It is a great place to visit if you want to learn about the Buddhist way of life. We do not advise you to date in the gumba itself as its not a good thing. However, you can spend some quality time with your loved one a bit far from the gumba. Take a quick tour of the forests and find inner peace. Also, the forests add a certain romantic appeal too.
14. Pharping hydropower
The Pharping hydropower is a less-known visiting spot near Kathmandu. Even less known is the fact that it is a great dating spot too. It is easily accessible by bus/car. You can catch a bus from Balkhu and it will take you about an hour to reach here. The hydropower sits on a bit of an elevation and provides amazing views of the surrounding valley. Chat with your loved one while relishing this view and bask at your reflection in the pond below.
15. Kalamasi Dam
Many people are unaware of the existence of the Kalamasi Dam. This dam sits in Nagarkot and due to the power of social media, it has bagged the position of a great picnic spot and a greater dating spot. It takes more than an hour to reach here but let me assure you, the ambiance is magical. Relish at the sight of the green forests and along with your companion, engrave this moment in your heart and soul.
16. White Gumba
The white gumba (Seto gumba) resides on top of a small hill and provides a picturesque view of the Kathmandu valley. It is easily accessible from Sitapaila too. However, the road is slightly uphill so you might have to walk the extra mile. From the summit, enjoy the beautiful view with your loved one and argue who looks better. You might have to pay entrance fees to visit the gumba.
Also, enjoy the delicious Panipuri and Chatpate on the top too!
17. Jhor Waterfall
A journey to Jhor waterfall takes you deep into Tokha and into the small highway leading to Nuwakot. Take a quick detour from the main highway and climb down the stairs to reach this majestic waterfall. It comes out from the Shivapuri national park and you can see a small shrine here. Take this small walk with your loved one and simply enjoy the gift of nature. A word of advice, be sure to carry a water bottle! You’ll know why when you get there.
18. Manjushree Park
The Manjushree park sits near Chobhar and is an ideal dating location. The park gets the name from Manjushree Bodhisatwa, who was responsible for shaping Kathmandu valley. Keeping it aside, the Manjushree park offers tranquility and privacy for couples. Spend some time relaxing on the tree shades and immerse in a chat with your beloved. Manjushree park is a quick getaway from the busy commute.
Speaking of hill stations, how can we miss Kakani? It is easily accessible via road. All you have to do is catch a bus from Balaju and within an hour or so, you’ll reach here. Visit the trout farm and taste the delicious fish here. Later, hike to the summit of the hill with your beloved and enjoy clandestine views of the frosty mountain ranges. A journey to Kakani combines dating and natural getaway into one.
20. Nagarjuna hill hike
The Nagarjuna hill hiking journey is a unique take on dating. For starters, it is a hike and the second thing is that it aims to combine dating and hiking into one. This idea may not work for everyone but if it works, then it will be a highlight in your love life. Walkthrough the densely forested trails that house various birds and chat with your beloved along the way. The journey is simply amazing and, it will make your live life fruitful and enticing.
We hope that you visit dating spots and comprehend the true meaning of love.
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