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Location: Bagmati Zone/Central Development Region
Headquarter: Dhulikhel
Area: 1,396km2
Locals: Newars, Brahmins, Chhetris, Tamangs
Language Spoken: Nepali, Newari, Tamang

Roadways: Situated some 30kms from Kathmandu on the B P Highway and Araniko Highway and 74 kms from Kodari (China-Nepal Border)
Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport is at a distance of 30 kms

Natural Heritages
1. Phulchowki, the highest hill in Kathmandu Valley is very popular site for amazing view of Himalayan Range including the Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Kumbhakarna
2. Naturally flowing rivers: Indrawati, Bhotekoshi, Sunkoshi Cultural/Religious Heritages
Cultural Heritages
1. Palanchowk Bhagwati is believed to be the goddess of power.
2. Temples: Chandeshwori Temple, Gorakhnath Temple, Karunamaya Temple
3. Every 12 years, there’s a huge gathering of pilgrims at the Makar Mela at Panauti
4. Every Kartik Purnima, Buddhist Pilgrims worship Karunamaya Temple
5. Namobuddha is a sacred place for Buddhists as its the place where
Buddha offered his blood and flesh to a hungry Tigress.

Special Cuisine:
1. Fresh water fish from Dhulikhel is very popular
2. Organic Coffe and Organic Lassi is also very popular

Other Attractions:
Old cities like Panauti, Nala, have traditional Newari houses with beautifully carved windows and doors exhibiting fine craftsmanship of the Newars.
Breathtaking views of Himalayan Ranges stretching from Mount Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Lhotse, can be seen in their full glory from different points in Dhulikhel
Dolalghat at the confluence of Indrawati and Bhotekoshi is a very popular picnic spot these days.
Kathmandu University, the largest private university is located at Dhulikhel.

Adventure Options:
Hiking to Namobuddha
Long drive to Dhulikhel and its surroundings.
Best time to Travel: October to December, April to February

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