Dhulikhel - The Most Famous Picnic Spot near Kathmandu
Dhulikhel is a famous getaway destination, known as one of the best picnic spot near Kathmandu, and to take pictures from the selfie stone.
Dhulikhel is a hilltop town that boasts natural scenery, a cultural aesthetic, and an aerial view of the entire Kathmandu valley. On average, you will be greeted with a majestic view of the mountains, green hills, and forest. It is 30 km southeast of Kathmandu in the Kavrepalanchowk district.
Dhulikhel is a famous destination for viewing more than 20 mountains like Mt. Phuribichyachu, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Lhotse, and Annapurna, Mt. Everest, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Langtang, and others. The hilltop appears covered in fog, which contributes to its mystic feeling. There are also temples like Hari Siddhi Temple, Vishnu Temple, Bhagwati Shiva Temple, Chandeshwari Temple, and Ganesh Temple, which are great religious sites.
Best Time to Visit Dhulikhel
The best time to visit Dhulikhel is March-May and October. It is one of the most famous picnic spots in Kathmandu. The hilltop makes it an incredible viewpoint to absorb the open nature while spending time with your group. There is also a big stone near the Kali temple. You’d have to reach what is known as the ‘selfie stone’ after walking through the 1000 steps of stairs of the temple.
It is angled well to capture the Himalayas, green hills, and the open land with livelihood below. On a clear day, this panoramic view will make your jaw drop as the beautiful blue sky brings up the color of the fair-white Himalayas. Climbing to the top to take a picture from this stone makes you feel like the most challenging journey brings the most beautiful view. You will forget if the climb was even challenging when you see what lies ahead, beyond, and beneath this stone. No wonder people in this area are famous for taking pictures and capturing the feeling at the moment.