Pokhara, Tansen, Lumbini, Chitwan – 2011
Pokhara is the second largest tourist city in Nepal. It has become a major tourist destination since the advent of trekking in Nepal. Pokhara valley is blessed with the beautiful lakes, Phewa Lake & Begnas Lake, high snow-capped mountains like Machhapuchhre, famous caves, and more. Apart from natural beauty, Pokhara is also famous for adrenaline adventure sports like paragliding, ultralight, bungee, zip-line, etc.
Tansen is the best hill station in the South-West region of Nepal. It is famous for traditional art and architecture, handicrafts, metal crafts (Karuwa, bronze water jug), textile (Dhaka, typical traditional cotton fabric of Nepal), and agricultural products like ginger & coffee.
Lumbini is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam Buddha (Founder of Buddhism) which is 45 km away from Tansen. This is confirmed by the existence of an inscribed pillar erected in the 3rd century BC by the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka.
Chitwan National Park is the first national park of Nepal which was established in 1973 and later in the year 1984, Chitwan National Park was enlisted in the World Heritage Site.