Dhulikhel Nepal is only 30-km southeast of Kathmandu. Because of the good roadway between Kathmandu and Dhulikhel, travelers visit this city very comfortably. When guests arrive at this magnificent spot, they get amazed with the city's bustle. The BP and Arniko Highway intersect in Dhulikhel crossroadsThe B.P. The highway links Sindhuli and Terai plain to this lush town, while the Kathmandu Arniko Highway connects Kodari with Kotari, the Tibetan border town.
A mix of many communities such as The Newars, Brahmins, Chhetris, Tamangs, and the Dalits in Nepal is one of Dhulikhel's attractions. The historic city contains lovely antique residences, as well as temples. After road building in the mid-1960s, this place was built as a tourism destination for both Tibetan trippers and foreign travelers. Since then, when visiting Tibet and returning to Kathmandu, tourists have started sleeping in the city.
History of Dhulikhel Nepal
According to an eyewitness, while capturing this place, Prithvi Narayan Shah had several difficulties. It took him more than six months to win this place. In 1820 B.S. Ghorkalis gained this place. Then Khadpu, Panauti, Banepa, Sanga, and Nala were conquered at the same time.
Dhulikhel's meaning in Nepal is "the place where tigers play". Dhulikhel was one of the domains of the Kingdom of Bhaktapur, on the eastern frontier of the old Mandala of Nepal. Dhulikhel is one of the last places annexed to Prithvi Narayan Shah's realm of Gorkha. Yogi NarahariNath writes about Prithvi Narayan Shah's challenge to conquer Dhulikhel in ItihasPrakash.
He writes: "Dhulikhel was proved hard to seize by Prithvi Narayan Shah. He was afraid of the local people's boldness. Despite fighting for six months, he could not conquer the location and had set up a fort on the top side of the hill. He remained there, training was provided and various forces were assembled. This frightened the surrounding folks and began to escape home. In Dhulikhel, there were just 50 families. Mahindra Sing Rai battled courageously. Prithivi Narayan Shah was thrilled when a soldier stabbed Mahindra Sing in his back and cloaked his spear to observe yet another defeat. He died there. Naamsing was also stabbed by Khukuri. Then the war finished and on Sunday, in B.S. 1820, Dhulikhel was won on Kartik 10. Khadpu and Panauti were conquered the next day, while Banepa, Sanga, and Nala were won in Kartik 14 Gurkhas. Until 1972, Kavrepalanchok's administrative center was in Chautara. It was then transferred to Banepa till B.S. 1980, then moved to Dhulikhel, a place which remained until now."
Fun Activities to do in Dhulikhel Nepal
1) Hike for one day
Nagarkot to Dhulikhel walk is more popular. The path is full of lush trees and beautiful mountain views. Nagarkot is also a very renowned tourist destination. The Nagarkot tower is 2.195 meters above sea level from where you may get a magnificent view of sunset and sunrise.
From Nagarkot, you can see Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, GaneshHimal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling and other mountain views. This placeis a natural and cultural site, together with Nagarkot. Superb mountains, lush hills and lovely forests, rich culture, and old patrimony all are sufficient to make this place the tourist-attracting. So one day walking from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, with a touch of culture and heritage, will provide you the best natural experience.
2) Statue of KailashnathMahadev
The statue is a highly famous location to visit in KailashnathMahadev. The statue of Kailashnath Mahadev is the tallest in the world, 143 feet high. It is the 40th highest figure according to the list of statues by height. Construction of this statue was started in 2003 and ended in 2010, consisting of copper, zinc, cement, and steel. The statue is found approximately 100 feet deep.
3) Namo Buddha
Namo Buddha is a monastery, also known as ThranguTashiYangtse. It is one of Buddhists' sacred pilgrimage places worldwide. The monastery is wonderful and offers the best view of the highlands. There are various large and small monasteries and stupas, flags of the priesthood, and the inside and exterior design of the monastery are wonderful. According to the tradition, more than six thousand years ago a prince offered his life to preserve a tigress' life because her five babies still had milk. The Tigress ate his flesh and bones were left. Tigress returned those bones and interred, where Namo Buddha's stupa is. Gautam Buddha then visited the village and took three stupa-tours, approximately 3500 years later. He declared that he was the prince's reincarnation, and at the same time he renamed the village that is now called Namo Buddha for Buddha.
4) Visit the Temple of Narayan
Another great feature of this place is the Narayan temple. Lord Krishna is consecrated to the temple (incarnation of Lord Vishnu). It boasts excellent woodwork and yellow metal roofs. Besides the Narayan temple, there are more temples including Harisiddhi temple, GaukhureshworMahadev temple, and Bhagwati temple.
5) Old City Visit
At the southern end, is the old part of Dhulikhel. It is an aggregation of traditional Newari houses that often include 20 or more local family members. Several wonderfully carved doors and windows are presented, exhibiting a beautiful example of traditional Newari craftsmen. The town was built on an old Hindu theory with its position, shape, scale, and dominance between temples, buildings, and public areas.
Adventure searchers can enjoy short hikes to various areas such as Nagarkot and Namo Buddha in Nepal. On the Sunkoshi and the Bhotekoshi Rivers, adventurers can discover thrilling rafting. You also have a hot spring spa on the Tibetan border. PalanchowkBhagwati Temple is located on the Palanchowk hill where Goddess Bhagawati's idol is located. A half-hour journey away from Dhulikhel stands the temple.
Tourists can go to Charikot and the other tourist attraction in the Dolakha District is Jiri. Tourists are allowed to arrive at Charikot from Dhulikhel on a three-hour trip. If you want to escape your busy schedule this can be your next destination as the number of visitors to Dhulikhel increases each year, there are more tourist hotels and resorts in town. There are lodging amenities accessible from budget-class hotels to luxury hotels Thanks to the Kathmandu University and Dhulikhel hospital, the municipality has now become a tourist attraction for health and education. Are you heading to Dhulikhel after this lockdown ends?