1 Day Khokana Bungmati Tour will take you to the inner soul of these Newari towns. Khokana and Bungmati are just 10 kilometers away from the thronged Kathmandu city.
The rural-traditional vibe won’t let you believe that these towns are part of Kathmandu valley. It is also a cycling destination that offers you freshness away from ever-bustling Kathmandu city. Khokana is a small Newari settlement that resides in the southern part of Kathmandu valley.
It shares a long history of settlement from the Lichchhavi period itself. Being a part of Kathmandu valley, it is still trying to make its way to the modern civilization of the valley. Bungmati is another beautiful Newari village, that is also home to the powerful God of the valley, Macchindranath.
Machhindranath is the god of rain and compassion. Both Hindu and Buddhist worship the Machhindranath equally. According to popular belief, he was the one who introduced rice plantations in the region.
Walking through only pedestrian-streets around these towns gives you an eccentric feeling. The metal and woodwork around the temple/houses make you realize the richness of these villages. Most of these dates back to the 16th century.
Shikali Mai Temple is another famous temple in Khokana. This place is popular for the agricultural activities it possesses. You will see women spinning wools, tailoring, weaving hats, and many more.
Highlights of 1 Day Khokana Bungmati Tour
- Explore the inner soul of the ancient Newari town.
- Disappear from the stuffed Kathmandu city.
- Enjoy local food, culture, and arts.
- Observe the intact lifestyle of these towns.
- Savor the mesmerizing view of the Kathmandu valley with surrounding hills.
1 Day Khokana - Bungmati Tour Itinerary
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel during the late mornings. This place is about 10 km away from Kathmandu so it won’t take much time to reach there. The roads are usually jammed during this time creating pollution.
But the beautiful scenarios of houses, hills, fields will make up for it. Passing through various towns and small villages you reach Bungmati. This is a small settlement of Newari people. Exploring this village you head towards Khokana next.
These places are beautiful Newari villages that are a popular cycling destination. You get an opportunity to experience the wonderful culture and tradition of the Newari people. The peacefulness and freshness will clear your mind from all the stress.
After roaming around the area and experiencing many new things, you must feel exhausted. So, you now drive back to Kathmandu.