Chobhar(Chovar) is a village in Lalitpur District in Kathmandu Valley of Province 3 of Central Nepal and is a part of Kirtipur Municipality. Chobhar is known for the nearby Whoopee land and Chovar Gorge where there are many Caves in the mountains of Chovar Gorge. The caves are surrounded by a park called Manju Shee Park. Manju Shree Park, nowadays much more popular among youngsters for dating sites in Kathmandu Valley and for Picnic Spots. Jal Binayak Temple and Adinath Lokeshwor Temple are popular temples in the village. Both Hindus and Buddhist people visit the temples. It is about 8 kilometers from Old Bus park Kathmandu and 5 kilometers from Balkhu Ring Road.
Things to do in Chovar
Chovar is mainly famous for the Chovar gorge through which all the water drains out from the Kathmandu valley. There is a small temple of Adinath Lokeshwor on the top of a nearby hill. According to the legend and Swayambhu Purana, Kathmandu was a lake and it is believed that goddess Manjhushree cut the gorge at a place which is nowadays called Chovar Gorge and drained away the waters to establish a habitable land.
Manjushree park & Chovar Caves
Chobhar caves are an extensive network of natural phreatic caves near the village of Chobhar. These caves are located in Manjushree park and the park is located on one side of Chovar Gorge. The caves are about 1250 meters long and are the second largest caves in Nepal. The name of Manjushree park is given after the goddess Manjushree. The park is maintained by the Village development committee. The park is famous as a picnic spot and as for a dating spot. On every Saturday about thousands of people visit in the area of Chovar for a picnic with friends, family and for dating. Every day hundreds of couples visit Manjushree park for date and to spend to beautiful time with their partners.
Jal Binayak Temple
Jal Binayak (जलविनायक) temple is a Hindu temple of Lord Ganesh located below the Manjushree Park in Chovar. It is one of the four Binayak of Kathmandu and is the most important Ganesh temple. It was built in 723 NS by Malla King Shiva Singh Malla. The Gajur was added to the top of the temple in 789 NS by Malla king Sri Nivas of Patan. The main temple is now reconstructed by the village development committee.
From the opposite of Manjushree park from the main road, you can see a Buddhist Monastery on the top of a hill.
On the opposite of Manjushree park, there is a newly constructed big Gautam Buddha Statue. This statue of Buddha has added an extra beauty to the Chovar area.
Whoopee land is the best water park and Amusement center in Kathmandu located in Chovar. It is an awesome place to visit with family and friends. There are different types of facilities provided to different aged people. If you are planning to visit Chovar then plan for two days- one day for all places in Chovar and 2nd day for Whoopee Land. The entry fee of Whoopee land is 750 NRs.
Places Near Chovar
Taudaha Lake is a small lake in the outskirts of Kathmandu, in Nepal. The name comes from a combination of Newari words ‘Ta’, meaning snake and ‘Daha’, which means lake. The lake is about 4 Km from Chovar gorge. It is a beautiful lake to visit with friends and family. Around 40 species of birds have been recorded out of which 17 are residents, 2 are summer migrants and rest are winter migrants
Dakshinkali temple is about 11 km from Chovar and about 22 km from Kathmandu and 1 Km from Pharphing. It is one of the important temples of goddess Kali. The sacrifice of Male goat and cocks is done on the occasion of Dashain.
How to get to Chovar
If you are planning to visit Chovar for dating or to spend a good time with your friends or family then it is very easy to get to Chovar. You can get a direct bus to Chovar (Manju Shree Park) from Ratna Park. You can also get a bus from Balkhu. You can also take a bus to Jalbinayak which takes you to Chovar trough Ekantkuna. So choose an easy way to visit Chovar. All the routes are the best routes to visit there.