A Day Trip To Daman Nepal – places to visit near kathmandu

About Daman Nepal

Location of Daman
Daman Nepal is one of the most attractive and beautiful places to visit near Kathmandu. This tourist destination is located in Thaha Municipality, Makwanpur District of Central Nepal and it lies on the Tribhuvan Highway. It is about 77 kilometers (i.e 48 mi) south-west of Kathmandu at the height of 2322 meters (i.e 7620 ft) from the sea level.

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Sight-seeing and Mountain view in Daman Nepal

It is the best place for natural sight-seeings. Daman is a perfect place for watching an amazing sunrise and sunset views. The Himalayas is the greatest view from Daman.  You can start a good day with a view of Mount Everest in the east to Mt. Dhaulagiri in the west from Daman view Tower. Daman view tower has a long-range telescope which can help you to explore the Himalayas and the landscapes.

Rhododendron and Botanical Garden in Daman Nepal

All the area of Daman is almost covered by Rhododendrons from February to March (i.e from Falgun to  Chaitra ). Along with this Daman is the best place for biological research and excursion.  It contains Mountain botanical garden which is one of the oldest and biggest botanical gardens in Nepal. Different classes/varieties of Rhododendron are found here.  Mountain Botanical Garden covering over 193 acres of the forest full of many unexplored and endangered plant species.

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Daman View Tower

Snowfall during winter

Snowfall also occurs in the hills of Daman during the winter season. Especially, Tourists visit this place during the winter season to enjoy the winter snowfall and to spend a beautiful moment with their friends and family. The beauty of this place reaches the optimum level during the winter season due to snowfall.
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View from Tower


Religious places
There is a religious temple nearby called Risheshwor Mahadev Temple. It is said that when Lord Shiva (Shiv Shankar) was mourning and lamenting, carrying the dead body of his beloved wife Satidevi, he rested here. Being so thirsty he just hit the big rock with his Trisula (his weapon) and water came out from that rock. Till so far we can see water coming from the big rocks.
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Telescope of View Tower


The main festivals celebrated here is Fagu Purnima and Thulo Ekadashi.

Opportunity for Kathmandu’s People
Daman gives the best opportunity for the population living in Kathmandu to observe and to see its beauty and use it for the meaning of recreation. This is because Daman is just 3-4 hrs driving from Kathmandu.

The best place to Stay

Daman also has Everest Panorama Resort, which contains helipad. Along with this There is OM ADHYAY RETREAT RESORT  in Tistung and Palung about 22 km from Daman and about 65 km from Kathmandu via Tribhuvan Highway.

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Om Adhyay Retreat Resort


How to get to Daman from Kathmandu?
If you are planning to visit Daman with your friends or family then you can have two options either you can hire a vehicle (size of the vehicle depending upon the no. of your team) or you can go through a local bus.

–You can get a local bus to Daman from Kalanki, Kathmandu. The departure time of the bus is 8:00 am from Kalani.
–If you miss that bus then you can catch another bus for Palung at 10:00 am from Kalanki and from Palung you can change the bus for Daman
–It will take about 3 to 4 hours to visit Daman if you catch a direct bus from Kalanki and 4 to 5 hours if you catch the bus for Palung from Kalanki.

Note: The time schedule may not be correct. So if you are planning to visit Daman from Kathmandu then please confirm the time schedule of the bus from your colleague or by visiting Kalanki chowk.

Similarly, it will take about 3.5 to 4 hrs ride/drive from Chitwan (Chitwan National Park) and about 7 hrs drive from one of the popular tourist place Pokhara.

Best advice for your trip
if you are planning to visit Daman Nepal then I suggest you to visit Daman, Tistung and Palung, Markhu and Chitlang. It is because all these places lie on the same route. And it will just take 2 days and 1 night to enjoy these place.

Kathmandu => Daman => Tistung(Om Adhyay Retreat Resort) =>Markhu =>Chitlang => Kathmandu

Your Tour plan Should be
Day 1:
           – You arrive in Daman, have some lunch, visit all the places in Daman, Departure from Daman at 4:00 pm
– Then arrival to Tistung(Palung), check in Om Adhyay Retreat Resort, Enjoy the accommodation in Resort, Have Dinner in Resort.

Day 2:
           –Having morning breakfast in the Resort and then check out from Resort, Travel to Markhu, Have lunch in Markhu, Enjoy lake view of Indra Sarovar and enjoy Boating,
-Travel to Chitlang, enjoy the natural beauty of Chitlang, Departure from Chitlang to Kathmandu.

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