Kathmandu, Central Region, Nepal

Adult: $135,00





Located at the base of Phulchowki Mountain at the south east corner of Kathmandu City, Godavari Botanical Garden offers visitors a chance to stroll leisurely around the mainly open parkland habitat; home to several fast-flowing streams. It is surrounded by evergreen natural forests. The garden is spread at the area of 82 hectare.

More than 500 species of plants are found here. The peak flowering seasons is spring and autumn. Bloom ing of Rhododendron and a number of colorful flowers in the garden beds and the surrounding forests indicates the arrival of Spring season.

Godavari Spring
Another well worth a look is The Godavari Spring, found 200 metres from the Botanical Gardens’ main gate. This freshwater spring spouting ice-cold water from the Gadavari river is reputed to have been created when the Buddhist Mystic Padmasambhava struck a rock (in order to demonstrate that the ultimate truth is clear and will fulfill the people’s thirst). The Spring is a popular Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site.

What You Can Expect:

10:30 AM: The expert guide will pick you up from Kathmandu hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle, head to the Godawari Botanical Garden.
11:15 AM:
Reached Godawari Botanical Garden. Start visiting the garden. Godawari Botanical Garden now hold over 500 species of plant in 82 hectares. Highlights include the decorative Coronation Pond, visitor centre (with interesting exhibits on Nepal’s flora), greenhouses, and collections of rhododendrons (Nepal’s national flower), lilies, orchids, cacti and ferns. Spring and autumn are the peak flowering seasons and therefore the best times to visit.
The Godavari Spring, found 200 metres from the Botanical Gardens’ main gate, is also well worth a look. This freshwater spring spouting ice-cold water from the Godavari river is reputed to have been created when the Buddhist Mystic Padmasambhava struck a rock (in order to demonstrate that the ultimate truth is clear and will fulfill the people’s thirst); unsurprisingly, the Spring is a popular Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site.
2:30 PM: Lunch and back to hotel.

What’s Included:

  • Transportation by luxury vehicle
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch at the best available restaurant

What’s Not Included:

  • Tips and personal expenses



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Highlights

Explore the flora of Godawari Botanical Garden. See a range of plants, ferns, trees, and flowers. Learn how growing them is possible in such an extreme environment as you stroll the gardens and greenhouses.
Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 10:30 AM
Duration : 4 hours
Maximum number of people : 15
Venue Facilities : Hotel pick up and drop off services within Kathmandu valley.
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