Sundarijal: Dreamy breezes and gushing falls

Sundarijal: Dreamy breezes and gushing falls

Sundarijal: Dreamy breezes and gushing falls

Sundarijal: Dreamy breezes and gushing falls

June 10, 2023

Nepal is a land of natural wonders, from the towering peaks of the Himalayas to the lush forests and rolling hills that cover the landscape. And nestled in the heart of this beautiful country lies Sundarijal, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Located just a short drive from the bustling city of Kathmandu, Sundarijal is a small town home to some of Nepal’s most breathtaking natural scenery. From the cascading waterfalls to the lush forests and sparkling rivers, there is something for everyone in this beautiful town.

Watching trees and birds while you relax on big mighty rocks beside the sound of flowing water is an experience to look forward to. Sundarijal lies in the Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park which is a haven for nature lovers, with its dense forests, winding trails, and stunning waterfalls. 

Relaxing on a stone beside a collection of river rocks.

One of the most popular activities in the park is hiking, and several trails wind through the forest and up to the mountaintops. The trails range in difficulty from easy to challenging and offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Through the trail, you can reach Bagdwar(another wonderful place with a beautiful waterfall and a serene atmosphere), Dhap Dam, Mulkharka and many more.

An easily accessible and more popular attraction on the perimeter is the Sundarijal Waterfall. The waterfall is located within a short hike from the town and is a popular spot for picnics and relaxation. Though swimming is prohibited due to the large number of death cases in the past, just the view of it is enough to both, excite and calm your heart. It is even more beautiful during the peak rainy seasons with lush forests, chilly atmosphere and gushing water flow, although lookout for leeches. The Sundari Jal dam is also in a comfortably accessible location, offering calming river sounds and a cool breeze hitting your face while walking slowly towards your desired destination. 

A small waterfall in Sundarijal.
A picture taken using the help of binoculars to capture a small waterfall seen from the premises of Sundarijal.

But Sundarijal is not just about the waterfalls and natural attractions. The town is also home to a lot of cultural and historical spots, such as the ancient temples and shrines that dot the landscape. These temples and shrines offer a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Nepal and are a must-visit for anyone interested in history and culture. You will find many temples along the trail such as the Sundari Mai Temple, Sundari Mahadev Temple and more. Along the trail, you will come across several small shrines and locations of worship. This reflects the cultural beauty and diversity of Nepal.

Ladybug on a rock.
A small Ladybug walking through the rocks.
View of a nearby town from Sundarijal.
View of a nearby town from Sundarijal.
A town from binocular lenses.
Nearby town from Sundarijal through binocular lenses.

Additionally, the place has a museum about one of the most famous personalities of Nepal, Bishweshor Prasad Koirala(B.P Koirala). The site is called B.P Koirala Shangralaya which is known for Koirala’s works and history. He was the first elected prime minister of Nepal and a profound author with a very intellectual presentation of philosophical and realistic writings. 

In addition to its natural and cultural attractions, Sundarijal is also home to several restaurants and cafes that offer delicious local cuisine. So, be sure to try them before you leave. 

If you are planning a trip to Nepal, be sure to add Sundarijal to your itinerary. With its stunning natural scenery, rich cultural heritage, and endless opportunities for adventure, this dreamy spot is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. So come and discover the magic of Sundarijal today!