Hidden gems of Nepal; the surprising destinations

Nepal is heaven for those who want to explore an authentic culture, experience true adventure, or simply want to admire the charisma of nature. In short, it is a destination set for almost all kinds of travelers.

However, even among them, there are some green panthers who just don’t want to walk down the same path and explore the already-explored destinations. And, guess what, we have some surprising destinations on our land for that kind of explorer too.

You don’t believe us? It’s alright. Here, we have listed some of the most underrated touristic destinations – hidden gems of Nepal. We doubt if you have ever thought about giving a try to these unheard and just unexplored destinations.


First off, Bandipur is a significant destination in Nepal. Additionally, there is an intriguing and profound Sidha gufa (cave) concealed in this cute little town. Sidha gufa is approximately 437 meters and 50 meters high. The gufa is reputed to be one of Nepal’s biggest caves, where a great number of bats roost.

Gufa offers visitors a thrilling and adventurous experience. Minerals like stalagmites and stalactites eroded the cave’s magnificent interior. These minerals give the cave’s interior the appearance of a cathedral.

Bandipur, a charming small town perched atop a hill and thriving in Newar culture, also provides magnificent panoramic views of the Nepal Himalayas.


Mithila’s Janakpur Dham keeps the memory of ages-old tales alive. It is believed to be the home to Sita; the consort of Lord Ram. Given that it is where the goddess Sita was born, thus, Hindus consider Janakpur Dham to be a sacred location.

Even without considering its religious significance, the location is stunning. Viewers are treated to a treat by the vibrant and distinctive artwork that is scented in the nooks of the grand palace. Similarly, Janakpur, which has a culture to consider that is very distinct from Nepal’s typical urban centers, is a bustling city with its own unique challenges.

Because Janakpur provides a unique perspective on Nepal, a visit there is worthwhile.

Tansen, Palpa

Tansen, located in the western hills of Nepal between Butwal and Pokhara, is an unexpected location. This hill town is not only reasonably attractive, but it also produces the well-known Nepali Dhaka cloth, a woven fabric used to make men’s topis and many other traditional outfits.

Ranighat palace (Ranimahal), a completely out-of-the-way but rather fascinating late 19th-century palace on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, is a nearby attraction to Tansen. Built-in 1897 by General Khadga Shamsher Rana for his wife, the palace was abandoned when he and his family were forced to leave Nepal a few years later.

Even though it may be a slight exaggeration to say that the blue and white neoclassical building is Nepal’s Taj Mahal, it’s still a fascinating place to visit.


The Goraknath cave is located in the village of Gorkha, which is well-known for producing Gurkha warriors who play a significant role in both the British and Indian armed forces. The sage Gorakhnath Baba, who is credited with foretelling King Prithivi Narayan Shah’s plan to unite Nepal, is thought to be the source of the name Gorkha.
Many Hindus also consider the location to be important from a cultural perspective. Therefore, from a religious standpoint, a large number of pilgrims travel here to pay their respects from all over the world.

The reason is that cave is only 10 meters below the royal palace and is located in the center of the Gurka village. People even ponder whether the Gurka fighters’ incredible spirit and fortitude are gained from showing respect in this cave. It is actually among the best-kept secrets in Nepal.

Tsum valley

Tsum valley is one of the best-hidden trekking destinations in Nepal. This is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in the northern Gorkha of Nepal. This valley undoubtedly is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion that is thriving with a number of communities of monks and nuns.

It is also taken as one of Buddhism’s sacred and hidden land where spiritual progress is facilitated. The Tsum valley is one of the world’s remotest Himalayan valleys as well. Well, if you go there by trekking, you’ll find a completely different place, then you’ll find elsewhere in Nepal.