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National Botanical Gardens

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Address: Godivari, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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Plants but also butterfly haven

I have come here a few times, mainly for birdwatching. However the botanical gardens are a good place if you want to see butterflies too. Surrounded by the lovely forests in this... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Maybe it's the wrong time of year, but I was somewhat underwhelmed by this place. Not much was in bloom and it was full of young couples posing for romantic photos or giggling groups with selfie-sticks. It's pleasant enough with some lovely old trees and a fairly clean stream flowing through ... but I was expecting more. Also, those not... More 

Thank Dave B
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Visit to godawari botanical garden was awesome n full f memories... i went with my sisters n had lots f fun.... it was too cool there compared to kathmandu... fresh air, cold watery streams.. just loved it ... we did not hav much interest in exploring flowers n plants .. we were just lost in nature n its beauty... i... More 

Thank srijana p
Nairobi, Kenya
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181 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The most colorful part of the tour of this place, is the plastic bags in the streams. Sort that out and fix the pathways and they just might have a nice place.

Thank Miotoni
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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347 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I was not expecting to find such a big green forest close to Kathmandu. It was a 30-40 minutes drive from the city, 225 rupees entrance, and perfect escape from the dusty polluted city. We took a slow walk for about an hour and left some parts for the next visit. Great afternoon escape from town.

Thank Yjyj2
Kathmandu, Nepal
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

seasonal differences, for sure, but it's a quiet, sweet place… even if there's a school troop. and there are cicadas buzzing .. otherwise. quiet. :-)

Thank Scarf_Lady2016
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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109 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

With the help of a local guide we got to experience the bus ride from Kathmandu to the National botanical gardens. The bus stop for the garden is at the top of a hill. The 20 to 30-minute walk starts up hills then down hills. The altitude makes the walk a little more difficult for those of us who live... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

At this time of the year there was not many flowers. Lot of rubbish next to the way... Not worth the long way there.

Thank Cav004
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183 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I have come here a few times, mainly for birdwatching. However the botanical gardens are a good place if you want to see butterflies too. Surrounded by the lovely forests in this area, it is well worth including on a walk around the place.

Thank KathmanduMazza
Norwich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The National Botanical Gardens at Godawari, just outside Kathmandu were disappointing. The gardens were set up in 1962 clearly with high hopes and laudable objectives. The gardens are well out and the lawns tidely trimmed but the buildings are looking tired and rather forlorn, much the same as some of the plants inside. Our visit was in February, perhaps not... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is a highlight of Kathmandu - especially to escape the dust and smog. The people of Godavari are incredibly friendly and will happily give you a tour without hesitation. Nice places to get coffee at the top of the hill and a really cool Buddhist monestary that will gladly take visitors in for a look.

Thank KenzelWsh

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