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Nagarkot is in Nepal.
It is best to travel by private-hire cars and taxis to Nagarkot. Tourist shuttle buses also operate. From the international airport, it should take about 40 mins and from the city center, about an hour. A scenic drive via the ancient city of Bhaktapur and tiny villages along meandering mountain roads is a journey by itself, before arriving at Nagarkot.
By foot. Everything is within walking distance in Nagarkot and there are some lovely hikes around.
Nagarkot, often called a hill station, used to be the summer retreat for the royals. It offers a magnificent panaromic view of the Himalayas on a clear day. There are a few monasteries and temples around and village walks are recommended too. The first boutique resort built in traditional architecture, The Fort, offers an uncontested view with excellent accommodation and dining facilities. The resort not only has its own organic garden, it boasts a wide variety of trees and flowering plants.
Nagarkot,an internationally renowned resort set on the edge of the kathmandu valley, close to the city of Devotees,Bhaktapur, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of the country.
At 2,175 metres above sealevel, Nagarkot is the second highest point on the valley rim. This hilltop resort is 32 km north east of Tribhuvwan International airport.It has grown into a popular resort to getaway far from the hustle-bustle of the city centre. Only an hours drive from the kathmandu downtown, you are soon far from the heat, dust, smoke and maddening crowd of kathmandu with nothing to distract you from the pleasures of fresh breeze of the rural countryside.
For those who wish to spend more than one night in Nagarkot, there is plenty more activities to keep you occupied. For those wishing to stretch their legs and enjoy the fresh mountain breeze, there are several pleasant strolls around the rural countryside of Nagarkot. Here, you can savour the beauty of majestic mountains under comfort and quiet. Or if you wish you can do pony-riding, a visit to tamang village, bird-watching, meditation and yoga, hiking or simply stretch out in a terrace with a vodka cocktail and listen to the noise of rattling winds, you will definately caught up the holiday mood. Nagarkot is surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees which gives you an idyllic escape- with only the wind and the sound of rustling leaves to disturb you.