Botanical Garden Day Tour |1 DAY

Trip Overview

The National Botanical Garden (NBG) was established on October 28, 1962 (Kartik 12, 2019) and inaugurated by King Mahendra. The NBG, formerly known as the Royal Botanical Garden, belongs to the Department of Plant Resources (DPR), Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE), Government of Nepal (GoN). The landscape of this exquisite botanical garden was designed by two British architects, Geoffrey Herklots and Tony Schilling. It is well-known as a center of plant conservation, education, research, display and recreation. It covers an area of 82 hectares with varying topography, 40 hectares of which have been transformed into various thematic gardens (= subgardens). It is surrounded by a natural evergreen forest with Schima-Castanospsis-Alnus as the dominant tree species. It is located at the base of Mt. Phulchowki (2765 m), the highest peak of the Kathmandu valley, and lies about 10 km southeast of Satdobato, Lalitpur District. A natural stream, Godawari, runs through the middle of the garden, adding to its beauty.readmore…

Tour Summary: Botanical Garden Day Tour.

Type of Tour: Short hour drives with leisure moderate walks.

Locations of interest: Godawari village and botanical garden.

Average Tour: Highest 6 hrs duration.

Tour Duration: From morning 9:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. a day tour.

Seasons: Almost, all months of the year.

Culture / Religion: Normally, all religions can visit.

Botanical Garden Day Tour is a fascinating tour for a few hours where travelers can spend a day around a serene peaceful place in the harmony of the cool state of natural backdrop of green forest and hills. 

Particularly, the Botanical Garden Day Tour located in Godawari is a popular and also the center for different kinds of exotic Himalayan plants and herbs. The research centre is situated near to its attractive botanical garden which houses a number of diversified plants and trees with flowering bushes. 

Correspondingly, the Botanical Garden Day Tour will be a tranquil moment away from the hustle and bustle city life of metropolitan Kathmandu. Most importantly, a great escape for a single day within an appealing surrounding and nice farm villages. 

Information About  Botanical Garden Day Tour

At a given time after breakfast our tour guide will pick you for a short thrilling drive to reach the picturesque and tranquil area of Godawari, since the ride directs south of Kathmandu city to arrive at Patan / Lalitpur city and the district. 

Further, from the hub of Lalitpur city leading on the way to the south-east direction near the valley rim of Kathmandu then arrive at nice Godawari village. 

In spite of an attractive spot and popular for its botanical garden houses, diverse plants, birds, and trees are found. Thus, one of the favorite picnic spots for city folks of Kathmandu and Lalitpur city. In Godawari a lot of good restaurants, lodges, and resorts are accessible for fascinated people who wish to stay for longer or a few days. On arriving at Godawari, the tour takes you into a beautiful botanical garden. 

Here, a little fee is charged for entering the Godawari Park’s and then experiencing its atmosphere within a serene surrounding with a diverse greenhouse which stores rare herbs and flowering plants. The travelers can also experience local village traditional farm life with colorful cultures. Finally, after enjoying an excellent peaceful time we will return back to the hotel with a wonderful drive.

Detail Itinerary

  1. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM: Arrival and Welcome
    • Arrive at the botanical garden and take some time to explore the entrance area.
    • Welcome and introductory briefing by the garden staff or guide.
  2. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Guided Garden Tour
    • Embark on a guided tour to explore the main sections of the garden.
    • Highlights could include themed gardens, rare plant collections, and notable landmarks.
    • Allow time for questions and interaction with the guide.
  3. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Refreshment Break
    • Take a break at a designated area for refreshments.
    • Provide snacks and beverages, and encourage participants to enjoy the surroundings.


  1. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Interactive Workshops or Demonstrations
    • Organize workshops or demonstrations related to gardening, plant care, or botanical art.
    • Include hands-on activities or demonstrations to engage participants.
  2. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Picnic Lunch
    • Encourage participants to bring their own packed lunches or provide pre-arranged picnic baskets.
    • Choose a scenic spot within the garden for a relaxing lunch break.


  1. 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Self-Guided Exploration
    • Allow participants to explore specific areas of interest at their own pace.
    • Provide maps and information about key attractions within the garden.
    • Consider having staff stationed at various points to assist and answer questions.
  2. 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Specialized Garden Section Visit
    • Arrange a visit to a specialized section such as a greenhouse, butterfly garden, or medicinal plant garden.
    • Include a brief talk or demonstration by a specialist in that area.

Late Afternoon:

  1. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Photography Session
    • Invite a local photographer or provide photography tips for capturing the beauty of the garden.
    • Encourage participants to document their favorite spots.
  2. 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Closing and Gift Shop Visit
    • Gather participants for a closing session, expressing gratitude for their visit.
    • Optionally, guide them to the gift shop for souvenirs or plants to take home.

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Price from 100 USD
  • Trip Duration: 1 DAY
  • Trip Grading: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 1300m / 4264ft
  • Best Time: Sep/Oct/Nov -March-April-May-June
  • Group Size: 1-60
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