Godavari Botanical Garden

The National Botanical Garden is located at Godavari 14Kms south east of Kathmandu in Lalitpur district. It is located at the base of Phulchowki hill, the highest hill surrounding the Kathmandu valley. The garden covers an area of 82 hectares varying topography and exposure of which 35 hectares has been developed into various Garden units. The garden houses around 550 species of flowering and non-flowering plants, both exotic and local, 66 different kinds of ferns, 115 orchids, 77 cacti and succulents and around 200 various kinds of trees and shrubs.

It is a bird watchers paradise, it houses around 290 species of birds and 250 species of butterflies. Various beautiful and unique birds can be spotted in the vicinity that includes black-backed fork tails, rufous-gorgeted, slaty-backed and rusty-tailed flycatchers, orange-breasted hodgson’s redstart and pygmy Asian barred owlets to name some.