Panauti Village is quaint and interesting destination of Nepal. It feels as if has been left exactly the way the founders had built the town. A nostalgic atmosphere covers the narrow town streets and ancient structures. It is known as a Newari town that is located near Roshi khola & Punyamata Khola. Panauti can be easily reach from Kathmandu, which is at a distance of 32 km south-east. It is built at the confluence of two rivers in a small valley surrounded by examples of early temple architecture. You will be able to observe typical Nepali culture and way of life, beautiful scenery, and fantastic ancient temples.
As many villages and town of Newars, Panauti is also steeped in culture and tradition. Visitors will often find colorful stones, petals and other items that are laid out on the pavement to welcome everyone with great hospitality. consists of a variety of Buddhist and Hindu religious monuments, and is considered to be one of the areas most important medieval sites.
The presence of this at Panauti has added and remarkably enhanced its religious sanctity and popularity as well. On account of this, every festive occasion, a great number of devotees from all across the country pour here for a holy ablution and to pay haomage to the nearby Indreshwor Mahadev Temple and other holy sites located here. The site is also regarded as Prayagtirtha of Nepal. It is considered as the most artistic town in Nepal after Kathmandu Valley.
As every culture has its unique ceremonies and celebration, Panauti holds a number of festivals reflecting the ancient tradition and ancient mythology. One of the most important is the three-day-long Panauti Jatra. Panauti Jatra is known as the chariot festival which takes place every year in Panauti, at the end of the monsoon. Before or after your trekking in Nepal schedules you can joined this short and sweet tour.