Look no further....you've just found it! We'll admit here and now that as far as Nuwakot is concerned we're biased, but that bias is based upon the fact that Nuwakot is just such a beautiful, beautiful place and where we chose to restore a former Newari Mansion and convert it into the Famous Farm Country Inn!
Nuwakot is pretty much 'off the beaten track'. Mind you, it's a stunning journey of around 4 hours from Kathmandu mostly on the main road that ultimately heads up into the Langtang and then to Tibet . As you reach the top of a 2000m road pass the views of the Himalaya are staggering. Dropping down, down, down, just past the town of Trisuli Bazaar a single track (and recently metalled) road heads up, up, up through scented pine forests and ends at Nuwakot itself.
In 'down town' Nuwakot there's an old Royal Palace, as well as a fort, and an ornate Hindu temple next door to a former Rana building that looks somewhat colonial British in its architecture. That's because the Rana's were inspired by British architecture. All the same it's an interesting sight these two constructions next to each other.
The local school has a football field, if you fancy a kick about with the local kids. But, if the ball goes out of play it can be a very long way down (and then back up again) to get the ball back! There's also a tiny school here for deaf, mute children, who are always ecstatically happy to see visitors.
A bit of brief huffing and puffing gets you to a fine hill top viewpoint with a "this was worth it" panorama. Definitely worth it for either sunset or sunrise.