Approximately 8km south-west of Kathmandu, lies a Historical small village known as Chovar. This place is famous for Chovar gorge, Manjushree cave, Temples and the spot to have a peaceful view of Kathmandu city.
According to the legend story, Kathmandu used to be a huge lake and chovar is the place where the Boddhisaatva Manjushree from Tibet cut off the gorge by his sword and drain the water away and made the Kathmandu valley habitable. The gorge which was cut off was named chovar gorge. The flow of water from the gorge can be seen clearly from the suspension bridge near Manjushree Park.
Another main attraction of Chovar is Manjushree Cave. It is said to be the second largest cave in Nepal with around 1250 meter. Visitors who wants to explore the cave are strictly prohibited to enter inside the cave without certified professional guides. Beside this, Adinath Lokeshwore Temple and Jal Binayak Temple are also the better place to have sightseeing in Chovar. It has also been a favorite spot for picnic and movie shooting.