Kathmandu: Foreign dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the upcoming SAARC summit will be hosted at the scenic Himalayan retreat town of Dhulikhel near the Nepalese capital.
Heads of state and government of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) will visit the hill resort from where a number of famous mountain peaks can be seen, on the final day of the summit.
Dhulikhel, 60 kms east of Kathmandu, is famous for its panoramic views of spectacular snow-capped mountains.
Local authorities in Kavrepalanchok district are carrying out last-minute preparations for the retreat that the government is organising for the SAARC dignitaries, according to foreign ministry sources.
A meeting among security officials and staff of local bodies today reviewed the level of preparation and security for the retreat.
Two helipads have also been constructed in the area at the cost of Rs 2.4 million.
Nepal will host the 18th SAARC summit in Kathmandu on November 26-27.
Prime Minister Modi is scheduled visit Janakpur, the birth place of Sita, situated in southern Nepal.
Modi is also expected to address the public in Janakpur and Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha during the visit.
He will reach Jaleshwor, a town near Nepal-India border via land route and fly to Janakpur as per the tentative schedule of the visit, Foreign Ministry sources said. The detailed itinerary of Modi's visit will be finalised soon.