Located in Central Nepal, its natural beauty, legacy of the Sen dynasty, ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity, and multi-faith pilgrimage spots make it a place worth visiting. This district occupies the Mahabharat mountain range to the north and the Chure foothills and the flat plains to the south. From an altitude of 166m at Hattidhunga, the district ascends to 2.584m at Simbhanjyang Pass! It is dominated by the Tamangs and is home to 80 ethnic communities, including minorities. Rich in herbs, plants, rhododendrons and orchids, the district has an amazing geography and ethnic composition. Makawanpur district is famous for its many festivals and fairs.
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Chitwan is one of the few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the ‘Terai’ region, which formerly extended over the foothills of Nepal. The Chitwan National Park is enlisted in the Natural World Heritage List. It is rich in flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros inhabits the park, which is also one of the last refuges for the endangered Royal Bengal tigers. Meghauli is one of the richest villages in Chitwan in terms of wildlife, different cultures and sports and it is located in the adjacent of Chitwan National Park. National crocodile breeding pond and Meghauli herbal farming in the buffer zone are the main attractions. It is the best area of bird watching, site seeing and varieties of wildlife. Besides this, another factor adding a distinct touch to the Chitwan experience is the colorful Tharu and the Chepang culture.
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High mountains like Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and Himchuli dominate the Northern frontier of the district. The landscape is one of steep slopes and deep valleys flanked by long ridges. Galegaun is an exotic village with unparalleled scenic grandeur and a home to the world famous Gurkha Soldiers – the Gurungs. Nearby Ghanapokhara is another beautiful Gurung village, which has embraced the concept of ecotourism. Both are model villages for experiencing the typical culture and lifestyle of the Gurung people.
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Tanahun has holy places like Devghatdham, Chhabdi and Dhorbarahi. Bandipur (Tanahun)It is the birthplace of Maharshi Vyas Parashar and Nepali great poet Bhanubhakta Acharya.The fertile land of Tanahun is irrigated by the Krishna Gandaki, Marsyangdi, Madi-Seti and Trishuli Rivers. Tanahun is a great place to visit, where more than 25 different ethnic groups of people living together in harmony with their culture and traditions. 80% of the people in Tanahun reside in rural areas. More information on Tanahun
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Gorkha evokes the name of the legendary warriors who are famous all over the world for their bravery and valour. When Nepal was divided into small states, King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the king of Gorkha that time, conquered and united the small fiefdoms into one country, Nepal. The king had brought in Newar craftsman from Kathmandu and they were responsible for most of Gorkha’s ancient buildings, which are clearly Newari in style. This picturesque hill-town adorned with rich ancient history of its own has always remained as the center of attraction for many Nepalese as well as foreign visitors.
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Nawalparasi is a district in the western region and has many religious sites. The temple of Daunne Devi was established in 1880 B.S. and many people visit the place during the Chaite Dashain festival in March. NawalparasiIt is a popular picnic spot and it provides a scenic view of the Terai down south. Another religious site is ‘Triveni Dham’ – ‘the confluence of three rivers meet’. Though, Nawalparasi has more to offer than historical and religious sites. If you want off the beaten path jungle safaris you can set course for Nawalparasi in the western part of Chitwan National Park.
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Dhading 1The mountain range “Ganesh” dominates the view of Dhading with some of the peaks being over 7.000m. The Trishuli River crosses Dhading and the district counts 25 small rivers and over 1743 smaller rivers, springs and seasonal streams. It is therefore that Dhading is famous for rafting adventure. ”Chepangs”, who still lead a nomad’s life, are the indigenous people of the district. In Chepang language “Dha” is God and “Ding” is fire flame.
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