TOP 10 TOURIST PLACES TO VISIT IN PROVINCE NO. 5 NEPAL

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Choice of vacation destinations in Nepal seem to be infinite, from scenic destinations to historically and culturally soaked sites, from cities bustling with chaos and confusion to destinations offering laid-back and relaxed stays. Amidst this huge list of destinations, there is always a dilemma of choosing a destination that is really worth a visit.   It’s so hard to write this post and narrow down my favorite places here but I get asked about the best places to visit in  PROVINCE NO. 5 NEPAL  from readers. I should put it in a blog post. There are epic tourist places in PROVINCE NO. 5 NEPAL  that are worth seeing but there are also some smaller towns that I’ve loved to go to and had amazing experiences at. 

1. LUMBINI, NEPAL - BIRTHPLACE OF BUDDHA

Visit Buddha's birthplace or international Buddhist monasteries; study Buddhism or meditate!

One of the world's most important spiritual sites is home to the historic birthplace of the Buddha. Today you can visit over 25 international Buddhist monasteries, study Buddhism, meditation and visit Buddha's birthplace itself within the sacred Mayadevi Gardens!Mayadevi Temple is one of the important sites in the Lumbini Garden with many historians and archaeologists referring to it as the place of birth of Lord Buddha. Inscriptions on the Ashoka Pillar also refers the spot as his birthplace. It is said that here the newly born Prince took his first seven steps and gave a peace message to humanity.This happened in the beautiful Sal grove, which is now the focal point of the Lumbini Garden. Mayadevi, the Queen of Shakya King Suddhodhana of Kapilvastu, while passing through the Lumbini Garden, on the day of  Baishakha Purnima (full moon day of May in 623 BC) took a bath in the Pushkarini (the Sacred Pond) and soon after she took support of a tree branch, and gave birth to the Prince Siddhartha, who became the Buddha. 

2 . BARDIYA NATIONAL PARK

Ride through the silent jungle catching wildlife by surprise in the largest national park of Nepal in Bardiya or take nature walk under the guidance of expert naturalists with years of experience.

Combine it with white-water rafting in the longest river of Nepal, Karnali, where you could even spot dolphins or gharial on a lucky day. And meet the charming Rana Tharu and Dangora people of southern Nepal to know more about their culture. A trip to Bardiya is certain to stay in your memory as one of the most enduring experiences in Nepal. These jungles in the south-western parts of Nepal are an hour’s flight away with an incredible variety of mammals, reptiles and birds. Bardiya National Park is also one of the most undisturbed protected areas in the Terai and is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and Nepal's famous one-horned rhinoceros. The park located in the far western district of Bardiya, is bordered by River Karnali in the west, the Churia range in the north, while the River Babai flows right through.

3. Ranighat Palace & TANSEN PALPA

Get charmed by one of the "off-the-beaten-track" destinations in Nepal, the ancient hill town of Tansen. Walk its cobbled bazaar to find a perfect Dhaka topi for yourself.  Traverse around Shreenagar Hills, do a day hike to the Rani Mahal on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River or go backpacking along the river trail to find enchanting new routes. Visit Ranighat Palace  Also known as the Taj Mahal of Nepal, Rani Mahal was built as the symbol of love for the beloved late wife of General Khadga Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana. The palace was built in the 19th century at the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, between Syangja and Palpa. Situated at the distance of 13 km from Tansen, the palace looks attractive sitting on a massive rock at a secluded and a quiet place.

4. Swargadwari

Sworgadwari (सवरगदवर) is a hilltop temple complex and pilgrimage site in Pyuthan District, Nepal commemorating the special role of cows in Hinduism. It is said to have been founded by Guru Maharaj Narayan Khatri (Swami Hamsananda) who spent most of his life in the vicinity herding and milking thousands of cows. According to traditional stories, some of his devotees followed him to see where he took the cows, but they never could find him. According to older people of the locality, he came from Rolpa to the present temple site and asked the owner of that land (landlord) to donate the land to him. He dug the land and obtained curd mixed rice and fire. He had explained that these things were those buried by pandavas in Dwapar yuga, when they worshipped in this place before departing to heaven. The landlord was astonished . He agreed to handover the land instantly. Thereafter the holy fire is burning continuously till then. Bivut (ash) of the firewoods burnt by the holy fire is believed to cure different physical disorders like headache, stomach ache etc.

5. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve lies in Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung Districts in the Dhaulagiri Himal range in West Nepal. Putha, Churen and Gurja Himal extend over the northern boundary of the reserve. Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve was established in 1983 and was gazetted in 1987. Management objectives of the reserve allow sports hunting and preserve a representative high altitude ecosystem in West Nepal. The reserve extends over an area of 1325 sq. km and is the only hunting reserve in the country to meet the sports hunting needs of Nepalese and foreign hunters of blue sheep and other game animals. The higher elevations remain snow-capped throughout the year. Altitudes vary from 3000 m. to more than 7000 m. The flat meadows above tree line (4000 m), locally known as Patan, is divided into six blocks for hunting management purposes.The reserve is surrounded by villages on all sides except the north. Local people depend on the reserve to meet their requirements for wood, fuelwood, fodder, and pasture. The refugee camp near the reserve headquarters has put more human pressure in the forest. Every year livestock grazing activities begin from February and last until October. More than 80,000 livestock enter the reserve.The reserve is characterized by alpine, sub-alpine and high temperate vegetation. Common plant species include fir, pine, birch, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, juniper and spruce. Pasturelands occupy more than 50% of the total area of the reserve at higher elevations.Besides national parks and wildlife reserves His Majesty’s Government of Nepal has also set aside a hunting reserve at Dhorpatan where controlled hunting of some species is allowed. Covering an area of 1,325 sq. km., the reserve is situated on the southern flanks of Mt. Dhaulangiri I (8,167 m.) in districts of Rukum, Baglung and Myagdi in western Nepal.

 

6. Ridi

Ridi is situated on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River where it joins the smaller Ridi River to form a confluence and changes its direction of flow from north-south to west-east. Ridi is also called Ruru Kshetra in Sanskrit. There are a number of temples in Ridi, the most prominent ones being those of Rishikesh and Mukundeshwar. This area also contains a number of caves, including Kanya Gufa which has been the abode of sadhus, or holy men. Among the many festivals and fairs (melas) held in Ridi, the Maghe Sankranti draws the maximum number of pilgrims who take a bath in the waters of the Kali Gandaki River

7 .Dang Valley

Dang Deukhuri District is located in Inner Terai in Province No. 5 in midwestern Nepal. The district, with Ghorahi as its headquarters, covers 2,955 km² and has a population (2011) of 548,141. Tulsipur, the second biggest city of Dang, is a transportation hub. There are numerous temples and gumbas in Dang Deukhuri district Like Ambikeshwari Temple, GhorahiRatnanath (Gorakhnath) Mandir, Chaughera

Barakune Daha, Ghorahi Sawarikot Chhilli kot, Chhilli Kot Gupha, Chameri GuphaMalika Temple, Mulkot CaveRam Janaki TempleSirasthan, Srigaun Temple, Sukaura Mound ,Bagar Baba mandir, RiharShiva Cave, Dhankhola Tuhi valley Suikot Temple Jakhera Tal Temple Purandhara water fall

 

8 . Jaljala -- The Hidden Treasure of Rolpa

Jaljala located in Thabang Village Development Committee (VDC) of the Rolpa district is one of the newly opened Trekking Areas in Nepal. Visit to Jaljala in the spring time transports you to a magical land with colourful carpet of wild blossoms, green meadows and Rhodendron forests. The presence of more than hundred of species of birds and wild life such as leopard, bear, Musk deer and wild boar is another attraction of Jaljala. One can have sweeping view of Mt. Sisne, Mt. Putha, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and other mountains. Mainly populated by Magar, one of the indigenous people of Nepal, it is a wonderful experience to have a close look at their way of life style and culture. Jaljala is also a pilgrim site where pilgrims from different regions of Nepal visit annually

 

9. JITGADI KILLA BUTWAL & Siddha Baba Temple

Siddha Baba Temple (Nepali: शर सदधबब मनदर) is a Hindu temple of Lord Shiva located near the city of Butwal, Dobhan-5, Palpa district of Nepal. The temple is visited by the people all over Nepal and mostly by the Hindus of Palpa [1] and Rupandehi and neighboring districts. It is believed that the wishes of the devotees who visit the temple comes true. There is a tradition to release a pigeon when a person's wish is fulfilled. This tradition has contributed to large number of pigeon population around the temple.Hindu people worship at the temple of Siddha Baba during the days of Saturday, Monday and various religious festivals directly and indirectly connected to god Shiva. During the festivals of Shivaratri, a large numbers of Hindus go to the temple for worship.

JITGADI KILLA  , The Fort, which acquired the name Jeetgadhi after the Nepali troops triumphing against the British in 1816 AD, is located at the western bank of the Tinau River in Butwal. The Jitgadhi Killa (Fort) in Butwal where the Nepali forces had beaten Britain's East Indian Company's army is being developed as a tourist spot with the biggest national Nepali flag and installation of Colonel Ujir Singh's life-size statue. The Fort currently has a bust-size statue of Colonel Singh facing the northern direction. The installation of the life-size copper's statue facing to the north is expected to further establish the significance of the Fort. Singh was the military commander at the Palpa-Butwal axis during the Anglo-Nepalese War of 1814-1816 and had led his force to victory.

 

10. Chappiya – Best Palace for fish Lover

Chappiya is becoming the best weekend gateway for the Fish lover in Province No. 5 Nepal

Located 25 Km from butwal and 16 km from Siddharthanagar bhirahawa, Gaining Popularity for Fishing and service Verities of the fish’s dishes , there are many local resort which service verities of fist Related food to their customer , along with fisting boating facility with lodging. 

 

 

 

 

 

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