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Karnali Bridge

The junction which connects beautiful farwest with remaining Nepal. This river(Karnali) is the Longest River of Nepal.

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Khaptad Patan

Sangrila in earth, beautiful place in Bajura, Bajhang, Achham and Doti districts of Beautiful farwest of Nepal.

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Mahakali suspension bridge(Dodhara-Chadani Jholunge Pul)

Bridge over Mahakali river, which connects 2 VDCs of Nepal (Dodhara and Chadani VDC) across Mahakali with whole Nepal, Length is 1496.5m.

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Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve of Nepal

Best known and most accessible Wildlife Reserve having large Swamp Deer Herds of Asia, and is invariable associated with the Royal Bengal Tiger and the great One-horned Rhinoceros both endangered species.


Tharu Culture

Performing their own cultural dance.Tharus are the indigenous ethnic group who live in the Terai with a concentrated population in the middle and west of the country.

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Bajhang Airport(BJH)

Domestic Airport in Dewal Bajhang, farwestern Nepal.

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Bhua naach

One of the cultural dance of Far West, Nepal. Which is started after victory of war in Western part of Nepal during unification of country. Which is mainly performed in Bajura,Bajhang & Achham.

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Hope I catch enough fish for my family

Old Tharu man fishing in a old canal.

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A Porter in his way.

Life is hard but they enjoy it on their way. A local porter from Far western region, Nepal.

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Crazy for Cricket.

Boys playing cricket near Himalayas in Darchula.Winner will get yarshagumba from loser.

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Never forget own Culture.

Rana Tharu women in their traditional attire singing hori song. Most of Rana Tharus are lives in southern part of Kanchanpur District.

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West Seti River.

Nowadays West Seti River is famous because of West Seti Hydroelectric Project(750 MW).

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School is the Temple of Education.

One of the oldest School of Nepal, Shree Satyavadi Higher Secondary School, Bajhang.

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Ugratara temple

Goddess Ugratara is the deity to whom the temple of Ugratara is dedicated.

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  • Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Treasure of Tharu Culture: Maghi Homestay (Photo feature)


    Maghi village is located in Ghodaghodi municipality-4, Kailali district, just close to the Ghodaghodi lake side.

    We can enjoy there with Tharu Culture, cultural dance (sakhiya nach and laathi nach) and local dishes. 
    It takes 1 hr from Dhangadhi and 3 hr from Nepalgunj to reach there. 
    There are 14 houses and 28 bed for homestay. You have to pay rs 150 per night per room and rs 180 for food. 
    [Source/Cr: Bharatbandhu Thapa, Onlinekhabar.com] 

    Monday, March 6, 2017

    Night view of Karnali bridge


    Stars and the Karnali bridge (b.1994), far west Nepal, night view. It's a 500m long single tower cable bridge in Karnali River, Chisapani. (Photo: Kashish Das Shrestha)

    Karnali Bridge in Night

    Friday, February 17, 2017

    Snowy Khaptad: A beauty in remote Nepal [Photo feature]


    Khaptad is a picturesque land in Far West Nepal, is veiled by snow this winter.
    This could be a perfect destination for holidaymakers as the pasture land is now covered with sublime white snow giving travelers a pleasant feeling.
    The snowy beauty will last till mid-March.

    It usually takes 3 days from Kathmandu to reach this remote nature filled destination that is perched at an elevation of 3,100 meters.
    However, the travelling to this region that stretches over four districts Bajhang, Bajura, Achham and Doti is not that easy.

    One has to travel through Kathmandu Dhangadhi Dadeldhura Baitadi and Bajhang.
     Alternative route could be Kathmandu Dhangadhi Dadeldhura Doti and Khaptad.

    Khaptad is the virgin land for tourism in far western region of Nepal. Let's go to khaptad and enjoy with nature. 

    (Photo Cr: Kishore Khadka and Kumar Chaulagai/ Kantipur)

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    Raute : Nomads of western Nepal (Photo feature)


    Raute People
    Raute are the nomadic Tibeto-Burman ethnic group officially recognized by the Government of Nepal. They are known for subsistence hunting of langur and macaque monkeys. They eat monkey meat.

    They gather wild forest tubers, fruits, and greens on a regular basis. To obtain grain, iron, cloth, and jewelry, they carve wooden bowls and boxes to trade for goods from local farmers. They do not sell other forest products, bushmeat, or forest medicinal plants. 

    Their population is estimated at about 650 persons living in small settlements in the Karnali and Makahali (Kali) watershed regions of western Nepal. Most have been forcibly settled by the government of Nepal but there are about 150 nomadic Raute. 
    Head of the community is known as 'Mukhiya'. Mukhiya has all power related to community. 
    They change there placement or they leave there place after death of any member of group. 
    Raute language
    The Raute language is classified as Tibeto-Burman. It is called "Raute" in most studies and sometimes "Khamci," meaning "our talk" in a few other studies. It is closely related to the language spoken by two related ethnic groups, the Ban Raji ("Little Rulers of the Forest") and Raji ("Little Rulers") of the same region (Fortier and Rastogi 2004). The closest well-documented language to Raute known at the present time is Chepang, spoken by an ethnic group of west-central Nepal who also have been hunter-gatherers until the current generation.
    Rautes emphasize that they wish to remain full-time foragers and not assimilate into the surrounding farming population.
    (Photos: Prakash Adhikari/ Kantipur)

    Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Wow ! Khaptad (Photo feature)


    Khaptad is located in far west region of Nepal. We need 3 days to reach Khaptad from Kathmandu. Kathmandu to Dhangadhi (By bus or flight) - Dhangadhi - Dadeldhura - Baitadi - Lamatola village of Bajhang district by bus. In Lamatola village, there is 'homestay'. After that it takes almost 8 hours to reach khaptad on foot via Darugau and Lokhada village. 

    Khaptad is located as a meeting point of Doti, Achham, Bajhang and Bajura district. Natural scenery, Khapar lake, Shahastraling temple, Nagdhunga, ghoda daun paatan and the place of Khatpad baba are the main attraction of Khaptad.  

    (Cr: Angad Dhakal/ Ekantipur online)

    Panoramic view of Khaptad in Mid winter


    Khapar daha, Khaptad
    Panoramic view of Khaptad in mid winter
    This is the view of Khaptad lake, located in Khaptad National Park, Doti. This Panoramic view is snapped in first week of january by Gorakh Bista and published in Nepal magazine.

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    ८३ झ्याल र ५३ ढोका भएको राणाकालीन गर्भा दरबार जीर्ण


    कैलालीको खैराला गाविसमा रहेको गर्भा दरबार संरक्षण अभावमा जीर्ण बनेको छ । विक्रम संवत १९८४ सालमा खड्क शम्सेर जबराले निर्माण गरेको ऐतिहासिक संरचना संरक्षणको अभावमा खण्डहरमा परिणत हुँदै गएको हो ।
    राणाकालिन दरबार जीर्ण हुँदै गइरहेको भए पनि त्यसको संरक्षणमा सरोकारवाला निकायले ध्यान दिन सकेका छैनन् । दरबारमा पछि लगाइएको टिनको छाना हावाले उडाइसकेको छ भने पानी चुहिएर पर्खाल भत्किसकेको छ । 
    दरबार संरक्षण गर्न सके पर्यटकीय क्षेत्रको रुपमा विकास गर्न सकिने संभावनासमेत रहेको छ तर संरक्षण र पर्यटकीय रुपमा विकास गर्न पहल भएको देखिँदैन । स्थानीय बासिन्दाले ऐतिहासिक दरबारको संरक्षणमा ध्यान दिन सरोकारवाला निकायसँग आग्रह गरेका छन् ।
    खैराला-३, का दुर्गाप्रसाद ढुंगानाले दरबार दिन प्रतिदिन भत्किने क्रममा रहेको बताए । उनले कतिपय भाग भत्किएको उल्लेख गर्दै संरक्षणका लागि पहल नभएको गुनासो गरे । सरोकारवाला निकायको बेवास्ताका कारण ऐतिहासिक महत्व र पर्यकीय संभावना बोकेको क्षेत्र खण्डहरमा परिणत हुँदै गएको उनको भनाई छ ।
    केही वर्षअघिसम्म गर्भा दरबाटबाट गाविस कार्यालय सञ्चालन गरिँदै आएको थियो । दरबारको केही भाग गाविस कार्यालयका लागि प्रयोग भएपछि भवनको संरक्षणमा केही टेवा पुगेको थियो तर पछि राजनीतिक खिचातानीका कारण गाविस कार्यालय वडा नम्बर १ स्थित जगातीमा सारियो ।
    भवन प्रयोगविहीन बनेपछि भत्किँदै गएको स्थानीयको भनाई छ । कलाकृति जडित भित्ताहरु २०५५ सालदेखि भत्किन सुरू भएको स्थानीय प्रकाश गुरुङले बताए ।
    राणा शासनकालमा निकै चहल-पहल रहने गरेको गर्भा दरबारमा त्यो चहलपहल २०३२ सालसम्म मात्रै रह्यो । खड्क सम्शेरका छोरा बहादुर शम्सेरपछि गर्भा दरवार बहादुर शम्सेरका साहिँला छोरा तेजप्रकाश सम्शेर जबराको भागमा परेको स्थानीय जानकार बताउँछन् । राणाशासनको अन्त्यपछि पनि शाशकहरु बसेका उक्त दरबारमा २०३३ सालपछि भने कोही पनि बास नबसेको बताइन्छ ।
    खैराला हावापानी, मौसम र भौगोलिक रुपमा अत्यन्त उपयुक्त भएकाले राणा शासकहरूले गर्भालाई रोजेको हुनसक्ने बुझाई स्थानीय बासिन्दाको छ । मास पिसेर त्यसबाट चुनाई गरिएको गर्भा दरबारमा ८३ झ्याल, ५३ ढोका छन् ।
    १० रोपनी क्षेत्रफलमा फैलिएको यो दरबार तीन खण्ड र तीन तले छ । सुरक्षाका दृष्टिकोणले दरबारभित्र भुईतले सुरुङ समेत बनाइएको छ । जो अहिले पुरिँदै गएको छ । राणा शासकहरू खैरालाको दरबारबाट डोटी बर्छेनको च्यूरी, मान्नाकापडीको भट्टेबाटा, गड्सेराको उदैनी, तेलेको जल्फु काफलीमा बास बस्दै डोटीको सिलगढी पुग्ने गरेको इतिहास खैरालाका बुढापाका सुनाउँछन् ।
    करिब ९ दशक पुरानो राणाकालिन दरबार संरक्षण गर्न सके पर्यटकीय क्षेत्रको रुपमा समेत विकास गर्न सकिने संभावना छ । तर, देशमा पटकपटक शासन व्यवस्था फेरिए पनि ऐतिहासिक महत्व बोकेको दरबारको मर्मत सम्भारमा सरकारी निकाय र राजनीतिक दलको ध्यान पुग्न नसकेको स्थानीय शिक्षक नारायणदत्त रजवारले बताए ।
    कैलाली सदरमुकाम धनगढीबाट ४५ किलोमिटर उत्तर चुरे क्षेत्रमा पर्ने राणाकालिन दरबारको प्रवर्द्धनमा सरकारले ध्यान दिए पर्यटकीय क्षेत्रको रुपमा विकास गर्न सकिने र यसबाट स्थानीयको जीवनस्तरमा सुधार गर्न सकिने उनको धारणा छ ।
    (Onlinekhabar.com बाट साभार)