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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.

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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.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Maha Shiva Ratri

 


(The sacred Night of Lord Shiva)
Shiva Ratri, virtually meaning ‘‘the night dedicated to Shiva’’ falls on the fourteenth day of the waning moon in late February and early March. On this occasion, Hindu devotees crowd at all the Shiva shrines of the country. Flowers offered are marrgosa leaves. They take bath in holy rivers, perform penance and keep vigil throughout the right singing ancient hymns and praying Shiva with his 1008 names. The temple of Pashupatipati in Kathmandu is visited by millions of devotees from different parts of Nepal and pilgrims of India. They camp around the temple and all the lodges and guesthouse is filled with the pilgrims. The religious fervour intensifies as the might falls. Oil-fed lamps and electric bulbs illuminate the whole area. The sweet smell of incense rhythm of hymns and chaotic dinon the crowd all together give the impression of a different age, remove from ours. Behind all there is the strong belief that such rituals will secure oneself a place is Kailash for the devotees. In the afternoon an official programme is organized to celebrate the festival. The official function is held at Tudikhel where Nepalese Army organizes a show.
Source: Nepal Tourism Board

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Destination Ramaroshan

 

Welcome to the pristinity……
RamaRoshan region which lies in Accham district, the far western part of Nepal, is famous for its 12 wetlands and 18 flatlands. Locals believe that to explore all the 12 lakes and 18 flatlands one need at least 3 days. The whole areas altitude variation varies from 2050m to 3792m above sea level. 
There have been various stories regarding the name of RamaRoshan. Some believes that 'Rama' and 'Roshan' are the two flatlands within a distance of half an hour hence the name RamaRoshan has been derived. On the other story, Rama is a name of different deities and Roshan means the panoramic places and since the deities used to come to that region, the name RamaRoshan has remained.

RamaRoshan lies 42 kms away from the district headquarter of the Achham district, Mangalsain and is easily accessible by gravelled motorrable road. The area itself lies in the middle of 3 districts, Accham, Bajura and Kalikot. The area is a habitant of Nepal’s national bird Danphe, other various birds such as Munal, Kaalij, Dhukur etc. and different wild animals such as tiger, deer, wild boar, beer etc.

The major attraction of RamaRoshan is the flatland and the pond itself. There are huge flatlands adjoining the hills and lakes from where one can go on a hike to nearby districts. A perfect day start with a hike to the pond itself and exploring around the hills. Except for the birds and animals, the area is covered by different varieties of flora and some huge streams.





If you are planning to go to RamaRoshan then you can spare 7 days to visit. A typical itinerary would be: 
Day 01: Arrival in Dhangadi. Late Afternoon, nature walk at Mohana Birdwatching Area. Welcome dinner in the evening. (D)
Day 02:  Drive from Dhangadi to SanfeBagar, a settlement in the bank of river. (11 hrs drive). Dinner and overnight at the local lodge. (B, L, D) 
Day 03: After breakfast, visit the local attraction in Sanfe such as ancient fort, temples etc. after lunch drive to Mangalsen (3 hrs). Rest of the afternoon is free. (B, L, D)
Day 04: After breakfast, drive to RamaRoshan (5 hrs). Stay in a local home stay. Afternoon short hike to surrounding. Dinner and overnight at home stay. (B, L, D)
Day 05: Hike to RamaRoshan Lake (1 hour). Full day activities and exploration at the periphery with packed lunch. Return back for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D) 
Day 06: After breakfast, drive to Belkhet (8 hrs). Lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight at local lodge in Belkhet. (B, L, D)
Day 07: Drive from Belkhet to Surkhet (3 hrs). From Surkhet, drive to Nepalganj (3 hrs) or Dhangadi (5 hrs). (B, L) 

Come and feel the pristine nature and unaltered culture of RamaRoshan….  

Special thanks for Suresh Tamrakar and Chandu Dhungana for beautiful photos.We just kept this information to promote tourism in 'Beautiful farwest of Nepal'. This blog is not for any personal benefit. We are just promoting beauty of nature and hospitality of Nepalese, So you if you want to visit Ramaroshan or any other beautiful places of Far west region of Nepal, contact this address :   

Hasanpur-5, Dhangadi, Nepal
Tel: +977-91-521900
www.tdsnepal.org, www.farwest.com.np
info@tdsnepal.org 

To know about Achham district click : Achham District

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tharu People

 

Thatu are an ethanic group indigenous to the terai region of Nepal. Total population of Tharu is nearly about 439,267(National population and housing census 2011) in Far western Development Region of Nepal. 
There are several endogenous sub-groups of Tharu:
  • Rana tharu :-  are in Kailali and Kanchanpur District of Far western Development Region. Rana Tharu claim Rajput origin.
  • Sonha :-  in surkhet district
  • Kathoriya Tharu :- most in Kailali District
  • Dangaura Tharu :- in western Terai( Dang-DeukhuriBanke and Bardia districts)
  • Paschuhan (Western) Tharu :- in  Rupandehi and Nawalparasi
  • Rautar Tharu :- Rupandehi and Nawalparasi
  • Purbaha Tharu :- Rupandehi & Kapilvastu
  • Aarkutwa or Chitwania Tharu :- in central Terai( SindhuliChitwan and Nawalparasi) District
  • Kochila Tharu :- in eastern Terai (Saptari, BaraParsaRautahatSarlahiMahottari and Udayapur) Districts
  • Danuwar :-  in eastern Terai(UdayapurSaptari and Morang) districts
  • Lamputchwa Tharu :- in Morang District

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