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Sawarikot Dang

In midwestern Nepal, Dang is a district of Lumbini Province in the Inner Terai. There are Shivalik Hills and Mahabharata Ranges surrounding the Deukhuri valley, the capital of the district.

Ghorahi, the district headquarters, is Nepal’s seventh largest city and largest sub-metropolitan city. As the second largest city in Dang, Tulsipur sub-metropolitan city is a major transportation hub with an extensive road and air network. With a population of 548,141, the district covers an area of 2,955 km2.

Pyuthan, Rolpa, Salyan are the bordering districts to the north, Utterpradesh of India is to the south, Argakhachi, Kapilvastu are to the east, and Surkhet and Banke are to the west. Located between 213 m and 2058 m above sea level, this district contains a variety of geographical features.

There are a total of 90 km of east-west length and 72 km of north-south width. There are two sub-metropolitan cities, However it has only one urban municipality and seven rural municipalities.

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Map of Dang District

Map of Dang
Map of Dang

Major Attraction

Pandabeshwar Mahadev Mandir

Located just 9 km from Ghorahi (Tulsipur chowk), Pandabeshwar Mahadev temple is one of the most renowned historically religious sites in this region. 

Pandabeshwar - Trishul, Dang
Pandabeshwar – Trishul, Dang

After the installation of the largest Trishul of the world on December 14, 2014, the number of tourists to the temple has increased dramatically. It weighs an estimated 8,113 kilos. The Trishul is made up of metals like brass, copper, gold, and silver, which are all made out of metals.

There are so many pilgrimage houses built within the temple premises for devotees that they can stay in. In the course of the Sivaratri festival, the temple hosts a five-day fair.

Many believe Pandav’s brother chanted Lord Shiva’s trants here in ancient times. It has also been rumored that the Sas tree remains intact after it has been cut down, even after the woodcutter leaves to collect wood another time. Branches of that tree can still be seen heading towards the roof of the temple through its windows.

Jakhera Taal (Lake)

According to the local language, ‘THARU’, Jakhera means ‘the place where rainwater collects’. Located in Lamahi Municipality-5 of Dang, the lake occupies 5.5 bighas of land and is surrounded by two temples, one dedicated to Lord Ganesh and one dedicated to Siddeswor Mahadev. From Ghorahi, it is 35 kilometers via the highway, which takes one hour.


In recent years, the amazing scenic beauty of the lake has attracted many tourists. In addition to its natural beauty, the lake has been enhanced by green forest along its north-west border. The major attractions include water riding, picnics, jungle safaris, trekking, and bird watching. It costs an Individual Rs. 70 to use boat to cross the river for worshiping in Temple 

Purandhara Jharana (WaterFall)

The Purandhara waterfall is located in the jungle of Purandhara Village-8 by the Babai River. The fall is formed after striking a stream of Kalapani Khola from 45 meters high. From Tulsipur, we can reach there in an hour by riding 29 km westward. The sound of waterfalls combined with dense forests and the chirping of birds makes this place even more enticing.

Purandhara Jharana
Purandhara Jharana

During the monsoon season, Puranhara Jharana looks more stunning. Tourists usually come during this season to play and take a dip in the water.

Barhakune Daha (Baraha Chhetra)

Three kilometers north of Ghorahi is Barhakune Daha, which means ‘twelve edged ponds.’. It has cultural and aesthetically significant features as well as a breeding ground for endangered bird species.

Barhakune Daha
Barhakune Daha

There are hills and annals surrounding the lake, which provides the source of water for Jungle Safari. There are five temples within the area of five hectares, dedicated to Lord Bishnu.

Priests are selected from the Magar community. In order to offer a lamp to Baraha, a costume is worn. The practice of taking a bath in a lake and worshiping Lord Baraha is believed to emancipate one from sin. The last day of Paush and the first day of Magh (Maaghi) are both marked with large fairs. A large number of Nepalese pilgrims as well as Indian pilgrims arrive at Dang during this time.

Tharu Cultural Museum

The Tharu cultural museum at Dangisaran-3 Chakhaura Dang is an excellent place to learn about Tharu culture and lifestyle. Located approximately 9 km from Tulsipur, it’s located on the western side of the city. Throughout the Tharu cultural museum, the lifestyle and identity of the Tharu community can be observed. 

Tharu Cultural Museum
Tharu Cultural Museum

Tharu community experiences are reflected in the surroundings of that museum. There are a number of unique features in the museum, including Tharu traditional dress, cultural display, Rana Tharu’s photos, documentation, painting on the walls, old equipment, jewelry, and local food. The entrance gate is decorated with a statue of King Dangisaran, who ruled Dang in the past.

Ambikeshwori Temple

This temple is commonly known as the ‘Maiko Than’, or mother’s place, located one and a half kilometers north of Ghorahi on the Katuwa Khola bank. According to the Swasthani Puran, “Saktipeetha” was formed after Satidevi’s right ear fell off. It is one of the most popular places for devotees.

People taking Poze for Photo infront of Ambikeshwori Temple
People taking Poze for Photo infront of Ambikeshwori Temple

Ganeshpur Park

Ganeshpur Park is also known as Rapti peace park. It is located in the town of Ganeshpur, 45 kilometers away from Ghorahi and just three kilometers from Tulsipur Chowk.

The structure was built while preserving natural resources in the vicinity of a jungle area. A swimming pool and children’s park have been constructed on 1 bigha of land recently, increasing local tourism by a remarkable amount.

Charinge Daha

Charinge Daha is located in Rampur Municipality – 7 in the eastern part of Dang. This place can be reached via BP way by riding 9 km from Ghorahi. The lake occupies 2 hectares of land in the middle of the jungle, and the water is used mainly for irrigation and fish farming.

Charinge Daha
Charinge Daha

Due to the fact that the Sarayu River originates in the lake, it was historically famous for its origin. As Rama visited the place, Lord Sita and Shree Rama met here. It is believed that Lord Sita had committed penance here during Treta Yuga to obtain Shree Rama as her husband. Located at an altitude of 950 meters, Sita cave is also a popular picnic spot because of its magnificent glory and peaceful environment.

Gorakshya Ratna Nath Temple

Chaughera, Ghorahi is home to the Gorakshya Ratna Nath Temple. There are many holy places in Dang, but this is one of the most important. This temple is very popular with tourists, especially those from India, during the months of April and May. 

Bijauri, Chillikot

The village of Bijauri is situated in the district of Dang Deukhuri, 28 kilometers from Ghorahi. In Chillikot, five kilometers north of Tulsipur, there is a restaurant dedicated to the preservation of vultures. Just a few kilometers north of Vulture restaurant lies an ancient temple for Kalika and Malika Devi and an old palace. It is also home to Nepal Sanskrit University, one of the most prestigious universities in the country.


Sawarikot is the perfect place for trek freaks. It takes about four hours to trek there.


It offers a romantic view of the valley as a whole. In this place, paragliding has great potential as a successful trial has been conducted, but it has been suspended due to technical or national issues at the moment.

Best Time to visit Dang

Dang is one of the districts and has several major attractions. Dang can be considered the intermediate place of Hills and Terai (Plain) region. In Short, Weather Conditions of Dang are never harassed.

Dang can be considered a Hot Place as, Most of the Time, Temperature is above 25 Degree Celsius. Even after having an average temperature of 25 Degree Celsius, It never crosses 40 degree Celsius.

In a nutshell, Dang can be visited throughout the Year, and Dang is one of the beautiful districts with Hospitable Local People.

How to Reach Dang?

If you are planning to visit Dang, there are several modes of transportation available. If you have Two Wheelers, you can use it to travel as the Roadway from Kathmandu to Dang is very Good. I am taking Kathmandu as the Origin because of the fact that Kathmandu is the Capital City of Nepal.

Some of the best Possible way to travel to Dang District if you don’t have private vehicles are mentioned below:

  1. Public Bus

You can book a ticket on one of the Public Buses in Kathmandu to travel to Dang. It may take 10 Hours from Kathmandu to Dang and Vice Versa.

  1. By Air

Apart from that, you can also travel to Dang by Air. It would be expensive yet time saving travel methods. Tulsipur – Sub Metropolitan city of Nepal has the only Airport of Dang – Tarigaun Airport , and you can take the flight from the Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuvan International Airport) to Tarigaun Airport.

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