Nuwakot : There may not be time for anyone to go for a long walk. When you have time, you may be bored because you don’t have enough money to go on a trek. Both the problems can be solved by walking around the tourist sites around Kathmandu. You don’t have to go far for that. You can enjoy Nuwakot, a district connected to Kathmandu.
There are many tourist destinations in Nuwakot. Wherever the journey begins. If you are starting a journey from Kathmandu, Kakani will be on the way. Kakani, located at a distance of 20 km from Kathmandu, is famous as a suitable picnic spot. Not only that, Kakani also has a mountaineering training center. the natural beauty of Kakani, has written in memoir (019) titled, “What is Kakani to you?”
After staying for many days, we saw the natural beauty of this place. While we were there, Lansingh Vandel would try to paint the vastness of the Himalayas with his artwork, but I would focus on the vastness of nature and try to paint it with a pen. ‘ Kakani and Okharpauwa are small schools for agriculture students and farmers.
It is equally famous for producing strawberries, trout, fish, mushrooms and radishes. If only Kakani and Okharpauwa of Nuwakot can be reached to get information about eating trout and fish, then domestic tourism will be promoted. Once you reach Kakani, you can enjoy the waterfalls here.
Bidur Municipality is located at a distance of 70 kilometers from Kathmandu. It is the headquarters of Nuwakot. After reaching Bidur, one should not forget to go to Trishuli at a distance of 3 km. Trishuli is a favorite place for sailing. Even if you don’t sail, only the victims know the fun of reaching Trishuli and dipping their feet in cold water.
Everyone who reached the Trishuli River used to ask the then Prime Minister Jung Bahadur Rana about the bridge. When the then King Surendra Bikram Shah asked Prime Minister Rana to jump into the Trishuli River, the ruins of the bridge where he jumped with his horse can still be seen. From Bidur, you can go for a walk towards Devighat. Where Prithvinarayan Shah was cremated.
The locals show the stone of Shah’s funeral to those who come there for sightseeing. Nuwakot Durbar is another tourist destination here. At a distance of 4 km from Bidur, the palace was initially limited to seven floors after an earthquake in 1990 destroyed two floors. After the proclamation of the republic on June 3, 2006, Nuwakot Durbar was turned into a museum on April 3, 2006.
The museum was nationalized in 1965 BS. In an article titled ‘Nuwakot Durbar: Possibility of Destination’, journalist Shyam Rimal wrote, The Baghbhairav Garden in Khinchet, Nuwakot is considered historic. According to media person Rimal, when General Bhimsen Thapa visited Palpa in 1868 BS, he considered the straw-covered Khinchet grassland suitable for planting mango orchards according to the hot weather here and asked the locals to move about 700 mango seedlings.
The same garden is still known as ‘Khinchet Bagh Bagh’. Just as Palpla & Khotang became famous for its dhakatopi and palm sticks, it has recently become popular in Nuwakot – a bullfighting competition. In Taruka-5, Chandani and Gerkhu-6, Betrawati, bulls are slaughtered on January 1. Bullfighting has been started in Nuwakot since 1978 BS.
Going through Nuwakot ,The bullfighting competition is reminiscent of Spain’s national game, bullfighting. It is said that when the Bajhangi king Jaya Prithvi Bahadur Singh visited his mother-in-law’s house in Taruni-5 Chandani in 1978, the tradition of bullfighting was started to entertain his nephew.
Historical evidence has not been found. However, the district has started celebrating the bullfighting competition as a procession. Harisharan Khanal of Dansing, Nuwakot is of the view that the competition, which has been going on for years, has promoted the internal tourism of Nuwakot.
Nuwakot is not only a tourist but also a historical place. Bhrukuti, who was married to the Tibetan king Srangchang Gampo, used to go to Tibet and return to Nepal through this route. Bhimsen Thapa had gone to Palpa by this route. The great poet Laxmi Prasad Devkota had gone to Gosaikunda by this route.
If you still have time, you can visit Ghyangphedi, Gurjebhanjyang, Chimteshwar, Sagarkund and Chisapani.
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