Dang, one of the heavenly districts of Nepal, people are still unaware of the beauty it offers. If you are at Dang and confused about places to visit in Dang, then here are the top 7 best places that you should not miss.
Let me take you on tour to the largest valley of Nepal, Dang, located in Lumbini province. You would be amazed by knowing that it is about three times bigger than Kathmandu valley, situated 500 km west of the capital city. It has occupied an area of about 2955 square kilometers. The place carries its unique history and cultural diversity. The valley is rich in ancient temples for pilgrims all over the country. Besides, mesmerizing lakes, landscapes and natural habitats have added beauty to this place.
7 best places to visit in Dang in 2021
1. Dharapani- Pandabeshwar Mahadev temple
Dharapani is one of the ancient temples for pilgrims from all over the country. There is a belief that Pandavs chanted lord Shiva during ancient times. Therefore, the flow of internal tourists is even more after installing the largest Trishul in the world on 2014 December 14. The Trishul is about 8,113 kg, made up of Brass, silver, copper and gold.
Furthermore, on the occasion of the Sivaratri festival, the temple hosts 5 days fair and devotees visits from different places. The temple is only 9 Kilometers away from the capital city of Dang,i.e. Ghorahi.
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2. Jakhera Lake- places to visit in Dang
It is one of the major highlights of the Midwestern region located on the lap of Chure hills in Lamahi municipality of beautiful valley Dang. Each year thousands of local tourists visit here to enjoy the astonishing scenic beauty of the lake surrounded by lush green forest.
The major highlights of this lake are boating, jungle safari, and picnic spot. Besides, the lake has two temples of Lord Ganesh at the north and Lord Siddeshwar Mahadev at the west. It is only an hour drive away from Ghorahi.
3. Purandhara waterfall
Purandhara waterfall is one of the best places to visit in Dang, Midwestern region of Nepal. It is situated 29 Km west of Tulsipur at the bank of the Babai river in the middle of the lush green forest of Purandhara village. Chirping sound of birds when mixed with waterfall, there is no better place for the nature lover.
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4. Ganeshpur Park
It is the best place for those seeking a peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle into the lap of nature. It is also known as Rapti peace park, located only 3 Kilometers away from Tulsipur Chowk and 25 Kilometers from Ghorahi.
The park has been constructed near the jungle conserving natural greenery. Furthermore, manufactured swimming pools and children theme park has also added charm to this place. So, it is one of the beautiful places to visit in Dang.
5. Tharu cultural museum , Chakaura Dang
Dang is rich in Tharu culture, and there is no better place to explore the lifestyle of typical Tharu people than the Tharu culture museum, located at Dangisaran village. It is only 9 kilometers southwest of the city of Tulsipur.
The museum will offer you ethnic Tharu culture, their dance, local foods, traditional dresses, painting and many more in one place. Besides, you can see the statue of King Dangisaran at the entrance gate, which is believed to rule the place during ancient times.
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6. Sawarikot – places to visit in Dang
If you love to enjoy the view of the whole city from the top, then it is one of the best places to visit in Dang, the mid-western region of Nepal. You can either trek or take a vehicle to reach there. But, if you love to trek, then it’s just 4 hour of walk from central city Ghorahi that will show a completely different aspect of the valley.
Besides the romantic view of the beautiful valley, the place has great potential for paragliding too.
7. Ambikeswari Temple
The temple is only about 2 kilometres north of Ghorahi. It is of the Saktipeetha of Nepal and is believed to be emerged after the falling of Goddess Satidevi’s right ear as per Swasthani Puran. So, many devotees visit this beautiful temple especially more during the Dashain festival.
Summing up all
Listing only a few places from a bucket full of beautiful valley Dang, the Midwestern region of Nepal, is not easy. But, we have listed the best 7 places to visit in Dang for better exposure to the culture and natural aspects of the largest valley of Nepal. If you have not yet kept Dang on your bucket list, then it’s time to explore the mid-western region of Nepal by adding it to your list.
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