Jun 16, 2012

Tansen palpa in nepal and tour in Nepal

Tansen palpa
Tansen palpa map
Tansen Palpa Map 

A rare combination of scenic trekking routes, unimpeded views of the Himalayan Mountains, rich cultural heritage, and all-year-round idyllic weather conditions, the charming hill town of Tansen is one of the more popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Perched 1,400 meters above the Kali Gandaki River, it is however hard to reach, and only the strong-willed make their way to the elevation. It's not such a bad thing, though, as the slow trickle of visitors has helped it maintain its secluded and nostalgic feel.
Once the capital of the powerful Magar Kingdom that almost succeeded in conquering the Kathmandu Valley, Tansen boasts of historical sites that have earned for it the distinction as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Probably the highlight of any visit is the Tansen Durbar, a 64-room palace that served as the seat of power for the Magar royalty. Incorporating the traditional arts and crafts of the ancient city, it stands as one of the most important pieces of architecture in Nepal.
One can also visit the nearby Bhagwati Temple, erected in 1815 to commemorate the Nepalese victory over the British at Butwal. A trove of smaller temples dedicated to the gods Shiva, Ganesh, and Saraswati surrounds it. Another is the Amar Narayan Temple that was built by Amar Singh Thapa. Brandishing a traditional three-tiered pagoda style, it features exquisitely carved doors and unique erotic figures. One, too, can head to the Bhairabsthan Temple dedicated to the god of destruction, wherein droves of animals are sacrificed during an annual fair to please the deity.
Visitors can't go wrong taking part in the bustling Tansen Bazaar, whose strings of market stalls are crammed together, hawking their cheap goods to the passers-by. A great buy is the dhaka, a popular hand-woven cloth in Nepal that is used to make the traditional Nepalese jackets and hats. Nature-lovers should trek to the Srinagar Park, a forest reserve called the "jewel of Tansen." From the forest, one can enjoy some unimpeded views of the famed mountain trio: the Machhupuchhare, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.

Places to see in Tansen

Tansen Bazaar
See here Rana buildings, Newari houses, carved windows and pagoda style temples, also meet folks at shopping in one of the highest and busiest bazaars in Nepal!

Palpa Ranighat
Palpa Ranighat: Visit the ancient building (palace) set on a massive rock bed at the bank of the Kali Gandaki river for viewing palace garden, stone walls, and a small shrine. This palace was built in 1892 by Governor Khadka Shamser in memory of his wife Tej Kumari, and is often called the Taj Mahal of Nepal.

Tansen Durbar / Palace
In the center of the town lies a 64 room Palace, a representation of arts and crafts of the ancient Palpa. On the saddest morning of 31st of January 2006, Nepal's Maoist Rebels launched attacks in Tansen with no apparent reasons. They fought with local authorities and bombarded many ancient buildings including the Palace which had housed government offices. Many historical buildings including the Tansen palace was destroyed.
Tansen Palace has a good reputation and popularity. In fact, it's importance falls right after the Singha Durbar of Kathmandu (The place where, Nepal's most top ministers stay and work inside this secure compound, and also where the Nepal's Parliament office is located) The Tansen Palace is the heart of Palpa, attracting International as well as Domestic tourists to this beautiful hill. Many buildings which were destroyed by the Maoists are in the process of Historic re-construction, and without a doubt, Nepali Maoists will live forever with sorrows in their hearts for attempting to destroy a part of the beauty and history of Nepal.

Mountains to view from Tansen
Following snow capped mountains can be seen from Tansen and from surrounding areas.

Dhaulagiri 1
 8,167 meters
Dhaulagiri 2
 7,751 meters
Dhaulagiri 3
7,715 meters
Dhaulagiri 4
7,661 meters
Dhaulagiri 5
7,618 meters
Dhaulagiri 6
 7,268 meters
7061 meters
Tilicho Peak
7,132 meters
Annapurna 1
8,091 meters
Annapurna 2
7,937 meters
Annapurna 3
7,555 meters
Annapurna 4
7,525 meters
6,611 meters
6,641 meters
6,997 meters
6,931 meters
8,157 meters
 7,835 meters
Ganesh Himal (Yangra)
 7,429 meters

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