Myagdi District - Gandaki Province

Myagdi District - Gandaki Province

Jun 07 . 2021
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Myagdi District is one of Nepal's seventy-seven districts and is located in Gandaki Province. The district, which has Beni as its district headquarters, had a population of 114,447 in 2001 and 113,641 in 2011. It has 2,297 km2 (887 sq mi) and has a population of 2,297 km2 (887 sq mi).

Tourism in Myagdi District

Myagdi district is a popular tourist attraction. This district's Ghara VDC is home to the world-famous Poon Hill. Ghorepani is another popular tourist destination. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a popular and straightforward trekking/hiking path in the Annapurna area.

This district has distinctive flora and wildlife. It is rich in cultural legacy as well as natural riches. For a long time, Magars, particularly the Pun community, have greeted foreign visitors with a grin. Another attraction in Myagdi is the Tatopani Hot Spring.

Hikers may also visit Mohare Hill in Ramche, Myagdi district. Mohare Hill is situated at the height of 3000 meters above sea level. From Mohare hill, you can see the Annapurna Dhaulagiri mountain range.

Places to Visit in Myagdi District

Nepal's Myagdi district is a lovely mountainous region. Tourists have been drawn to the district headquarters Beni Bazaar because of the natural beauty of the location. The Myagdi district is particularly significant since it serves as a gateway to Mustang and China's Tibet.

We've covered 12 of Myagdi's most popular tourist spots. They are:

  • Todke
  • Jagannath Temple
  • Galeshwor Dham
  • Maharani Than
  • Malika Dhuri
  • Karbakeli Footpath
  • Singa Tatopani Kunda
  • Kaligandaki River
  • Ghorepani
  • Rupse Jharna
  • Dhaulagiri Himal
  • Beni Bazaar

Todke

‘Todke Dando,' located at the height of 2,380 meters above sea level, is a possible destination for ecological and religious tourism. It is an excellent spot to observe the picturesque range of Todke in the border area of Mangala village's Purnagaun, Raghuganga village's Jhin, and Beni municipality's Wakhet. Tourist numbers have risen due to growing awareness of Todke's specialization and the two-hour trip from the district headquarters in Beni.

It's also a fantastic site to observe the beautiful Todke mountain range, which Laliguran is enamoured with from February through April. With a panoramic view of the Todke region, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh, Gurja, and other mountains in the Myagdi district may be seen from one location.

Todke region, with its colourful Guranse forest, dawn, and steep environment, is a prospective destination. For the convenience of travellers visiting Todke, a homestay service has been established in 25 properties in adjacent Purnagaun.

Jagannath Temple

The well-known Jagannath Temple, located in Beni Municipality-5 Gajane, has many religious and tourism potential. According to legend, King Dilipbam Malla founded Lord Jagannath in the Indian state of Orissa around 1550 and then vanished.

Jagannath, Dimbamaharaj, Ganesh, Ram Laxman, Krishna, Balram, Nrusinha, and Chaturbahu are present within the 524-year-old Jagannath Temple, which is regarded to be the greatest in the western area.

Devotees from various regions, including Myagdi, visit the Jagannath Temple regularly to pray at an elevation above 2,000. Near the Jagannath Temple, there is a cave hill where one may observe the majestic mountain ranges of the Myagdi district, comprising 36 VDCs.

Galeshwor Dham

The history of Galeshwor Dham is centred on the same massive chakrashila, which spans nine ropanis and is located three kilometres north of Beni Bazaar, Myagdi's administrative centre.

To the east are the Krishnagandaki, Gayatri Temple, West Kalanjarvan, and Pulhashram; to the north are Saparishi's Tapobhumi Rikhar, Dhawalagiri Hills and Muktinath, South Myagdi headquarters Benibazar, and the Myagdi River; and to the south are the Saparishi's Tapobhumi Rikhar, Dhawalagiri Hills and Mukt Muktinath Gate is another name for this temple.

According to the Skanda Purana, the goddess Sati's throat dropped on her shoulder while travelling to the Himalayas after being humiliated by her husband Shiva during the sacrifice of Babu Daksha Prajapati committed suicide by diving into the flaming fire.

Galeshwar Baba, a sadhu, erected a modest hut and a tiny kutchi shrine and began living in the area towards the end of the 19th century.

Maharani Than

The Maharani Than temple is the district's most important religious location since it is thought that performing darshan, vows, and devotion there will grant people's wishes. 

The temple premises have been prepared for the comfort of devotees visiting Maharani Than and for the development of the temple by creating walls and gates, pavilions, toilets, a park, a drinking water facility, and the installation of new idols.

Maharani Than is a remote and attractive location with a view of the district headquarters, making it a potential tourist attraction.

Malika Dhuri

Malika Dhuri, perched on the crest of a high hill, is blasted by a cold wind. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Machhapuchhe, Gurja, Churen, and Putha are just a few mountain ranges seen from Malika nestled in the centre of a lush forest with chilly winter temperatures even in the summer months.

Malika has become a popular attraction in the region due to gathering individuals who appear higher than the mountains. As a result, the magnificent rural communities of Guranse-Jungle and the natural beauty of Malika, which can be observed in the surrounding region, have been introduced as a site of worship, rich in natural scenery and well-known from a religious standpoint.

Karbakeli Footpath

Under the direction of the Karbakeli Baba Conservation Committee Kafal Danda and with the technical aid of Concept Nepal in Kathmandu, a new trail in Karbakeli was recently inaugurated to enhance the tourism development Karbakeli region. Poon Hill, Phulbari, and Karbakeli Than are all connected to Beni Bazaar by this pathway.

For pedestrians of all ages, hotels and lodges are also available along this trekking path. The Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manapathi mountains, as well as the community's culture and way of life, may all be seen throughout the tour. Pukhryoli dance, Yanimaya, Salaijo, and Shirphule are all performed in Vaka. In Annapurna Gaonpalika-8 of Myagdi, there is a Karbakeli spot on Ramche Kafal Danda. That is where the Pun community's deity resides in this location. This road is also called after the same god.

The trip begins with a bus or jeep ride from Pokhara to Birethanti. Crossing the hill is the first step. You can reach Phulbari for lunch on the third day in the morning after viewing the mountains and dawn. In the evening, you may get Karbakeli Than in Kafaldanda from there.

Singa Tatopani Kunda

The natural remedy Singa Tatopani Kunda in the Myagdi area is well-known. There is a notion that taking a weekly bath in a pool of hot water heated to 50 degrees Celsius would treat problems such as joint, skin, gastritis, nerves, back discomfort, limb swelling, stomach swelling, and goitre. The pool's water smells like birch bark.

In the tank area, there are three small and large tanks. At any given time, 300 individuals can jump into the pool. Every day, between 500 and a thousand people bathe in the pool. From September to April, it is very crowded. A bath will set you back Rs 150.

Kunda lies nine kilometres from Beni, the district headquarters of Myagdi, and 297 kilometres from Kathmandu and can be reached by automobile.

Kaligandaki River

The Kaligandaki River has the world's deepest gorge. The river must have been named Kali Gandaki because it contains a lot of black dirt. The river Kaligandaki originates in Tibet and flows through Mustang province before entering Nepal. The Kag River and the Mustang River begin in the Muktinath Temple, join Kagbeni, and the river becomes known as the Kali Gandaki.

The Kali Gandaki runs through the world's deepest gorge, with Dhaulagiri (8167 m) to the west and Annapurna (8091 m) to the east, after passing through Jomsom and Tukuche. The gorge's height spans from 1300 to 2600 meters, with the peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri rising to 5500 to 6800 meters.

Ghorepani

Mountaineering is believed to be excellent in Ghorepani in Myagdi. Locals and tourists alike go to Ghorepani, which is located in the centre of the forest. Poon Hill is a popular tourist attraction for the majority of visitors. The dawn and mountains may be seen from here. Poon Hill View Tower is accessible from Pokhara via Nayapul, Landruk, Ghandruk, and Ghorepani.

At an elevation of 3210 meters, Poon Hill offers views of more than 15 mountain ranges, including Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and districts like Myagdi, Parbat, and Kaski. It is a fantastic attraction in both the Myagdi and Gandaki districts.

Rupse Jharna

Rupse Jharna is a well-known Myagdi district waterfall. This waterfall, which is located on the pathway between Beni and Mustang, is Nepal's highest. Tourists that pull over to the side of the road to admire Rupse and the world's deepest gorge are amazed by its beauty.

At a depth of 6,967 meters, the Rupse waterfall, which cascades from a 75-meter-high rock and then runs down a winding hill about a kilometre further, meets with the Kaligandaki right before Dobhan.

The Rupse waterfall and the world's deepest gorge, as well as the evergreen rainbow, may all be seen up close. The Kaligandaki River has carved a deep valley between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.

Dhaulagiri Himal

Dhaulagiri is the world's seventh tallest peak. It is located on the eastern side of the Dhaulagiri mountain range, found in the Nepalese Himalayas' central region. Pokhara is situated to the northwest. The Annapurna Himal is to its east, on the other side of the Kali Gandaki's steep gorges, the first of which is 8,000 meters high. Dhaulagiri means "white mountain" in Hindi.

Dhaulagiri was the world's highest peak for 30 years after the West discovered it in 1808. Kanchenjunga, however, became the most elevated mountain following its discovery. Based on the local subsoil, no other mountain in the world compares to Dhaulagiri.

It reaches 7,000 meters above the Kaligandaki Gorge, for example, 30,000 kilometres southeast. The Kaligandaki Gorge is remarkable in that it is flanked by two 8,000-meter Himalayan rivers, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Beni Bazaar

Myagdi district's district headquarters is Beni Bazaar. It is a thickly populated market located between the Kaligandaki and Myagdi rivers. Beni is located in the Myagdi district.