Myagdi district is a beautiful mountainous district of Nepal. Ever since entering the district headquarters Beni Bazaar, the natural beauty of the place has attracted the attention of tourists. Myagdi district is of special importance as it is also the gateway to Mustang and China’s Tibet. Here we have discussed 12 major tourist destinations of Myagdi district.
Possible place from the point of view of natural and religious tourism, ‘Todke Dando’ is located at an altitude of 2380 meters above sea level. It is considered as a suitable place to see the scenic range of Todke in the border area of Purnagaun of Mangala village, Jhin of Raghuganga village and Wakhet of Beni municipality. Tourist arrivals have increased due to the publicity of Todke’s specialty along with the two-hour drive from the district headquarters Beni.
It is also a good place to see the scenic Todke mountain range, which is captivated by Laliguran from February to April. From one place, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh, Gurja and other mountains of the Myagdi district can be seen with the panoramic view of the Todke area. Colorful Guranse forest, sunrise, hilly geography, Todke area is a potential place. Homestay service has been started in 25 houses of nearby Purnagaun for the convenience of tourists visiting Todke.
(2) Jagannath Temple: –
The famous Jagannath Temple located in Beni Municipality-5 Gajane has a lot of potential in the religious and tourist area. V.S. Legend has it that in 1550, King Dilipbam Malla established Lord Jagannath from the Indian state of Orissa and disappeared there. Inside the 524-year-old Jagannath Temple, which is considered to be the best in the western region, there are historical idols of Jagannath, Dimbamaharaj, Ganesh, Ram Laxman, Krishna, Balram, Nrusinha and Chaturbahu.
Devotees from different districts, including Myagdi, come daily to worship at the Jagannath Temple, which is located at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters above sea level. There is a cave hill near the Jagannath Temple, from where one can see the beautiful mountain ranges including 36 VDCs of Myagdi district with the naked eye.
(3) Galeshwor Dham: –
The history of Galeshwor Dham is situated on the same huge chakrashila spread over an area of nine ropanis spread over an area of nine ropanis three kilometers north of Beni Bazaar, the headquarters of Myagdi. To the east are Krishnagandaki, Gayatri Temple, West Kalanjarvan, Pulhashram, to the north are Saparishi’s Tapobhumi Rikhar, Dhawalagiri Hills and Muktinath, South Myagdi headquarters Benibazar and Myagdi River. This shrine is also known as Muktinath Gate.
It is mentioned in the Skanda Purana that the throat of the goddess Sati, who committed suicide by jumping into the burning fire after being insulted by her husband Shiva at the sacrifice of Babu Daksha Prajapati, fell on her shoulder while going to the Himalayas. Towards the end of the 19th century, a sadhu named Galeshwar Baba built a small hut and a small kutchi temple and started living in the area.
Such as Baraha Pond, Jadbharat Cave, Gorgeous Temple of Lord Shiva built without foundation on huge rock, Vishnu Temple, Havan Kund, 108 Shivalinga, Giant idol of bull. Here are the main attractions.
(4) Maharani Than: –
Maharani Than temple is considered to be the main religious site of the district as it is believed to fulfill the aspirations of the people if they perform darshan, vows and worship. For the convenience of the devotees coming to Maharani Than and for its promotion, the temple premises have been organized by constructing walls and fences, pavilions, toilets, construction of park, drinking water facility, installation of new idols. Maharani Than is considered to be a potential tourist destination as it is a secluded and picturesque place with a view of the district headquarters.
(5) Malika Dhuri: –
Cold wind blows in Malika Dhuri located on the top of a steep hill. Dozens of mountain ranges including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Machhapuchhe, Gurja, Churen and Putha can be seen from Malika, which is located in the middle of the dense forest with cool winter weather even in summer months.
Even the gathering of people who look taller than the mountains has made Malika an attractive destination in the district. The beautiful rural settlements, Guranse-Jungle and the natural beauty of Malika, which is seen in the surrounding area, has been introduced as a place of worship, rich in natural scenery and famous from religious point of view.
(6) Karbakeli Footpath: –
A new footpath Karbakeli has been opened recently under the leadership of Karbakeli Baba Conservation Committee Kafal Danda and with the technical assistance of Concept Nepal in Kathmandu to support the tourism promotion of Karbakeli region. This footpath connects Punhil, Phulbari and Karbakeli Than with Beni Bazaar.
Hotels and lodges are also available on this trekking route for pedestrians of all age groups. During the trip, one can observe the mountains of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manapathi, and the culture and lifestyle of the community. In the village, Pukhryoli dance, Yanimaya, Salaijo, Shirphule are danced in Vaka. There is a Karbakeli place on Ramche Kafal Danda in Annapurna Gaonpalika-8 of Myagdi.
Than is the place of the deity of the Pun community of this region. This footpath is named after the same deity.
The trek starts from Pokhara to Birethanti by bus or jeep. The first step is to cross the hill. On the second day, there is horse water. On the third day in the morning, after observing the mountains and sunrise, you can reach Phulbari for lunch. From there, you can reach Karbakeli Than in Kafaldanda in the evening.
(7) Singa Tatopani Kunda: –
Singa Tatopani Kunda in Myagdi district is known as a natural remedy. There is a belief that if you take regular bath in a pool of hot water of 50 degree Celsius for a week, you will be cured of diseases like joint, skin, gastritis, nerves, bath, back pain, limb swelling, stomach swelling and goiter. The water in the pool smells like birch bark.
There are three small and big tanks in the tank area. Three hundred people can dive into the pool at a time. Five hundred to one thousand people have been bathing in the pool daily. It is especially crowded from September to April. You have to pay Rs 150 for a bath. To reach Kunda, one can travel by car at a distance of nine kilometers from Beni, the district headquarters of Myagdi, while it is 297 kilometers away from Kathmandu.
(8) Kaligandaki River: –
Kaligandaki River is the deepest gorge in the world. It must have been named Kali Gandaki as the river carries a large amount of black soil. The river Kaligandaki originates in Tibet and enters Nepal through Mustang district. At a place called Kagbeni, the Kag River and the Mustang River, which originate at the Muktinath Temple, merge and then the river is called Kali Gandaki.
After flowing through Jomsom and Tukuche, Kali Gandaki flows through the deepest gorge in the world, with Dhaulagiri (8167 m) to the west and Annapurna (8091 m) to the east. The height of the gorge ranges from 1300 meters to 2600 meters, which falls from 5500 to 6800 meters from the peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
(9) Ghorepani: –
Ghorepani of Myagdi is considered to be excellent for mountaineering. Gharepani in the middle of the forest is popular among local and foreign tourists. Punhil is an attractive destination for most of the tourists who visit here. From here you can see the sunrise and the mountains. From Pokhara, you can reach Punhil View Tower via Nayapul, Landruk, Ghandruk and Ghorepani.
More than 15 mountain ranges including Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri as well as districts including Myagdi, Parbat and Kaski can be observed from Punhil at an altitude of 3210 meters. It is an excellent destination not only in Myagdi district but also in Gandaki.
(10) Rupse Jharna: –
Rupse Jharna is a famous waterfall of Myagdi district. Located on the footpath from Beni to Mustang, this waterfall is considered to be the tallest waterfall in Nepal. Tourists who stop their cars on the road and observe Rupse and the deepest gorge in the world are amazed by its beauty. The Rupse waterfall, which falls from a 75-meter-high cliff and then flows through a serpentine hill about a kilometer away, merges with Kaligandaki, just above Dobhan, at a depth of 6,967 meters.
Rupse waterfall and the deepest gorge of the world can be observed closely along with the lurking of the evergreen rainbow. Kaligandaki, which flows between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains, has created a deep gorge. I am captivated by the enchanting waterfalls, the deep gorges of the world and the enchanting beauty of the surroundings. The Beni Jomsom road is crowded with internal and external tourists on a daily basis.
(11) Dhaulagiri Himal: –
Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world. It is located on the eastern side of the Dhaulagiri mountain range, which lies in the central part of the Nepali Himalayas. It is located northwest of Pokhara. To its east lies the Annapurna Himal on the other side of the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki, the first of which is 8,000 meters high. Dhaulagiri literally means ‘white mountain’.
After being discovered by the West in 1808, Dhaulagiri was considered the world’s tallest mountain for 30 years. However, after the discovery of Kanchenjunga, it became the highest peak. There is no other mountain in the world like Dhaulagiri based on the local subsoil. For example, it rises 30,000 km southeast to 7,000 meters above the Kaligandaki Gorge. The Kaligandaki Gorge is considered to be a unique gorge as it is surrounded by two 8,000 Himal rivers like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
(12) Beni Bazaar: –
Beni Bazaar is the district headquarters of Myagdi district. It is located between Kaligandaki and Myagdi rivers and is a densely populated market. Beni municipality belongs to Myagdi district.
This municipality has been formed with effect from 1st July, 2068 BS. The Arthunge, Ghatan, Ratnechaur and Jamrungkot Village Development Committees have been included in declaring it a municipality. Beni Bazaar, the district headquarters, is also the largest business center in Myagdi. Beni is also a tourist hub in western Nepal. It is the main gateway to all places in Mustang district including Annapurna base camp. The road to Muktinath, a major pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, passes through Beni