Palpa District

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Pālpā District
पाल्पा जिल्ला
The District headquarters Tansen.
The District headquarters Tansen.
Palpa district location.png
Country Nepal
Admin HQ. Tansen
 • Type Coordination committee
 • Body DCC, Pālpā
 • Total 1,373 km2 (530 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 261,180
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5:45 (NPT)
Website Official Website

Palpa District (Nepali: पाल्पा जिल्लाAbout this soundListen , a part of Province No. 5, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Tansen Municipality as its headquarters, covers an area of 1,373 km² and has a population (2011) of 261,180.[1]

Geography and Climate

Climate Zone[2] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft)  0.3%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.

Municipalities and VDCs

Map of Palpa District

Major Rivers and Khola

  • Kali Gandaki River
  • Tinau Khola
  • Ridi Khola
  • Purwa Khola
  • Jhumsa Khola
  • Dovan Khola
  1. Barabisse khola
  2. Dumre khola

Major Lakes

  • Satyawati Lake (990m above sea level)
  • Pravas Lake
  • Sita Kunda

Places of Attraction

  • Argeli Palace was constructed by Juddha Shamsher and is considered a beautiful palace.
  • Forts like Kalika fort, Nuwakot fort, Bakumgadi Fort are historic place of attraction
  • Mahamritunjaya Statue of Lord Shiva situated at Barangdi which is the biggest in asia among metal statue of Lord Shiva
  • Rambha Devi Temple is one of the famous and religious place 31 km east of Tansen in Tahu VDC.
  • Ramdi is a religious place in the bank of Kali Gandaki River. On the 1st of Baisakh there is a festival in this area.
  • Ranighat Palace (Ranimahal) is also called Tajmahal of Nepal due to similar stories behind the construction of this palace. It was constructed by General Khadka for her wife Tejkumari in 1893 AD.
  • Rishikesh Complex of Ruru Kshetra Hindu pilgrimage and cremation site
  • Rishikesh Temple was built by the King Manimukunda Sen. According to Hindu mythology, this is the place where some part of body of Satidevei was cremated. It is famous for festival which occurs in 1st of Magh month when hidus come to take bath in Kali Gandaki River.
  • Shrinagar Hill is spot for viewing high Himalayas. Dhawalagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurana,Himchuli and other mountains can be viewed from this place.
  • Tansen is a historic city with palaces, temples, stupas and historic architecture.
  • Vhairabsthan Temple is a Shiva temple with huge trident, believed to be largest in Asia.

madanpokhara is a famous for its vegetable farmings and viewing great Madi Valley.


People have a saying that it looks similar to Nepal in term of its geographical borders.

See also


  1. ^ "2011 Nepal census (National Report)" (PDF). Central Bureau of Statistics. Government of Nepal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-25. Retrieved November 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013
"Districts of Nepal". Statoids.

External links

  • UN map of VDC boundaries, water features and roads in Palpa

Coordinates: 27°52′0″N 83°33′0″E / 27.86667°N 83.55000°E / 27.86667; 83.55000

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