Tansen Travel Guide

  • Near Sitalpati
    Near Sitalpati
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  • Amar Narayan Mandir
    Amar Narayan Mandir
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  • Sitalpati
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Tansen Things to Do

  • Vishnu Temple (Amar Narayan Mandir)

    Built in 1807by the first governor of Palpa, the temple is a classic Newari, three tiered pagoda-style, with brass plate, gold roof and erotic wooden carving. The Vishnu dedicated temple is surrounded by a one metre stone wall, known locally as the Great Wall of Palpa. Devotees chant holy Bhajan recitals in chorus every morning and evening.At the...

  • Modern-looking Bhagawati Temple

    The Palpa governor decided to rebuild this temple to its actual modern looking to commemorate his victory over British India troops in 1815 AD. It is the only shrine dedicated to the patron saint of the Newars (Druga).

  • Tansen Durbar

    Probably the most striking building in Tansen, the governor’s palace was built early 20th century in an imposing style with the bureaucratic look of an administrative building. A fan of pomp and circumstance, the governor used to ride out to greet his subjects on an elephant, passing through the Mul Dhoka nearby. Until the Maoists attack july 2006,...


Tansen Restaurants

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    by lotharscheer Written Nov 30, 2012

    It seemms to be the only decent looking restaurant in Tansen (but nearby is one more, closed, maybe under renovation), bakery and restaurant with a garden

    Favorite Dish: Vegetarian Momos

    Naglo West Tundikhel road Palpa Palace beeing rebuilt Amar Narayan Mandir Near Tansen
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Tansen Transportation

  • Tansen - Lumbini

    We left Tansen just before noon, taking a bus to Butwal from the bus station in one of the town squares, 1 hour ride for 50 rupees. From Butwal, we caught the one hour bus to Bhairawa on the main road (25 rupees), simply by shouting our destination. From Bhairawa, frequent overloaded minivans make the journey to Lumbini in about one hour, because...

  • Pokhara - Tansen

    Now this route was a perfect example as to how much deceiving a map can be to an ignorant westerner mind. A comparative analysis of the meaning of the word “highway” in Nepal seemed to indicate us that the distance to Tansen should be covered in between 2-3 hours, and that there are many buses leaving to Tansen all along the day, until late...

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  • The lands of the Magars

    Unlike the Newari dominated Kathmandu Valley, the main ethnic group in Tansen and the surroundings (60%) is "Magar". Traditionally hill farmers inhabiting the lower slopes, the Magars have acquired a good reputation for their fighting abilities, so that many of them have been recruited into Gurkha regiments of the British and Indian armies. The...

  • Some history....

    As small as it looks today, one could hardly guess Tansen was the capital of an independent and even kingdom (Tanahun). Until the rise of the Shahs, Tanahun was one of the most powerful kingdoms in Nepal. Troops from Palpa even came close to conquering Kathmandu in the 16th century, The power of the Magars waned in the 18th century and Tansen was...

  • Sociable mountains

    What a pleasant little place this is. We were stuck here for a couple of weeks due to riots/strikes/bandhas etc and it couldm;t have been a beter 'prison'! Some great walks around the mountains (eg to Ranighat palace)


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