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About Tansen

The name of the town ‘Tansen’ has its origin in Magar language, it means ‘northern settlement’. Magars are one of the ethnic groups of Nepal having their own history, language and culture and are presumed to be the first settlers in this area. Tansen lies between Pokhara and Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Tansen bears a rich legacy of the traditional art and architecture. Located at an elevation of 1310 m, it is a pleasant place to visit during any season of the year. Perched on the lap of the mighty Srinagar Hill, Tansen offers a gorgeous panoramic view of the Himalayas as well as the plains of Terai. Aspectacularpanorama of the mountains encompassing Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Kanjiroba and Langtang Himal at a stretch is visible from here on one hand, while on the other hand the plains of Madi valley and the bigger Terai also comes to distinct view from the same point. Tansen is ideal for short as well as long treks. The place provides an opportunity for study of Buddhist culture and the life and culture of Magar tribes.Tansen is famous for various kinds of textiles, handicrafts and organic coffee. Karuwa, a water jug made of bronze,the Nepali cap and shawl made of Dhaka textile are some of the traditionalsouvenirs.


How to Reach

By Air
Nearest airport is Kathmandu, 30 kilometwrs away. Taxia and buses are present for onward journey.

By Rail
Nearest railhead is Gorakhpur, which is more than 14-20 hours reaching Tansen. 

By Roads
Tansen can be approached from twin sides: Butwal and Pokhara

Best Time to Visit

Tansen is an all year round tourist destination and sometimes becomes chilly. Owing to its close proximity to the Himalayas, the chill can be a bit more overwhelming.

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Shreenagar Hill
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It is one of the most picturesque spots in the whole Palpa region. One could reach the top of the hill either by a 30 minute climb on foot or 10 minutes’ driv

Amar Narayan Temple
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The temple of Amar Narayan was built in 1807 AD by Amar Singh Thapa. It is built in typical Nepali Pagoda style with intricate works of wood carvings. The templ

Tansen Durbar
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It was built in 1927 AD by Pratap Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana. The Tansen Durbar is a grand imposing palace in the heart of the town. Once the seat of the Rana g



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