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.
Nearest airport is Kathmandu, 30 kilometwrs away. Taxia and buses are present for onward journey.
Nearest railhead is Gorakhpur, which is more than 14-20 hours reaching Tansen.
Tansen can be approached from twin sides: Butwal and Pokhara
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.... read more...
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