The places where Maoist battalions were stationed at Dahaban, Udha and Tila could also be war tourism destinations for those who would be interested to visit these areas to seek the information about how the wars were fought here.
One of the positive indications is that the Lumbini province has started making a war museum at Tila which could be another attraction for the tourists.
According to Rolpa district development committee Karma Lal Pariyar, these war areas should be protected and preserved as war memorial areas for future. Despite negligible efforts being put into this kind of work, not much attention has been paid towards protecting the conflict areas.
Thabang is considered to be the main ground or base of Maoist war in Nepal as this village was much highlighted at national and international arena during the conflict time. Thabang rural municipality chairman Bir Bahadur Gharty says works have started to integrate Thabang village and Jaljala hill at this moment.
Nepal government has listed Thabang Jaljala as one of the 100 destinations listed for tourist destinations. Gharty also asserts that the preservation of Thabang village has not been pushed forward as per the investment of this historic village.
Scores of houses of Thabang were razed to the ground during conflict between security forces and Maoists militants here. So, it is significant from war point of view to make it war memorial spot for visitors.
According to Sunchahari rural municipality chairman As Bahadur Pun the development of war tourism in Rolpa would be significant work. The human rights activist Khem Bahadur Buda also says that research works would have been supported, if war tourism could be protected and promoted.
There is lack of master plan for war tourism according to district tourism focal person Dipendra Pun. Though government has recognized the Gurrila trek which has Thabang on its trekking route had planned to make homestay in Madichor, Thulogain, Jankot and Kotgaun to promote and attract tourists.
There are other historical areas which were significant during the reign of Biesi and Chaubise rule in Nepal which could also be destination for tourism in Rolpa.
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