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December 13, 2020

Promotion of Chhimkeshory initiated

  • Krishna Neupane
Damauli: The popular Chhimkeshory temple is located at the highest elevated point in Tanahun, which is 2134 meters above  sea level.
A special fair is organized on the auspicious occasion of new year and Fagupurnima at this temple located at Abukhaireni rural municipality-5.
The rural municipality took the initiative to promote this region after discovering that this region was overshadowed in development perspective from tourism point of view.
The rural municipality has also set aside Rs 1.5 million for the reconstruction and development of this temple and surrounding region. The municipality had also invested 3 million rupees in the last fiscal year for the reconstruction of this temple.
The municipality has given a special attention to the popular temple for tourism development and efforts are being made to make the publicity of the temple.

A festival was planed for the publicity of the religious touristic importance of the temple, but was postponed because of the Covid-19 according to the rural municipality chairman Gir Bahadur Thapa.

The communication means and transport means are few key development aspect which are being promoted to make this region more accessible for the outside visitors.

This popular temple can be reached after a drive of 15 km from Abukhaireni and then trekking to Chhimkeshwori.

Captivating peaks of Saipal, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Boudha Himal can be seen from here.

The main priest of the temple Dhanraj Gurung said that many devotees (50 to 100 daily) used to come from various surrounding districts to visit this temple. However, the number of visitors visiting this temple have dwindled due to Covid-19.

To reach the popular temple, trekking route and railing are being constructed with the financial support of Gandaki provincial government for which a budget of around 4 million rupees has already been allocated.

Chhimkeshwori Tourism Development Committee chairman Til Bahadur Gurung said the devotees and common men will feel it easy to reach the temple region after trekking route and railings are constructed.

Preparations for 13 Home stays are also underway to allow visitors coming here to stay in comfortable rooms with local organic food to eat and observe the local cultures.

As many as 50-60 domestic tourists can be accommodated in these home stays.

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