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Tansen-Palpa, an ancient hill station with Pokhara Tour from Kathmandu

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What to Expect

Day 1: Hotel pick up and drive to Pokhara (5 hrs drive)

Stop At: Pokhara Lakeside, Lakeside Rd, Pokhara 33700 Nepal
Your English speaking driver will pick you up from your Hotel in Kathmandu and takes you for a drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 2: Drive to Palpa (4 hrs drive) and sightseeing around Palpa

Stop At: Shree Amar Narayan Temple, Tundikhel Road, Tansen 32500 Nepal
After breakfast drive to Palpa which takes around 4 hours. Upon arrival check in to hotel and your English speaking guide will take you visit these points:
• Bhagwati Temple: Bhagawati Temple was rebuilt by Colonel Ujir Singh Thapa, the governor of Palpa in 1815 in commemoration of the victory over colonial British Indian Forces in the battle fought at Butwal. He took oath to build a large temple and organize chariot processions to Goddess Mahis Mardini if he gets victory in the battle. Bhagawati Temple is three small temples of Shiva, Ganesh and Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom. Every August, a chariot procession of deities is paraded through the town with military honor to observe the historic battle.
• Shital Pati: Literally known as “Cool Resting Place’’ this octagonal landmark was built by General Khadga Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana during his tenure (1891-1902 AD) as western commanding chief of Nepal, based in Tansen, Palpa. Built in Mughal style, its unique architecture resembles a fort or a rook- shaped castle tower piece in a chess board. Shital Pati is believed to have been built a few years earlier than the Rani Mahal.
• The Mul Dhoka (main gate) or Baggi Dhoka (gate for horse drawn carriage) as the locals call it, is probably the only one of this size and dimension in Nepal. The gateway leads to the famous Ranaujieshwori Bhagwati temple, regarded as the guardian deity of Tansen and to the Tansen Durbar square which since accommodated various district level government offices. There are fine woodcarvings on the buildings on both sides of the gate, examples of the fine Newari craftsmanship.
• Tansen Durbar was built in 1927 AD by Pratap Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana and formed the grand palace that was the seat of the Rana governors. Though in January 2006 during the Maoist insurgency it was destroyed, after the abdication of the king a few months later, the palace was one of the first government buildings to be restored
• Amar Narayan Mandir: The large classic three-tiered pagoda style temple is sacred to the Lord Vishnu. It was built in 1807 AD by the first governor of Tansen, Amar Singh Thapa and is very beautiful with its carved wood deities. The erotic carvings on the wooden struts are remarkable. The temple is surrounded by one meter wide stone wall locally known as the Great wall of Palpa. In the vicinity of the temple, there are two other temples. Mahadev Mandir is found just below, sacred to Shiva and the other is to Vishnu Paduka.

Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 3: Visit Sri Nagar Tower, Rani mahal and drive back to Pokhara

Stop At: Rani Mahal, Bougha Gumha 32500, Nepal
After breakfast your guide will take you to visit drive to Sri Nagar Tower and Rani mahal:
• Shreenagar Tower, enjoy view of glorious mountains and Palpa.
• Rani Mahal is a Rana palace located in the banks of Kali Gandaki River in Palpa district of Nepal. This palace was constructed by General Khadga Samsher Rana JBR in 1893, named after his wife as Rani Mahal (Literary translates as Queens Palace. After side seeing head back for Pokhara.

Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 4: Sunrise from Sarangkot, full day Sightseeing of Pokhara valley

Stop At: North East of Town Sarangkot, Pokhara 33411 Nepal
Early morning wakeup call and your English speaking guide picks you from hotel and drive to sarangkot view point for the glorious view of sunrise over snowcapped mountains, back to hotel enjoy your breakfast. After breakfast: begin full day sightseeing of Pokhara valley which includes: Gupteshwor cave, Davis falls, Seti George, and International Mountain Museum.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

Day 5: Return to Kathmandu

Stop At: Pokhara Lakeside, Lakeside Rd, Pokhara 33700 Nepal
After breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu in a private vehicle.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pick up and drop off service from Hotel inside Kathmandu city
5 days
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Hotel pick up and drop off service
  • All private transfer in a luxurious vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • English speaking guide during sightseeing only
  • Accommodation in 3 star category hotel in Pokhara in BB plan
  • Accommodation in Hotel Sri Nagar or similar in all meals plan
  • Accommodation in twin/double sharing basis. For solo traveler we provide single room.
  • Lunch and dinner during Pokhara stay
  • Tips
  • Extra activities fees
  • Any drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We offer pickup and drop off service from Hotels inside Kathmandu city ring road. Please provide us the name of Hotel. For hotels outside ring road, you need to pay additional charge.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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