Makwanpur district, is an industrial city situated in the central Nepal. It covers an area of about 2426 sq. km and is one of the cleanest cities in Nepal, thanks to its municipal local programs and its people. The use of plastic bags has been banned in the city because of which pollution has been reduced. Also, the main streets are full of green trees parallel to both sides of roads adding up to its elegance. The majority of people residing here are Tamangs, and besides this, other communities like Gurung, tharu, Chhettri, Newar, Magar, Chepang, Rai as well as Brahmins.There are various places to visit for a tourist. Some of them being Martyrs’ Memorial Park, commonly called Sahid Smarak, situated about two kilometers east of main Hetauda market in a place called Nawalpur, Hetauda-10. Also, a temple of goddess Manakamana is situated atop a hill in Hetauda and the temple is famous as Sano Manakamana meaning, ‘small Manakamana’. Among the other famous temples is the temple of Mahishasura Mardhini, locally known as Bhutan Devi, and Punya Kshetra Chisapanigadhi temple. Also, the Makwanpurgahi and Markhu Lake is famous tourist attractions in Hetauda along with the Daman tower located in the district.A visit to the natural forests of Sal, Saj, Asna and Salla welcomes the tourists with their greeneries giving them shade from the scorching sun and heat. Not to forget the herbal farms in the area.
Also the way from Kathmandu to Hetauda is amazing and beautiful with the green mountains and various wonderful stops like Khulekhani Hydropower Project, Triveni Sangam (commonly known as Trikhandi, a popular picnic destination) and also the Chisapanigadhi (Chisapani fort), a historically and culturally significant place. You can take a fifteen minutes flight to Hetauda from Kathmandu or board a jeep at Balkhu. The jeep, popular as Sumo, leaves around every 30 minutes to 1 hour and takes you on a 3-4 hour ride through the alternative route that passes through the famous Dakshinkali temple, beautiful village of Pharping and scenic and wonderful mountains. Someone said it right, ‘it is not the destination that matters but the journey which makes it special’ and a trip to Hetauda make it true.
Distances from Makwanpur:
Makwanpur to Kathmandu: 83.3km
Makwanpur to Chitwan: 60km
Makwanpur to Daman: 31.4km
Makwanpur to Pokhara: 231.5km
Makwanpur to Chitlang: 60km
Makwanpur to Hetuda: 30.7km
Makwanpur to Manakamana: 172.7km
aman is 80 km south-west of Kathmandu and perched on a high ridge. There is a viewing tower within the Daman Mountain Resort fitted with a long range telescope and there are excellent walks around Daman especially along the Palung valley.
Indra Sarovar is the largest man made lake constructed at the deep Gorge betn. Markhu & Kulekhani VDC by the Kulekhani hydro project. This is one and only hydro project based on reserve system. Several rivers are blocked by huge dam. This is 7 km. long and famous for rowing and fishery. It is in the distance of 35 km far from both Hetauda and Kathmandu. One can't miss the beautiful surrounding of hills, green forest and starry sky being amazingly reflected in the lake during bright full moon.
Chitlang VDC and Stupa of Chatya Lhown:
The history of Chitlang VDC is believed to be related to this stupa which itself holds the history of visit of the great Indian emperor Ashoka. The legend tells us that the name of the VDC ‘Chitlang’ has been derived from Newari ‘Chaittya Lhown’ meaning ‘Chaittya-made of stones.
Hetauda city, inhabited by almost 100 thousand people and named after Hedamba, is one of the important industrial area of Nepal. It is the headquarter of Makawanpur district and has many facilities like hotel and guest house, school and college, drinking water, trasportation and telecommunication. The city is famous for its neat and clean environment with greenary. Puspalal Park, Bhutandevi Temple, Banaskhandi and industrial area are the main attraction of the city.
This is one of the historical places of Nepal. Chisapanigadhi is popular for strategic defence of the nation in the past. This Gadhi located at the strategic height where the weapons & resources were stored for the de fence purpose is sorrounded by the deep trench wall.
Explore with local people
Hiking to chitlang VDC.
Popular attractions in Makwanpur Garhi.
Visit over goat cheese product in chitlang.