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Srinagar Hill:

Situated at an altitude of 1525 m, the Srinagar Hill is almost an hour from the centre of Tansen town. During the long climb, tourists are welcomed with gorgeous panoramic views of the Himalayas, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west to Ganesh Himal in the east. The calm and scenic deciduous forests, pine plantations with several kinds of rhododendron flowers etc along the way are a visual treat. There is a statue of Lord Buddha at the eastern end of the ridge of Srinagar Hill. This Buddha statue commemorates an important part of the life of the Buddha. Local legend states that while the Buddha was deep in meditation in the jungle for a period of three months, an elephant and a monkey served him in several ways.


Tansen Durbar:

The former palace of the governor of the province was erected by the contemporary Western Commander in Chief, Pratap Shamsher in the year 1927, in the traditional style. The structure served as the office of the government till it was destroyed by the Maoists in 2006. It is currently under reconstruction.


Baggi Dhoka:

This is the gate through which the chariots during the various religious festivals need to pass through. The detailed woodcarvings witnessed on the buildings present on either side of the gate represent the exquisite craftsmanship of the Newaris. The Baggi Dhoka leads directly into the grounds of the palace in Tansen.


Sital Pati:

The Sital Pati, meaning “shady restplace”, lying close to Ason Tole, it happens to be the most popular square in the town of Tansen. The square gets its name from the white building in the shape of an octagon situated in the middle of the square. The site was constructed under the orders of Khadga Shamsher who was the governor of Palpa from the year 1891 to 1902. Khadga Shamsher who was an ambitious politician was finally exiled from the city of Kathmandu after he plotted against the Prime Minister.


Bhusal Danda:

Bhusal Danda happens to be the site of the United Mission Hospital.



Taksar is an interesting tourist destination in the town of Tansen which is famous for the production of popular brass and bronze works throughout several centuries. Tourists can get a glimpse at the manner in which the famous ancient objects like the hukka or water pipe, karuwa and auntee etc. are manufactured.


Buddhist Shrines:

Maya Chaitya Bihar and Anand Bihar happen to be the two major Buddhist shrines in the area. Both are sacred regions where Buddhist monks reside and meditate.


Amar Narayan Temple:

Erected in the year 1807, the Amar Narayan Temple is famous for its erotic carvings on wooden structures.


Siddha Binayak Temple:

Situated on the slope of Srinagar Hill, this temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Sculptors from Kathmandu erected the temple.


Laxmi Narayan Temple:

Built in the Nepalese Pagoda style, this sacred temple is dedicated to three major gods of the Hindu pantheon, namely Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. The annual festival is hosted at the site during the month of August and September.



This is a small hill town with beautiful jungles, rivers and farm lands. It is located about 30 kms from Tansen, but a must visit to get dipped in its pristine natural beauty.



This picturesque spot can be accessed by treks from Tansen. The sight of thelovely Himalaya regions like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Machhapuchhare from here is simplybreath taking. There is a historic temple located here with a large Trishul (Trident) and it receives a large number of visitors on every Saturday and Tuesday. The rituals of thetemple like animal sacrifices are quaint and interesting. The idol of the main diety- God Bhairab, is kept under the floor.