Rural Municipality of Nisikhola on a tourism promotion campaign
A scene from Nishikhola village. (Photo: Facebook)
GALKOT: The Rural Municipality of Nisikhola in Baglung District has stepped up promotion and advertising of tourist destinations in the Rural Municipality.
It has launched a campaign for the development and promotion of all religious and tourist destinations within its borders.
In this regard, the Western District Rural Municipality has also given priority to the development of the Narsinghkot Historic Site as well.
This place was one of many small principalities known as Baise-Chaubise Rajya before the unification of Nepal by King Prithvi Narayan Shah, king of the kingdom of Gorkha.
There were several principalities in Baglung district even at this time. The unification campaign was started by PN Shah in 1743 AD.
According to historical records, Narsinghkot of Rajkut in the rural municipality of Nisikhola was also a small kingdom.
The rural municipality promotes this place as a religious and tourist destination.
“A king ruled over Rajkut (formerly known as Rajkot) before the unification of Nepal and the king commissioned the construction of a palace, resting sheds for travelers at places along the paths and trails. temples. Their remains can still be found to this day, ”said Tika Bahadur Kunwar, 83, a local.
Kunwar related that the then king of Rajkot built a temple of the deity Narsingha in Narsinghkot.
It is said that a battle took place there between the then king of Pyuthan and the king of Rajkot.
The king of Pyuthan won the battle and killed the entire generation of the then king of Rajkot and pushed many soldiers of the kingdom of Rajkot to the death of the cliff, Kunwar cited from historical documents. It is said that the number of visitors to Narsinghkot is increasing and the rural municipality has started to make the physical infrastructure of the place more systematic and more favorable to tourism.
Tejendra Bikram kunwar (Nahakul), the district chairman of Nisikhola-7 rural municipality, said that Narsinghkot is near Burtibang bazaar and it is easier for domestic tourists to reach Narsinghkot from Burtibang by road. .
It is an hour’s drive from Burtibang while it takes an hour and a half on foot.