Baglung, Nepal – Some places to Visit
Baglung is one of the seventy seven district which is a part of Gandaki Pradesh of Nepal. Baglung is the district headquarter, covers an area of 1,784 km2. It has a population of 268,613 according to 2011 census. It is the popular town of attractive street and traditional building where a person from the Terai plains in the south and the hills in the north come together to exchange. It has recently been connected to pokhara by a 72 km pave roads highway. Way to Baglung, you can like the lovely view of the incredibly long range of Annapurna Himal towards north. In Baglung, Kalika sanctuary is most famous religious site and a large number of travelers visits there.
Kalika Bhagawati is one of the most religious significant places and famous temples in Nepal. It is located deep inside the dense forest by the side of the Kali Gandaki river and Offers a peaceful, pleasant environment to all the visitors. Goddess kali who is also known as “The black one” is consider to be one of the most power and dangerous form of the Hindu goddess Durga and is cognate with the power and Shakti. Kali is also consider as the Spouse of Lord Shiva who is also known as time or death. As the Spouse of goddess kali Lord Shiva is often considered as “kala” which refers to eternal time. She is Strongly associated with Shiva and Shaivas having the qualities of female from her feminine name (a form of Shiva).
The temple of kalika Bhagawati was built by Pratap Narayan and was modernized in the late 1990s. Inside the temple there are various other small temple like that of Lord Shiva, Radha Krishna, Laxmi Narayan, etc. People visit in the with a hope to fulfill their wishes and desires. Even marriages are also managed inside the temple. On the occasion of Chaitra Astami thousand of devotees ffrom all over Nepal gather there to celebrate the festival.
Baraha tal in Bhakunde Baglung
Bhakunde one of the most pleasant place to be visited in Nepal, where Baraha Tal is one. Baraha Tal (Lake), is the tourism destination where a large number of tourist visit there. The peaceful of Baraha lake and the glory of the peak summit of Dhaulagiri rising behind it create an atmosphere of peace and magic. It is one of the exciting destination and also offers mountain scenery and partial view of greenery hill.
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
The Dhorpatan hunting Reserve is the only one hunting reserve in Nepal which lies in the Baglung district of Dhawalagiri Himalayan range. It covers an area of 1,352 sq km (512 sq miles) and its altitude ranges from 2,850 m to 5,500 m (9,350 ft to 18,040 ft). It was primarily established to cater for the needs of sport hunting and for the conservation of representative of temperate, subalpine and alpine ecosystems of west Nepal. It is only the place where lincense for hunting is given by the Department of the National Park and Wildlife Conservation in Kathmandu.
Panchakot Dham is developing into a religious pilgrimage site which is located on a hilltop, 13km uphill from Baglung Bazaar. This place offers a fascinating view of hills, ridges and Dhaulagiri mountain. There is temple of goddess Kali near Panchakot Dham, which complements and provide additional value to the entire set up. This place can attract pilgrims, especially those travelling to Muktinath.
Baglung Bazaar is the oldest and currently the largest settlement of Dhaulagiri zone. It is a 45 minutes ride from the core area of the present Baglung municipality Nayapul. It is a major business, financial, educational and healthcare centre for the people of Kali Gandaki valley.
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