Some tourist destinations in Parbat
Parbat is one of the seventy seven district of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. Kusma is the headquarter which covers an area of 494 km2. It has a population of 157,826 according to 2001 census.It is the fourth smallest district of Nepal with 47 VDCs. Parbat district is surrounded by other popular district like Kaski, Syangja, Baglung and Mustang. It is mainly famous for the Gupteshwar Cave, where thousand of visitor visited at the time of Shivaratri.
Kushma is the headquarter of Parbat District and also famous for a lot of travelers. Kushma Bazaar is the main attraction of Kushma because many people come there to buy there goods and also come to make passports and citizenships too. The tallest suspension bridge of Nepal is situated at Kushma. The bridge connect kushma to another village Gyadichour. It is also one of Nepal’s longest bridge with a span of 1,128 feet (344 meters). Many people visit kushma just to walk over the bridge. Another major attraction of Kushma is Gupteswor Cave, because it is considered one of the longest caves in Nepal. People who loves visiting new and beautiful places must have a reach to this place atlest once in their life.
Gupteshwor cave is NEPAL’s famous and longest caves that is situated at Parbat District. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva because of Shiva lingam has been preserved here in the condition that it is found in. Althought the cave gate is small and the cave is nearly 3 km long. The inside of the cave is wide enough to sufficient space for 200 people at a time.
The cave is divided into two parts, the first cave has a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva which is continuously showered with milky-water for an image of a cow and the second goes downside part of water fall. We can view water fall from downward and a beautiful panaromic site with the water spring. Most of the people visit on the occasion of Thuli Ekadasi in the month of Kartik, (late october – early November). It is one of the most beautiful places in Parbat District for religious and cultural purpose.
Shaligram refers to a fossilized shell used in South Asia which is an iconic symbol and reminder of God Vishnu as the universal principle by some Hindus. Shaligram are usually collected from river-beds or banks such as the Gandaki river as well as Setibeni in Nepal.
Laleshwor is a new cave found in kusma Municipality 12 in Prabat District. It is around 300 meter long cave and has images of various god and goddess. It is around one kilometer away from Pokhara-Baglung Highway.
Water canyoning sport has been started at Mahabhir River of Durlung in Parbat district. The main aim of making water canyoning is to attract local and foreigners towards it. “Professional canyoning has a huge potential for the promotion of tourist. That is why we have started water canyoning” told by Golman Gurung who is a local and initiator of the sport. The location of water canyoning is seven kilometers far from kushma Bazar, not only that local have also started home stay for tourist at chanaute, which is 30 minutes far from Kushma Bazar.
One of the old and famous treks which is located very close to Pokhara in the Annapurna region. It is actually one of the hill station of Annapurna Region and best viewpoint. It is about 2500 meters above from sea level and best viewpoint to see Annapurna massif. The route is shorter, easier and suitable for all types of people. October to April is the best season for this trek.
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