Salyan District is one of the seventy seven district of Nepal, which is a part of karnali province. Salyan or Salyan Khalanga is the headquaters of Salyan District which lies approximately 500 km west of Kathmandu. It covers an area of 1,462 km2 with a population of 241,500 according to 2011 census. The district is belief for its Hindu temples like Shiva temple in Chhayachhetra and Laxmipur, and the Devi temple at khairabang in Sarda munuicipality,certain one of the nine in Nepal.
The climate is nor too hot neither too cold with altitude ranges from 300 m. Salyan is also famous for its orange, ginger and Salyani Sirupate Khukuri in all over Nepal. After a sixteen hour bus ride from Kathmandu, Seven hour from Nepanjung and three hour from Dang, you will reach Salyan khalanga.
Places to visit in Salyan
Kapurkot is located 21 km north of Tulsipur which is the zonal headquater of Rapti and also is the gateway to Salyan. It has one of the country’s engaged markets from where we can get fresh fruits and vetegables and also delivered to many cities of the country. It is famous for its moderate climate for living and also National Ginger Research Centre is located there.
Mulpani Botanical Garden
Mulpani Botanical Garden is located near to Mulpani Village of Salyan District. It was established in 1990. It lies approximately 2-3 km from Kapurkot Bajar. It covers an area 5.5 ha where there are more than 30 orchids species and different medicinal plant lie Amomum subulatum, Asparagus racemosus, Daphne bholua, Mentha piperita, Mentha spicate, Rauwolfia serpentine, Swertia chiraita, Valeriana jatamansi, Zingiber officinale, Aloe vera, etc are also found in this garden.
Kumakh is located at an altitude of 2537m north of Salyan. It is the first highest hill around Salyan District. At the top of this hill, there is a temple called Sidda Mandir. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a religious journey site for many Hindu follower. It is an ideal spot to view the eye-catching scenes of Sisne Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, Chakhure Himal and many more Himalayan peaks. In various part of this Kumakh hill there are many caves.
Kupinde Daha (lake)
Kupinde Lake is located around 24 km away from the district headquater Salyan Khalanga, which lies in Kupinde village. It is the one of the greatest lake. Due to surrounded by hills on all side make this lake more beautiful and eye-catching. People form this community say that the lake changes hue three times every year. A temple called Barahdev is situated here. Many follower come here to worship once during February and other time during April. Because of this temple many visitor get chance to visit this lake.
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Total area: 23.53 hectares
Chattreswori Devi Temple
The temple holds immense significance for hindus and is situated 19 km away from the district headquater Salyan Khalanga. It is the only Shaktipith in Nepal where animals are naot sacrificed. According to Hindu myth, it is believed that Lord Shiva rested the dead body of his wife Sati Devi in this temple. It is spread In over 50 ropanis of land.