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Bageshwori Temple is one of the most holiest "PEATH" Hindu temples in Nepal, located at the center of Nepalgunj, the biggest city in mid-western development region. It is dedicated to goddess Bageshwori. The temple area also houses another famous temple- the temple of lord Shiva with mustache, which is one of the only two such temples in the country.

A miracle at the Bageshwori temple - In 1926 ( Nepali calendar 1983) Padma Kumari Devi Singh (11 yrs) who lived in Kailash Bhawan, Gharbari Tole road (Ward-2), Nepalgunj, went to pray at the Bageshwori temple as on that day she was very sad. The temple was empty and even the 'Bajes' (Brahmins) were not to be seen. She sat at the single open door of the temple closed her eyes and prayed. When she opened her eyes she saw a small child, very poor (like a beggar child) in a long ragged garment standing before her.The child said 'lah' (in nepali lah means take) and put something in Padma's palm and closed it. When Padma opened her hand there was nothing there and when she looked up, the child had disappeared. The incident had occurred in a matter of a second. It was with the blessings of the Goddess Bageshwori that the very next day,Thakur Ananda Swarup Singh (father of Padma Kumari Devi) received a proposal for her marriage which he accepted and in 1930 at Singha Durbar,Kathmandu, Padma Kumari Devi was married to Maj-Gen. Mahabir S. J. B. Rana son of Late Shri Col. Maharajkumar Prakash S. J. B. Rana (who was the maker of the Junge Mahadev temple at Nepalgunj) and grandson of Cdg. Gen. Shri Tin Maharaj Sir Bhim Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, Maharaj of Lamjanj and Kaski, who was Prime Minister of Nepal. With the blessings of the Goddess Bageswori, Maj. Gen. Mahabir S. J. B. Rana was Gov. of Ilam, Nepal, Gov. Dhankuta (he was the first to modernise the tea estates in the late 1930s & early 1940s), Mbr Advisory Assembly-1951, Minister for Planning & Development: 1951-1955, Mines, Electricity, Forest-1951-1953, Home-Affairs-1953-1954, Industry & Commerce-1953-1955, Agriculture & Food-1953-1955 and Civil Supplies-1953-1954, Nepal. In 1952 Maj. Gen. HE Mahabir S. J. B. Rana was Special Ambassador at the Funeral of HM King George VI.


The Bardiya National Park the largest wild life park in Nepal,It hosts the largest spicies of birds and animals. The Tiger and Rhino sighting are very common. It is a protected area in Nepal that was established in 1988 as Royal Bardia National Park. Covering an area of 968 km2 (374 sq mi) it is the largest and most undisturbed national park in Nepal's Terai, adjoining the eastern bank of the Karnali River and bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya District. Its northern limits are demarcated by the crest of the Siwalik Hills. The Nepalgunj-Surkhet highway partly forms the southern boundary, but seriously disrupts the protected area. Natural boundaries to human settlements are formed in the west by the Geruwa, a branch of the Karnali River, and in the southeast by the Babai River.

Together with the neighboring Banke National Park, the coherent protected area of 1,437 km2 (555 sq mi) represents the Tiger Conservation Unit (TCU) Bardia-Banke that extends over 2,231 km2 (861 sq mi) of alluvial grasslands and subtropical moist deciduous forests.


Karnali River is full of challenging rapids, kayaking opportunities, fishing, and jungle safari and trekking to un populated area. Karnali River rafting passes through pristine jungle area and wilderness providing the opportunity to see rare wildlife and forests. The river rafting also offers to experience Tharu (Tribal) culture and jungle adventure activities with camping stays on the river bank of Karnali. Karnali is Nepal’s longest and the largest river which fall in the Bay of Bengal emerging from Mt. Kailash. White water rafting in this river is life memorable.

Karnali River Rafting is considered to be one of the best rafting rivers in Nepal. The river put in point is Sauli near Surkhet. Along the trail you can experience wonderfully shrine environment, Tharu culture and their dishes, jungle safari, Dolphin excursion, crocodiles watching, fishing in the calm ponds of the river. Rafting continues with bouncy and exciting big rapids which can be one of the finest rafting trips ever made. The river emerges from Mt. Kailash, the high Himalayan region therefore it has religious importance for both Buddhist and Hindu followers. Rafting in Karnali River is also
visiting Nepal’s remote area in Far-Western region.

Karnali River is one of the largest and longest rivers of Nepal. Karnali River is the habitations of beautiful dolphins along with soft shelled turtles and mansheer fish and other aquatic animals. Similarly, Karnali River is also one of the adventurous rivers of Nepal. The fishing at the Karnali River is combined with the beautiful sightseeing of the natural resources of the surrounding along with the rafting at the fast flowing water of the Karnali. While trekking towards the Karnali River, we will be pleased with the glorious view of the varieties of flora and fauna presented at the local surrounding. The flow of the Karnali River will increase in great portion after the monsoon rain. Thus, fishing at the Karnali River will helps us to gain so much experience in both rafting as well as fishing with the combination of great view of the surrounding.

The fishing trip to Karnali is designed for those tourists who want to have unique experiences in their life apart from the trekking. Along with the fishing the visitors can have the better experiences of the tour at the beautiful Bardiya national park. In Karnali River we can find different types of fishes. Among the different beautiful fishes of the river, golden mahseer is one of the most beautiful fishes of the river. Thus Karnali is one of the ideal rivers of Nepal for the mahseer fishing. Fishing at the Karnali will be best during the time of February till April and October to November.

For further entertainment to the Non Nepali guest, a must visit to the MINI CASINO to venture your luck at the "Roulette/Baccarat/Black Jack/Slot machine and of course to watch a sizzling dance by the professional group.