A natural view tower of Damauli
RINA KUMARI MANDAL
Imagine yourself having that angelic feel of floating above the clouds and observing a beautiful town right beneath you??? A feel-good place giving you nothing but the vibes that will make you fall in love with nature again and again. Manungkot, a natural view tower, located in Tanahun district serves you with all of the above.
An ultimate natural view tower with an undeniable natural beauty is the place worth a visit. Located at ward no.5 of the Byas municipality, people are flocking in huge numbers every day to witness the natural beauty of the place. Situated 1000 meters above the sea level, the hilltop destination provides you with a majestic view of the sunrise in the morning, where you can see the sun rising above the ocean of clouds.
Besides the amazing sunrise view, Manung Kot also offers the magnificent view of Mountain ranges from Mt Dhaulagiri to Mt Manaslu. Popular mountains like Mt Machhapuchre, Mt Annapurna, Mt Lamjung, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Manaslu, Mt Himchuli, and more small mountains can be seen from Manung. One can also get a view of the Damauli along with the Seti and Modi rivers flowing through the valley.
The famous scenic hilltop has many interesting stories related to the place. Legend says that the fog was created by Maharishi Parasar to protect his love Machhegand (mother of Maharishi Bed Byas), who was believed to reside in Damauli, which is right beneath the hilltop.
Things to do in Manungkot
- Hike to the hilltop enjoying the beauty of the place.
- Enjoy local delicacies like Dhido, Gundruk, Chyaang.
- Camp with your friends and family.
- Explore nearby places and get to know the rich history of the place as it is the birthplace of the great poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya
Reaching Manung Kot is not an ice-breaking job. Take a vehicle for Damauli, which lies between Pokhara and Mugling. Once you are in Damauli, there are mainly three options to reach the hill of the Manung. You can either hike, which is almost an hour or two from Damauli itself, or you can take a public vehicle or take your private vehicle to the hilltop.
Best Time to Visit
A 365-day destination is an ideal place to visit any time of the year. But if you want to get the best fog view October, November, December, January, and February is the best time.