Malekhu: More than just fish

11, Sep 2020 |

A popular stop for travellers to Pokhara and Chitwan



Situated on the banks of the Trishuli River, Malekhu is a small town located on the way from Kathmandu and Pokhara and Chitwan. It is a popular stop point for tourist buses and travellers to stop and enjoy some refreshments. The town is situated in Dhading district in State 3 of Nepal.


This scenic sleepy little town is one of the favorite junctions and transit point for travelers. Famous for different varieties of fish and other local delicacies in stalls along the highway the town has much more to it than just the fish. Malekhu is also known for fishing and watersports.


Highlights of the place

Variety of fish and fish delicacies are not to miss.

Adventure watersports such as rafting and kayaking in the Trishuli

Hiking trails to the surrounding hills and exploring the authentic villages and breathtaking vistas of the rivers and hills.


The suspension bridge over the Trishuli River.


Roadside stalls with dried beans, lentils and peas, fruits and fish.

Ganesh Himal along with all the peaks over 7000m can be seen from here on a clear day.

Religious places like Tripurasundari Mai, Bhairabi Temple, Bimala Devi Temple, Shesa Temple, Sada Shiva and many more.


Getting there

Located at a distance of 48km from the capital Kathmandu,it lies on the main highway and route to Pokhara and Chitwan. Regular buses and taxis are available from Kathmandu to Malekhu.



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