20, Apr 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

City of Soldiers

Located in the Gandaki Pardesh of central Nepal, Putalibazar is the biggest municipality of Syangja district. The municipality is distributed in 146 square kilometers. The district lies in the hilly region at an altitude ranging from about 300 meters along the banks of Kaligandaki river up to a couple of thousands of meters above the sea level. This district is known for the largest hydropower plant of the nation, Kali Gandaki A Hydropower which produces 144MW electricity. Putalibazar, with many VDC, has been the center for the business and official of Syangja. Blessed with diverse natural beauty, Syangja has a huge potential for tourism


According to the 2011 Nepal census, it had a total population of 30,704 people residing in 8,180 individual households. People of many ethnicities live in this district. The major groups are Brahmin, Chetri, Gurung and Magar. Most of the population of Syangja are involved in government service or Army Service i.e Indian, British or Nepalese Army. There is a popular saying that " When you go to Syangja and hit a house randomly with a stone, that house surely belongs to the Section-Officer. " 


Some of the main attraction of the Place

Kali Gandaki A hydropower; Largest hydropower plant of the nation.

Kali Gandaki A hydropower

Temples like Chandi Kalika, Manakamana, Alamdevi, Ridi Ruru Kshetra.

Bhirkot Durbar and Rajasthal Palace.

Rafting in Kali Gandaki.

 Kali Gandaki

Chhangchhangdi; The place where the last organ of dead Sati Devi fell when she was being carried by Lord Shiva

Fishing along the banks of Aandhikhola river.


Ramkosh; The largest valley in Syangja.

Hiking routes to places like Phedikhola, Chandithaan, Waling, Hunikot; Provides best view of Putalibazar.



Community Homestay; Experience the warm hospitality of the Sunkhani and Sirubari village people.

Karkinet; The source of Adhikhola.


Bhalu Pahad; A picnic and sightseeing spot.

Sirubari; Offers unique culture of indigenous Gurung Community, known for sociability and hospitality, but also gives a glimpse of Buddhism influenced culture.

Sworek Hill; Paragliding and mountain biking

Sworek Hill

Mountain view of Annapurna and Gangapurna from Arjun Chupari.

Arjun Chupari.

Rakta Taal.

Orange orchards; Suntalabari. 


Historical Nuwakot.


Getting There

Syangja was connected to Pokhara and Butwal, two of the most prominent cities of Western Nepal, after the construction of the Siddhartha Highway. The highway enters this district in the North from Kubhinde and leaves in the South to Ramdi of Palpa district. Putalibazar is 37km from Pokhara and 127 km from Butwal and 238km from the capital.

Syangja doesn't have an airfield. However, Pokhara Airport is located in close proximity to the city. Regular buses and taxis are available to reach Putalibazar, Syangja from the airport. Yeti Airlines, Shree Airlines have been providing their service.



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