Land of meadows and lakes,it is also home to Nepal’s national bird, the Danfe
Ramaroshan a picturesque hill station with meadows and lakes is located in Achham District of Nepal at the altitude of 2500m. Renowned for 18 patches of the meadow (locally known as patans) it is a major tourism site of Achham District.
It is also the only habitat of Nepal’s national bird the Danfe (Lophophorus). It is also a good place to view the Budhi Ganga basin, along with the peaks of Mount Api, and Mount Saipal.
The place is surrounded by stiff rocky cliffs and green forests, terraced hill slopes and enchanting lakes. The abundant and colorful orchids and flowers along the way make it a must-visit place for exploring travelers.
History and Myth
The name is supposed to be derived after the name of Lord Ram. It is believed that Rama used to come to visit this place for its peace and serenity which was called Roshan at that time. Hence it got its name.
The place also holds religious significance because Lord Shiv and Parvati supposedly spent some time here after their wedding. Even in the present day, there are two neighboring wetlands called Rama and Roshan.
Ramaroshan is the only habitat of the national bird of Nepal, Danfe (Lophophorus) and is also famous for its rhododendron forests.
Most of the lakes are covered by various types of flowers that add to their natural beauty. Nature has also blessed this area with a wide variety of wildlife that includes tigers, bears, wild cats, musk deer, pheasants and a variety of bird species.
Highlights of the place
Sedimentary rock cliffs
Budhi Ganga basin
Badi Malika Temple
Spectacular view of Mt. Api, Mt. Saipal
Ramaroshan is located 424 km away from the capital Kathmandu. Take the bus from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi and then to Mangelsen from Dhangadi which is a 10hour ride from the city.
From Mangalsen, Ramaroshan is approximately 4 hours along beautiful scenic roads. Both private and public vehicles are available to take you there.