22, Apr 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

The Heart of the Dang District

A sub-metropolitan city of Dang District, Tulsipur is located in the inner Terai region of Nepal. It is the heart of the district. In the past, Dang and Deukhari were the part of the Baise Rajya. The Tharu civilization of Sukaurakot is one of the oldest human civilizations of Nepal. The civilization extended to the eastern part of the country with the migration of the people of this community towards the east. The city is known for its landscape and a slightly milder climate. It provides a gateway to the surrounding regions of Salyan, Nepalgunj, Pyuthan, Rolpa, Surkhet and Rukum. The city is rich in ancient temples, places with immense historical importance, diverse ethnic groups, languages, landscapes, lakes, flora and fauna, waterfalls which have been able to attract tourists from around the country


With good infrastructure and facilities, many people from the province no 5 and 6 have been making Tulsipur their home. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, it had a population of 141,528 people living in 31,243 individual households. Although being a small city, Tulsipur has cultural and traditional diversity. The major ethnic group being Chhetri, Bramins, Tharu, Magar, Kumal, Awadhi. Some of the people of Tulsipur are government officers and businesses while the majority of people are engaged in agriculture. Being a valley and having major rivers like Rapti and Babai River provides enough water for irrigation and fertile soil. 

Some of the major attraction of the City

Religious places like Ambikeshwari Temple, Kalimai Temple, Ram Janaki Temple, and many more. 

Ostrich Farm.

Ostrich Farm.

Visit the nearby village like Sonapur, Halwar, Laxmipur, Hapur, Koilabas, Lamahi, Ghorai. 

Mulkot Cave and Chameri Cave

Chameri Cave

Explore the wildlife of the region.



Community Homestay; Experience the warm hospitality of the Dangali people.

Barakune Daha.

 Barakune Daha.

Beautiful Tuhi Valley.

Purandhara Waterfall.

Purandhara Waterfall.

Dharapani Temple; Tallest Trishul in the World.

Dharapani Temple

Major Shopping hub from people from Salyan, Rukum and local people.

Banke National Park.

Banke National Park

Rapti and Babai River. 

Babai River

Getting There

Tulsipur is well-connected by road network to all major cities in Nepal. The East-West Highway is connected via a spur road to Tulsipur from Lamahi which is about 50km long. It is 445km from the capital and can take about 11-12 hours to reach. There are regular buses and micro going to the city from different parts of Nepal like Nepalgunj, Bhairahawa, Dhangadi, and many more. The bus station is always busy. Getting around the city is relatively easy as electric auto-rickshaws, buses and jeeps are available ready to take to your destination.

The city has its own airport called Tarigaun Airport or Dang Airport located at Tulsipur is running well. Nepal Airlines has regular flights from the capital and Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj also has regular flights to the airport



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Dolpa: The land of snowy peaks, ancient and remote villages, rich wildlife, lovely Buddhist monasteries and wonderful lakes

Rukum: The place of 52 lakes and 53 hills

Birendranagar: Gateway to Karnali Region

Dailekh: Dailekh, famous for its leather goods and petroleum mines

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