Dailekh

Dailekh

Dailekh

Dailekh

Dailekh is a hilly district in Karnali Province of mid-western Nepal. The archaeological remains and inscriptions found in Dailekh reveals its connection with the ancient Khasa (Malla) kingdom of Nepal. Many old temples of religious significance can also be found in this region. Therefore, it can be said that Dailekh is of archaeological, spiritual, and historical importance as it is of natural. It is a relatively untouched district; many precious medicinal herbs can be found here in abundance alongside forests filled with rhododendron trees. Gandaki, Karnali and Bhairavi are the major rivers that flow through this district. Dailekh is famous for its leather goods, the leather shoes being the area of focus.

Popular attractions of Dailekh are Pancha Koshi pilgrimage site, one of the Shakti Peeth shrines. Sati’s feet are said to have fallen from her immolated body. The shrine is highly revered by the locals as well as visitors. Shristhan, Navisthan, Paduka and Dharaleshwar fall under the Pancha Koshi site. Bhurti complex, a collection of 22 temple monuments dedicated to Bhurti, constructed in dry stone masonry, a style unique to the region. This complex is also a part of the tentative UNESCO WHS. Other important sites in this area are: Kotgadhi and Bhairavi Kunda.

The nearest airport to this district is located at Surkhet (130.2km) travelers can take a bus from here and reach Dailekh in about five and a half hours. Moderate inns and and homestays are available for accommodation in Dailekh.

 

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