Places for Tourist Destination in Sudurpaschim
Khaptad National Park:
Khaptad National Park is located in the Far-western region of Nepal. The park was gazetted in 1984 covering an area of 225 sq. km. The area of buffer zone is 216 sq.km. The park is the only mid-mountain national park in western Nepal, representing a unique and important ecosystem. The late Khaptad Swami moved to the area in 1940's to meditate and worship. He spent about 50 years as a hermit and became a renowned spiritual saint.
Suklaphanta National Park:
Shuklaphanta National Park is a national park in the Terai of the Far-Western Region, Nepal, covering 305 km2 of open grasslands, forests, riverbeds and tropical wetlands at an elevation of 174 to 1,386 m. It is bounded by the Mahakali river in the west and south. A small part extends north of the Mahendra Highway to create a wildlife corridor for seasonal migration of wildlife into the Sivalik Hills. It was gazetted in 1976 as Royal
Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and was enlarged to its presence size in the late 1980s. A buffer zone of 243.5 km2 was added in 2004.
Tikapur Park is one the biggest and beautiful parks in western Nepal situated at Tikapur Municipality of Kailali District. It was built by late King Mahendra. Tikapur Park has been an area of tourists entertainments and recreations. A very mass of people from in and outside of the country come to visit this place to explore various floras available.
Badimalika Temple is a Hindu temple. It is located in Triveni Municipality, Bajura district of Sudurpashchim Province. It is one of the major temples in Nepal. It is dedicated to Bhagwati. Malika Chaturdashi is its major festival. It is served by two priests, one representing the Kalikot district, and the other Bajura district.
One of the four shrines of Nepal,is a shrine of Lord Shiva located in Achham District in the confluence of the Budhi Ganga and Saraswati rivers in Achham district. The shrine has a school to teach Ved called Ved Bidhyashram. In 2020, the government allocated NPR 2 million for Baidyanath Dham to upgrade Ved Bidhyashram.
It is situated 46 km from Khalanga in Malikarjun Rural Municipality. The Malikarjun Temple contains idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Malika is workshipped as Parbati while Arjun represents Shiva. Devotees throng this temple every year during the months of Ashadh and Kartik by Nepali calendar. Gaura Festival is also celebrated here by major population of Darchula. This temple is also famous for a journey which is done by walking a long and ending it in this temple. It is very famous in Darchula District.
The temple considered as the open-air dancing theatre of Lord Shiva-Parvati. This "extensive Hindu temple build in Pagoda style is worshiped mainly for Devi Bhagawati, Dhalpura Devi and Kalika Devi.
The major festivals of the temple are Janai Purnima and Chaite Dashain on the very day devotees form all over Nepal and also from India come to visit.Though situated on the lap of Badimalika, this temple is considered as the belongings (elder sister) of Malika Devi. Rituals of Nateshwori are carried out by two sets of priests; one being the Thakuri priests and other the Bhramin Joshi. Shahi Thakuri of Khirpata and Joshi Bhramin of Belkatte are the ones who performs the ritual and can touch the deity. This temple is opened only during big festivals and on other few special days, the daily rituals of the temple are performed in the Bhandarghar in Thakurbada by Shahi Thakuri priests.