The town of Tansen is Palpa District’s administrative center. It is found in western Nepal, specifically between Pokhara and Butwal. The town has a moderate climate. Its average temperature does not go beyond 30°C and does not go lower than 0°C. The town is home to Newari communities that engage in trade, metalwork, and dhaka cloth production. The town can be reached by taking a local bus from Butwal or Pokhara.
The town used to be the capital of the old Magar kingdom of Tanahun which, before the time of the Shah Dynasty, was one of the most powerful in the region. This kingdom was so powerful that it almost overtook Kathmandu. Eventually, the power and influence of [Read more…]