Panchakot/Shaligram (Ammonite) Museum and Rangvenkatesh Temple

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    Location

    Longitude: 82°52’47’’-83°40’38’’
    Latitude: 28°04’38’’-28°38’06’’

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    Temperature

    Maximum: 21.°c
    Minimum: 5°c

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    Rainfall

    1673.2 mm

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    Weather

    Sub-tropical, Temperate, Sub-Alpine

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    Accommodation

    Hotel, Lodge, Resort and Community Home Stay

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    Culture

    Dance-Lakhe, Maruni, Ghatu, Hanuman, Jogi, Ropai, Katuwal, Putali, Ghantakarna, Sisno, Khesnae, Bagh (Tiger), Mayur (peacock), Jhakri, Adi, Sorathi, Salejo, Kheli, Thado Bhaka, Cultural and religious fairs

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    Access

    Pokhara to Jomsom: 72 km by Bus

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    Health Service

    Hospital, Health Post, Ayurvedic Centers, Clinic

This site of religious significance and abode for pilgrims is situated on the foothills of the Kalika and Malika mountains. The famous Tarajaalkot, Kaarikot, Maajhkot, Rangrangekot, and Sansarkot come together to form what is known as the “Saarwasidhidhham” also known as Panchakot. This area also has large idols of Garudharudh Narayan and Mahavir Hanuman, a decorated temple dedicated to Goddess Gandaki, and a Mirror Maze (Sish Mahal) palace with intricate glass works and decoration. There is a 108 feet tall world peace Kalash and a 5,555 kg large bell being constructed in the area. The site which is 7 km north of Baglung Bazar has been developed as a place of spiritual and tourism points with clear views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri mountains.

Situated in Kudulephedi, the Rangvenkates Muktinarayan temple has become a pilgrimage site for Tirupati Balaji for both domestic and external tourists. The temple has more than 10.000 artistic pebbles engraved with the word “Sri Ram and the woodwork in the temple is from Bhaktapur. There is a saying that the temple was built with clay from 108 pilgrimage sites in Nepal and India and has more than 10.25 million Ram-Naam names placed in the temple. In the vicinity of the pilgrimage site, there is a 100 feet long and 11.5 feet wide tunnel formally opened to tourists. The museum has displayed very rare Shaligrams over 10 million in numbers and replicas of Gandaki’s pilgrimage sites. There is also a residential Vedic school in the area. Panchakot has been enlisted as the top 100 tourism destinations of Nepal by the Nepal government.