Salme Danda (Gurkha Memorial) and Nuwakot Kala Bhairab Temple

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The contribution of the Gurkhas in the British army regional wars is a universal fact. More than 60,000 and stability in these wars. In recognition of their bravery and contribution to peace in the world, the Gurkha Memorial Trust 2061 B.S. was established on a 15 ha space at Salme Danda in Phedikhola rural municipality. The memorial site which is 1,350 m above sea level is largely inhabited by indigenous communities.

This place serves as a vantage point for a view of mountains ranges from Dhaulagiri in the west to Langtang in the east. It also provides a spectacular view of the southern landscape of lush green hills, highlands, rivers and settlements of indigenous communities. It makes an immediate impression on visitors. South of Salme Danda lies Nuwakot which carries religious, historical and touristic importance.

This area has a history of being ruled/governed by the kings of 22/24 principalities. As a vantage point, a large area of Syangja, Kaski, Parbat, Tanahu and Palpa districts can be seen from here. Nuwakot is a half hour bus ride from Phedikhola bazar along the Siddhartha highway. There is a Kala Bhairab temple here where scores of worshipper throng the temple on Tuesday.