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Rani Mahal is a Rana palace located in the banks of Kali Gandaki River in Palpa district of Nepal. This palace was constructed by General Khadga Shumsher JBR in 1893CE.HistoryIn 1887 General Khadga Samsher Rana was forced to drop his royal titles and was sent to Palpa-Gauda as The Western Commander in Chief of Nepal.At Palpa-Gauda in 1892 Khadga Shumsher's beloved youngest wife Tej Kumari Devi died and within a year Khadga built a palace and named after his wife as Rani Mahal(Literary translates as Queens Palace).He also named the nearby forest as Rani Ban(Rani forest) along with naming the Ghats as Rani Ghat. In 1902 Khadga Samsher Rana along with his family fled from Nepal to India abandoning Rani Mahal which resulted in negligence of Rani mahal and eventually this palace structure started crumbling.Current StatusRani Mahal was largely turned into rubbles but by the end of 20th century Government of Nepal repaired and rebuild this structure into its original state.AccessCurrently, there is no motorable road to Ranimahal. A foot trail from Kailashnagar near the Batasedanda, about 3 km from Tansen leads to Ranimahal. It takes about 3-4 hrs walk to reach Ranimahal from Batasedanda.LegacyRani Mahal is considered as the "Taj Mahal of Nepal" due to its relative location in Kalighandaki River over a huge rock.For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Tansen holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ranighat Palace and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Tugged away it seems like not too many travelers make it to this place. Other than the beautiful building and its surroundings there not much to see. But then you will probably enjoy the nice walk to ... more »
Neben der tollen Lage erfährt man auch viel über die Bräuche der Hindus, da täglich Leute beim Baden, Waschen und Beten am Gandhaki zu beobachten sind. Der Weg von Tansen ist schon die Wanderung wert,... more »Besides its great location, you can learn too much about the customs of the Hindus since daily bathing, washing and praying on the amongst people observed. The way of singing is worth the hike already, there are some eateries along the way and the people are super nice. And we recommend the long way of the next, back just the Sagarmatha ask slope. There are several shortcuts from the Valley and one is from the approx. 1.5 hour back in readingView original
This deserted old palace makes a great day trip from Tansen. A 3 hour walk largely downhill finds you by this impressive ruin right by the Kali Gandaki river. Terrific views of Annapurna and Dhaulagir... more »
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