Fascinating Gulmi’s Resunga and Ridi

Posted in Travel & Places at 4:12 pm by www.PHALANO.com

By Rajesh KC

Gulmi district, a part of Lumbini zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district with Tamghas as district headquarters has holy places, like Ridi and Resunga hill with its rich biodiversity and historic value, are some of the fascinating places of Nepal.

Holy place of the region, Resunga is one of the most beautiful hills to visit in Nepal. Amazingly, elevated at 2347 meter above sea level, Resunga is about 3-4 hours trek from the district headquarters Tamghas. There is also a rough road -for small 4-wheelers- almost up to the top. One can have a spectacular 180 degree view of snowcapped mountains (like Mount Dhaulagiri) to the flats of Terai from the view tower. A religiously popular Yagyashala (fire place), old temples, ponds and a view tower are the attractions of the place. Region’s holy festivals Harisayani Ekadashi (June-end), Saune Aunsi (mid-August) and Haribodhani Ekadashi (mid-October) take place in Resunga annually.

I along with my friends had a great opportunity to have a memorable overnight stay at the Yagyashala’s dormitory. Though we crashed the Yagyashala at midnight at around 11:30, Yogis shown us a great hospitality and prepared food whatever they have. We dinned rice and Gundruk (dried vegetable’s soup) – very tasty!

Yagyashala in Resunga

Mt Dhaulagiri as seen from Resunga

Mount Dhaulagiri and Yagashala’s Gajur

Mountain range as seen from Resunga

Tamghas valley as seen from view tower

Resunga view tower

Gulmi disrtict headquarters Tamghas as seen from Resunga.

Bhagawati temple in Tamghas

Resunga view tower

Another holy place Ridi also known as Ruru Kshetra sacredly located at the confluence of the Ridi Khola stream and the river Kali Gandaki. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims from Nepal and India pay homage to lord Rishi Keshav in Ridi during Makar Sakranti festival in mid January every year. Ridi is the locality for the biggest yearly fair in the area.

Ridi bazar

A hut in Ridi

It is claimed that the most famous temple here, the Rishikesh Mandir, was established by Mukunda Sen, King of Palpa. The temple underwent several renovations and its original shape has been changed.

Rishi Keshav temple in Ridi

Ridi Bazar

Morning Ridi and a local tailor

Ridi river

All pics by Rajesh KC


  1. Bikram Thapa/Australia,sydney said,

    March 1, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Thank u Rajesh ji,u r doing a great job,actually u take me to my home,please keep it up ,and thanks once again

  2. hari sing thapa,sydney,Australia said,

    March 1, 2008 at 11:54 am

    thanks phalano team ,u people r doing great job for country,go on all ….comments are given up by many friends,u take me to my birth place,many thanks for u rajesh g.

  3. Raju Alexandria, Virginia USA said,

    March 1, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    “Resungako dandai danda, jharyo des lahure mayalu
    Maile bhane bolai rahane, lahure neto katyo mayalu”
    Your pictures reminded this folk song by Bhesh Bahadur Sir in our School’s Anv. Day programme in Tamghas. Similarly, Maghe Sankranti ko melama ridima lagne melako yad aayo.
    Thank You for lively and lovely pictures of my village tamghas with special focus to Resunga and Ruru Kshrtra.
    “Bihan Uthane Bitikai Himal Dekhna Paiyos
    Yee Hatle Sandhai Sandhai Nepal Lekhna Paiyos.”

  4. sita said,

    March 1, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Special thanks for phalano .com
    I am very proud u show me my birth place Ridi Bazar

  5. S.P tuladhar Kathmandu said,

    March 2, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Hi Rajesh ji,
    Greak work. You are great………….

  6. kathmandu said,

    March 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    i wonder to see my homeland site. What a heaven in earth; my district. I lkove it.

  7. Bhamir, Tanahun / delhi said,

    March 4, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Rajesh ji
    verry nice pics N Thnk u or abt this…????

  8. Sushil Rana Afghanistan Kabul said,

    March 5, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks a lot Rajesh.
    Great Job I like it .

  9. rajendrabhattrai bangalore said,

    March 6, 2008 at 11:29 am

    hello namaskar phaland.com my name is rajendrabhattrai address baitadi distice sakar vallage sakar word no 4 sakar now im liveinge in bangalore please give the any E-Mail address near my distice thanks fore yuo have a nice day 6 march 2008

  10. sanjit, california said,

    March 7, 2008 at 8:18 am

    great pics of Ridi bazar, my birth-place. Miss my place. I know that suchikar daai and all the houses in the bazaar. By the are the pics from maghe sakranti as there is bazar in bagar.

  11. Nepal/Lalitpur said,

    March 7, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Rajesh, Your great job made me easy to share about our culture, nature to my foriegn friends. Thanks a lot.

  12. muna said,

    March 7, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    i m extremly delighted to see these pictures. i had been there once when i was a kid and it is still same.thanks for ur pictures. muna sapkota uk


    March 7, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    राजेश जी सर्वप्रथम् हजुरलाई गुल्मेली को तर्फ बाट नमस्कार छ धन्याबाद छ !!!
    राजेश जी म गुल्मेली भएकोले र आज हजुरको सहयोगले गर्दा गुlमीहेर्ने मौका पाएकोमा म हजुरलाई मुरि मुरि धन्याबाद दिन्छु आशा छ आगामी दिन हरुमा पनि येस्ता तस्बिर हरु हेर्न पाउने छु । aaja hami sat samundra pari bata pani aafno janma thau ka pic dekhna payeko ma dherai khusi kageko chha
    milan/ guangzhou china

  14. deepak kumar pandey india said,

    March 8, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    राजेश जी सर्वप्रथम् हजुरलाई गुल्मेली को तर्फ बाट नमस्कार छ धन्याबाद छ !!!
    राजेश जी म गुल्मेली भएकोले र आज हजुरको सहयोगले गर्दा गुlमीहेर्ने मौका पाएकोमा म हजुरलाई मुरि मुरि धन्याबाद दिन्छु आशा छ आगामी दिन हरुमा पनि येस्ता तस्बिर हरु हेर्न पाउने छु tapai ko bhai deepak kumar pandey india

  15. Babu Ram Adhikari said,

    March 9, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    First of all thanks for your great job Rajesh ji. I am from Arghakhanchi District & i have to go in my village on the way of this holy places.I know the value of Maghe Sangkranti Mela of RURU CHETRA (Ridi) & the natural,Historical & ritual Value of Resunga.I have to read one browser of this places before 1 month & today i have to see in your website.I am going in my village after 2 month & i hope i will collect some interesting pictures for your website.Thank you Very much.

    Baburam Adhikari (Aakash)
    Hadi Gaun,Kathmandu

  16. vishma gautam from butwal said,

    March 12, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    rajesh bro many many thanks for photos
    bro you visti n keep our historical place in web iy comments is
    there r many other historical and beautiful place in gulmi such as dibrung dha timure chandrakot chakrashowr n many more if u have included
    photos of this place it would be better if possible plz do that

  17. Shree Thapa, Tamghas said,

    March 12, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    I really appreciate your piece of work.

    Above all your pictures are cool.

    keep it up.

  18. Kabindra Parajuli, Sydney , Australia said,

    March 13, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Fantastic performance. Nobody can stay without appreciating phalao for its great job. I haven’t been to gulmi myself . I am from Pokhara . But seeing those spectular forum, I think I must go there soon. It reminds me of my nepal a lot. I m missing my Nepal. Keep going .
    Than Phalono will be no longer Phalano

  19. London, The UK said,

    March 14, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Rajesh dai
    I was born in Gulmi and visited Gulmi before two years although we migrated to terai some years ago. By seeing the photos I could refresh my memories of my birthplace. Thank you.

    Hiralal Aryal

  20. Surya Krishna Shrestha/ Dubai said,

    March 15, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Rajesh Ji,
    Pretty good job, which i highly appreciated. as i was born and grown up in Gulmi but currently in Dubai.
    Due to ongoing violence and conflict in the nation, day by day our country is plunging into crisis and due to the same reason we are forced to sideline from gulmi to horizon far for the sake of money. But everybody has to understand that it’s not our wish but again it’s our compulsion.

    Today while throwing my first glance to this site i got taken aback seeing inchanting views of Gulmi which evoked my by gone days.

    Again many thanks for you effort and would appreciate more if we could get chance to view some picture from Shantipur.

    Kindest Regards,
    Surya Krishna Shrestha

  21. Pawan kharel from Belgium said,

    March 15, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Hello! Rajesh dai u r good photografar of nepal. You have good knowladge of nepali society. I like your great job . Best Of Luck

  22. prakash,anpchour3,bhukuwa said,

    March 18, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    wonderful rajesh dai,i have not any sabdha,for you.iam so proud of you dai,best of luck.

  23. mitra lal aryal doha qater said,

    March 21, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    mitra lal aryal anpchour 03, gulmi newarry ,march ,21,2008, friday local qater 1030 am

    hi rajesh sir how are you hope that you & all your whole famly are fine

    sir tapai koo tarif kasari garnnu ra kohi kahi pani bhannu parne china tapai lai dhannabad , thanks bhanna chahanchu asha rakchu ki anpchour samma koo pani photo ma dakhna saknichu hola future ma thanks all of you &all of your friend &famly have a great day all the best ,

  24. prakash,anpchour3,bhukuwa said,

    March 30, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    kunai word nai chaina ma sanga.kasari yas lai sabda ma lekhu.rajes dai thank u .gulmi samma ko kathin bato lai pani chitra ma utareko ma.best of luck.prakash kharal

  25. kallis/Sydney said,

    April 2, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    kallis said,
    i am very happy to see your website and saw all the galary of gulmi especially tamghas as well Ridi. You collected historical places like Ridi and resunga so again i will give you thanx for all this things.
    kallis thapa

  26. Myagdi, Now hongkong said,

    June 3, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for your great job. Realy beautiful, a part of heaven. I love nature and its beauty. You try also my heart Myagdi, ghorepani-POON HILL.
    Thank you.
    Devendra Pun
    Kaphaldanda, Myagdi
    Now : HK

  27. Krishna/tamghas said,

    June 20, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Oh how a nice picture.thank u for introducing gulmi district throughout the world.


    June 20, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Hello Rajesh ji
    you have done really great job. no matter how u got this picture urself or by downloding. It very nice to see ridi or resunga its my beautiful dist gulmi thanks

  29. arun lad said,

    June 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    this is very nice seen. please send the seen rupakot.
    thank you.

  30. mumbai india said,

    July 1, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    hello im very heppy how a nice picture. thank u for introducing gulmi district throughout the world indra deep vision from mumbai india devdaha-6 rupandehi………..

  31. indra deep vision mumbai bikhorli (w) said,

    July 1, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    hello im very happy. how a nice picture .i see your website and sow all the picture of gulmi tamghash as ridi. i will give you thanks for all this things indra deep vision kharjyang-2 gulmi now mumbai mo. 9920652480

  32. nepal said,

    July 2, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Dear brother very much thanku .

  33. Govinda Thapa [isma] kathmandu said,

    July 2, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Dear brother very much thanku.,by the way of u presenting these figure we r abale to seen.

  34. indra deep vision mumbai bikrhorli (w) said,

    July 2, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    hello we are very happy how a nice picture galary. we see your website (phalano.com)–gulmi, tamghash & ridi bajaar .we will give you thanks (rajesh) for all thish thinks-indra deep vision & aakash gulmeli thito -kharjyang -2 gulmi (mankot) bishnu hitang,+maya gurung, sarada ,radhika devdaha-4 ( sunkauda) rupandehi.im indra deep vision from bikhroli mumbai. 83 .mobail 9920652480.

  35. Butwal, Nepal said,

    July 7, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    It is our proud to get our place images and information in PHALONO.com. Everything included in this site are praisable. I think if images and informations of other different places of Gulmi, specially Shringeshwor Dham tapovan(Lekha), lies at the top of Baletaksar Bazar, Temple of Bamga, Choega, also must included there. THanks for Rajesh Dai.

  36. Hari Prasad Gyawali, Baletaksar-9.(Now: Butwal) said,

    July 7, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Namaste me hari,
    Specially i like to thanks Rajesh Dai for PHALONO.com and like to drop one short feedback about including features of Simichaur Airport, Temple of Bauwa & view of it’s sides villages, Choega, and other new places of Gulmi.

  37. remme4ever@yahoo.com(Batauli Bazar) said,

    July 9, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Namaste! Namaste! Namaste!
    It is very good to get Gulmi’s photos in phalano.com. Rajesh kc dai lai thank u bhnera matra kaha pugchhara. aba yeslai aja bisesh banauna rajesh dai lai hamro sujab ra sallaha ko khancho huncha hai?
    (Prakash Gyawali, Baletaksar-9, Gulmi)

  38. asbinpaudel@yahoo.com(Shankarnagar, Butwal) said,

    July 9, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Gulmi ko afu nabhayepani, malai gulmi man parchha. Rajesh dai le gulmi lai phalano.com ma sajaunu bhyachha, thanks ani gulmi basilai sayog upalavda garauna agra garchhu.
    Asbin Paudel says Bye.

  39. prakash acharya/london said,

    July 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    i m very much glad to pacify the thirst of the nature of my home town.thanks 4 ur job bro

  40. milan kumar khanal said,

    July 19, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    tapahi haru ko babsait ramkro lagay yar milan risi ram and ravinder parkash

  41. delhi,india said,

    July 26, 2009 at 4:45 am

    i had came delhi olly a few days ago i’m in lalkuwa in delhi my house is in purkot daha gulmi .when i search resunga gulmi ii google i’m very much excited to see the photos of gulmi which reminded me my by-gone days i miss gulmi a lot thanks for the phalano.com team.mob no 00919555273335

  42. kashiraj marasini malaysia said,

    July 26, 2009 at 9:39 am

    hi mr rajes, thak u very much 4 given a chance to viewing about our gulmi, now we r really missing our village and all pictures very deeply touching our heart.in the end we want to request to rajesh ji pl next time let us to view tamghas than, tamghas dheurali and upllo tamghas of sota gau.ok thaks,

  43. rabin singh/bangalore said,

    July 28, 2009 at 11:23 am

    you did great job, please team of phalano.com please please try go our district and please you will get beautiful snap in ma district so we can also see from here…………

  44. Bhuban Bashyal said,

    July 28, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    i am very very happy to see these scene. In your web Site and show all Tamghas, Ridi And Resunga is very fabulous. thank you

  45. Gulmi Digam said,

    July 30, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Rajesh ji,
    Thanks for nice picture

  46. Pabitra Digam said,

    July 30, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Very nice to see, all the picturre.

  47. Suresh vurtun said,

    July 30, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    ramro lago ni photo

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