Nepal’s Top 100 Tourist Destinations-2: Lover’s paradise Rani Mahal (Palpa), a must see heritage
Updated: Feb 28, 2020
-Pradeep Pariyar Thapa
Exclusive: A visit to one of Nepal’s Top 100 Tourist Destinations, Rani Mahal (Palpa) will leave you mesmerized forever. Dubbed as Nepal’s Taj Mahal and Symbol of Love for lovebirds and authors, Rani
Mahal had long been lost it’s glory but it has found its new lease of life in recent years after restoration and renovation works had been completed in 2010/11. Just 13 km from Tansen, an ancient city of Palpa, Rani Mahal offers a perfect getaway for trekking and heritage enthusiasts. If you’re a lovebird, you must put this magnificent monument on top of your travel bucket list.
Rani Mahal was built between 1892-1897 by Khadga Samser, the sacked Commandar-in-Chief and exiled brother of Prime Minister of Nepal, Bir Samser J.B.R. in memory of his beloved wife queen Tej Kumari.
This three story palace has 24 rooms, two ponds in the front garden, Pashupati Temple, Stable for horses and rooms for devotee nuns. From the main entrance, stone steps lead to bank of Kali Gandaki River but, currently, not accessible to the river bank. However, one can reach to the river while way out to the palace. According to the traditional belief that whoever takes a bath or even just touches the water from the river, it purify the person.
Rani Mahal, Palpa
Historical Heritage: *****