Thursday, 25 April, 2024

President Bhandari visits Indra Daha (Photo Feature)

President's Indra Daha visit, Photo - Sujan Gurung

By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Mar. 13: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari today visited Indra Daha area, a historical and tourism place which is situated at Dahachok of Chandragiri municipality-1, Kathmandu.

On the occassion President Bhandari laid a wreath on the statue of Kalu Pande and observed Indra Daha, cemetery of Kalu Pande and Dahachock view tower among others.

From the place Himalayan range, Gorkha durbar and Kathmandu Valley can be seen clearly.

The historic and religious site Dahachok has been in the list of 100 new touristic sites recognized by the government. Indra Daha also lies in Dahachok and the Indradaha Tourism Festival takes place here on Fagun 9 each year. 

The Dahachok five-storey view tower was inaugurated by Prime Minister Oli on February 21.

Kalu Pandey, the army chief during the reign of King Prithvi Narayan Shah who is taken as a unifier of modern Nepal, had attained martyrdom during the Kirtipur war on Jeth 19, 1814 BS. He was laid to rest at the cliff of Dahachok as per his wish. He wished to be buried facing Gorkha and Manakamana and it had happened on the direction of Gorkha’s King Prithvi Narayan Shah.