KATHMANDU: Rampur of Palpa and Kaligandaki Besi is in complication due to lack of work to attract tourists.
People have started settling in Rampur and markets are also increasing but still there is no tourism development of this area. Rampur is also announced as second industrial state of Eastern Palpa and is also been changed into Municipality from VDC. As there is all sort of development in Rampur but it is still behind in case of tourism development.
“Government ignorance towards Rampur is creating a problem for tourism development of this place.” Social Worker, Lekhnath Sharma said. “Due to unmanaged market, colonies and sewage; lack of cordial and broad roads, are the reasons for problem of tourism development of Rampur.” He added.
There is a high chance of bringing tourists to Rampur as this place is popular for natural, cultural, historical and agricultural precinct. Rampur is also prominent for its Vultures conservation area in Khaireni Community Forests, Taal Pokhara, View Tower, Keladi, River Kaaligandaki, Kaule Dadha, Kabuliyati Forests, Sita Kund where Sita took bath during her menstruation, Ramghat Temple and Ram Gufa where Lord Ram meditated. Ramche Forests, Ram Temple, Tapu Dham, Stove where Lord Ram used to cook food and Siddhababa Temple are some of the historical and cultural precinct of Rampur.
People from various communities like Magar, Newar, Kumal, Damari and Brahman resides in Rampur. View Tower is positioned in Ramche Forests, where beautiful sight of Syanja, Tanahun and Nawalparasi can be viewed. Daily thousands of tourists visit to Pokhara and Lumbini through Palpa.
“We are not able to allure tourists of Pokhara and Lumbini to visit Rampur.” said Chief of Tourism Promotion Committee Rampur, Murarai Prashad Kafle. “Lack of cordial roads is responsible for improper tourists flow.” He added.
As Rampur is prominent for historical, cultural and tourism precinct, economy of the place Rampur can be heightened if there is development of tourism in this place.