High lying Bridges of Parbat lures tourists

4th Dec, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

PARBAT, Dec. 4: Parbat which had the identity of attractive caves, biggest fossil, lakes, palace and other scenery and artistic features the district now has gained the popularity as the district of High Lying bridges.

The master plan to build the bridge was initiated in 1988 but it came into life line only on 2010. The bridge in the highest altitude now has attracted the tourists along with the number of high lying bridges and long bridges in the district has increased.

The bridge connecting Parbat’s Kushma- Gyadi, Kushma- Kaiya and Kushma- Mudikuwa has increased the influx of the domestic tourists apart from it also has been dragging people from around the area to spend their time on holidays by visiting the bridge.

Now an estimated 5 Thousand people visits the bridges in the district and the number surges to about 7 thousand on holidays. The bridges offer the visitors with the luring view of Kaligandaki and Modi River along with the Macchapuchre ranges.

The locals here also claim that domestic and international tourists visiting bridges has hiked further. “Tourists who returns back from Mustang stops and stays in the district to observe the high lying bridges in Kushma,” local entrepreneur Bisham Kumar Shrestha said.

The bridges which indeed are life line for the people have given additional beneficiary of increasing business in the area. Over two dozen hotels have been established in the area after the completion of the bridges.

The bridge constructed across the Kaligandaki River is 3 Hundred and 47 meters long situated at elevation of 156 meters which had the costing of 15.6 million rupees.