Top things to do in The Siddhartha Highway

Top Choice Nepali in Tansen (Palpa)

Nanglo West

You can’t go without sampling the Nepali delights at this atmospheric oasis in the centre of Tansen. In addition to a great Newari set thali with veg, chicken or mutton, they serve local dishes like choela (dried bu…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Butwal

Olive Garden Family Restaurant

Butwal's most popular restaurant offers a multicuisine menu, sprawling rooms, outdoor dining and live music Fridays at 6pm. Located immediately on the right as you enter Butwal from the north.
Hindu Temple in Tansen (Palpa)

Amar Narayan Mandir

At the bottom of Asan Tole (the steep road running east from Sitalpati), the Amar Narayan Mandir is a classic three-tiered, pagoda-style wooden temple. The mandir was built in 1807 by Amar Singh Thapa, the first gov…
Palace in Tansen (Palpa)

Tansen Durbar

At the southern end of Sitalpati is the striking red Tansen Durbar, which has been nicely restored after being razed during one of the Maoist insurgency’s most violent battles. The original building was built for th…
Plaza in Tansen (Palpa)


The main square in Tansen is dominated by (and named after) a curious octagonal pavilion, used for public functions in the days when Tansen was ruled by the governors of the Shah regime. Today it’s a popular meeting…
Nepali in Tansen (Palpa)

Royal Inn

Housed in a delightfully restored Newari house (duck your head through the doorways!) is this atmospheric restaurant run by young enterprising locals, located about 300m northwest of town. In addition to the recomme…
Gate in Tansen (Palpa)

Baggi (Mul) Dhoka

The local governor used to ride out to greet his subjects on an elephant through this grand gateway south of Sitalpati.