Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Unknown till a few months back, scenic Tindhare waterfall lures now in hundreds

Spellbinding Tindhare waterfall lies 60 km away in the east from Kathmandu .

By Yalu Joshi, Kavre, Sept. 18: Located at Kafaldanda, Roshi Rural Municipality-2 in Kavrepalanchowk district, some 60 km away in the east from Kathmandu, Tindhare Jharana (waterfall) was a spellbinding natural beauty known only to the locals till a couple of months back.

But now, popularized as Bahubali (a Bollywood movie) waterfall in the social media, about two thousand people visit this scenic spot a day, thanks to social media where people who visited this place made its beauty viral.

People, especially youngsters, from Dhulikhel, Banepa, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu are visiting this mesmerizing almost 300 meter high waterfall.

Photos by Bikash Dware/TRN

To get to this lovely scenic spot, one has to take the road to Sindhuli-Bardibas from Dhulikhel and reach Jaruwakhola through Namo Buddha and Dapcha and then go on foot for about an hour from Jaruwa Khola to Kafaldanda.

Bir Bahadur Magar, Chairman of the Tindhare Waterfall Coordination Committee, said that the waterfall had been there for hundreds of years but it became popular after some people took its pictures by drone cameras in the first week of February.   

"We are 32 households around this waterfall and presently we are repairing slippery trail to the waterfall by we locals' volunteer labour," said Magar.

He said that as many tourists visiting the scenic spot complained of risky trail, works related to paving the path with stone had also been started in the initiative of the Rural Municipality and that iron railing bar would also be put in place so as to save visitors from falling down the waterfall.

The Rural Municipality has allocated Rs. 500, 000 for protection and preservation of the waterfall, said Chairman Magar. He added that the local level had also allocated recently a million rupees for improving the access road to the waterfall and that they were also informed that the Provincial government was also mulling over providing development budget for the waterfall.

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