Halesi Fair draws huge throngs

KHOTANG: A religious fair at Halesi in Khotang district has begun on the occasion of Ram Nawami. People from far and near are visiting in large numbers, thronging the Halesi temple since three days. Halesi temple, at an altitude of 5,500 meters above sea level, is considered one of the most ancient and beautiful places in eastern Nepal. The government had provided Rs 1.5 million to develop the area. This historical and religious site has the potential to draw internal and external tourists if it is developed.