Sindhuligadhi rebuilding to start soon

Sindhulimadhi, November 16

With the Non-Resident Nepali Association handing over reconstruction master plan for the historic Sindhuligadhi fort, people in Sindhuli are hopeful that the site will be finally rebuilt.

According to Kamalamai Municipality chief, work related to reconstruction has already started.

“We’ve already called for tender for fencing the site. Soon, tender for the reconstruction work will also be called,” said the mayor, adding that the road linking the site is being black-topped. Further, the mayor also informed of plans to instal the statues of late king Prithivi Narayan Shah and Bansha Gurung at the heritage site.

Sindhuligadhi is a living memory of the war between Nepal and the British India.

The trenches and forts made in that war are still intact and allow visitors to understand the war strategy of the Nepali soldiers back then.

Local Ram Bahadur Tamang enthused over the prospect of tourism in the area after the reconstruction work was completed. “Though late, we are hopeful the site will be reconstructed. As the government has recently recognised it as one of the 100 tourist destinations it will definitely attract a lot of tourists,” he said.

Nestled at an altitude of 4,648 ft from the sea level, Sindhuligadhi is equally famous for its natural beauty. It is some 150 km from Kathmandu.