Trekking route to Badimalika, a famous religious and tourism site in Bajura and the entire Sudurpaschim, has been constructed. The 13-kilometre trekking route from Martadi to Badimalika's Sota Patan has been constructed by Tourism Department.

According to the department engineer Sachin Kumar Yadav, Jalukeni Construction Service is carrying out the project. "As per the agreement, the construction company has to finish the project that also include the construction of sitting lounges and resting homes besides the trekking route itself within 18 months, but just in 10 months around 95 per cent of work has been finished," said the construction company owner Rishiram Fuyal, adding that the company had won the contract for the project for 24.8 million rupees.

Chief District Officer Gopal Adhikari said construction of the trekking route with resting homes had made it easier for tourists seeking to reach Badimalika.

"Though only 13-km now, the trekking route has made it easier for tourists heading for Badimalika," said Badimalika Municipality Mayor Padam Baduwal.

Badimalika hosts a fair every year during Janai Purnima when thousands of devotees from different places, including India, observe the fair.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 18 2021, of The Himalayan Times.