Makawanpur District is a district in the hilly region of central Nepal. The district, with Hetauda as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,426 km² and has a population of 477 (2011 census). Makwanpur district borders Patan, Kathmandu and Dhading to the north, Sindhuli to the east, Chitwan to the west and Parsa, Bara and Rautahat to the south. The population in Makwanpur district is predominantly Chhetri, Brahmin, Tamang, Magar, and Chepang.
Places To Visit:
Daman: There was a time when every traveler who entered Kathmandu valley by road, passed through Daman enjoying the marvelous view of the snow-capped Himalayas. Though less frequented by tourists, Daman arguably has the most breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalaya that stretches from the far west of Dhaulagiri to the east of Mt. Everest. You can still enter or leave Kathmandu valley via Daman by traveling along the old Tribhuvan Rajpath which separates from the present highway from Naubise. Daman is about 80 km south-west of Kathmandu and perched on a high ridge. There is a viewing tower within the Daman Mountain Resort fitted with a long-range telescope and there are excellent walks around Daman especially along the Palung valley.
Kulekhani(Indra Sarovar): Indra Sarovar is the largest manmade lake constructed at the deep Gorge between Markhu and Kulekhani VDC by the Kulekhani hydro project is one and only hydro project based on reserve system. Several rivers are blocked by the huge dam. This is 7 km. long and famous for rowing and fishery. It is about 35 km far from both Hetauda and Kathmandu where we can’t miss the beautiful surrounding of hills, green forest, and starry sky being amazingly reflected in the lake during a bright full moon. The brooks, that join the lake and the lake itself are famous for their freshwater fish like trouts.
Chitlang VDC and Stupa of Chaitya Shown(Ashoka Era): The history of Chitlang VDC is believed to be related to this stupa which itself holds the history of the visit of the great Indian emperor Ashoka. The oldies tell us that the name of the VDC ‘Chitlang’ has been derived from Newari ‘Chaittya Shown’ meaning ‘Chaittya-made of stones.
Hetauda City: Hetauda city, inhabited by almost 100 thousand people and named after Hedamba, is one of the important industrial area of Nepal which is the headquarter of Makawanpur district. The city is famous for its neat and clean environment with greenery. Puspalal Park, Bhutandevi Temple, Banaskhandi and industrial area are the main attraction of the city.
Chisapani Gadi: This is one of the historical places of Nepal. Chisapanigadhi is popular for strategic defense of the nation which is located at the strategic height where the weapons & resources were stored for the defense purpose which is surrounded by the deep trench wall. It used to be the check post for the foreigners and even for Nepalese to show their ‘Rahadani or Passport’