Doti lies in Seti Zone in the Far-Western Development Region of Nepal whose district headquarter is Dipayal with an area of 2,025 sq. km which is divided into 50 VDCs and one municipality. Doti has a total population of 211,746 where Agriculture and cottage industries are the main economic activities of the district. Agriculture is the main source of income in about 92.51 percent of the households.
Places To Visit:
Shaileshwari: The temple of Goddess Shaileshwari is situated at Silgadhi in Doti district. It is one of the most famous shrines in the mid-western and far-western hills of Nepal. The immortal in the temple complex includes a Shiva lingam, Chaturbhuj Narayan, Ganesh, Bhairab and Masta where Special Puja’s are offered here during the Dashain Festival.
The Ruins Of Raika Palace: The Far West Region is also known as the Doti region. The fascinating history of Doti goes back to the 13th century when Niranjan Malldeo founded the Doti Kingdom following the fall of Karyuris Kingdom. RAAIKAs started ruling this region from 1047 AD, the first King of RAAIKA was Subhikshu Raaj who extended the border of the Kingdom from Doti in The East to Almoda and Gadhwaal of India in The West and Terai in The South. While in power Raaikas had built the large palace at the Dipayal area, the capital of the state. The palace occupies around 508.74 km2 of land at the north part of Dipayal City.