There’s always something new to see and learn no matter how many times you visit the same place. Each time is an eye-opener and each time it will just hit you how fortunate you are in your own way.
Last December when I went back for a very short trip to Nepal to accompany my mum, I visited this place called Tansen, which is in Palpa. I always knew my mum’s hometown was Palpa and I’m sure I’ve been there before but I never really thought much about it.
It took about 2 hours from Butwal to reach Tansen, though it felt so much longer because of the many turns and curvy roads. I’d say it was quite an adventure just sitting there in the car watching yourself go higher and higher in the mountains and to be so near the edge, it almost felt like a slow roller coaster.
Tansen is an ancient hill town that is located midway between Lumbini and Pokhara. It is located in between Nepal’s two most touristy areas, Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and Pokhara, known for its trekking heaven. So, if you were to take a road trip between those two places, you’d definitely be passing by Tansen. If you do, you should certainly take a day rest here and enjoy this lively town.
Tansen to me was like a hidden gem. The fact that the closest city was more than 2 hours away, yet people still created homes and lived in such hilltops was so fascinating to me.
Because we were in a hurry to get to my mum’s grandmother’s place which was on the way, I wasn’t able to explore the little town bazaar or really go anywhere out the car.
I never thought I’d see a place so colorful and beautiful. I really hope that I can visit this place again and truly get to immerse in its beauty.
I know that next time, I will.