Banganga municipality ward no. 3 of Kapilvastu district. The Rajapani region in the district has become a destination for internal and external tourists. Situated at a distance of about 5 km from Pipra Chowk on the East-West Highway, the historically significant Rajapani area is full of different features.
The Rajapani area is spread over an area of approximately 27 hectares of community forest as a beautiful park of the Banganga municipality. This area is everyone’s choice for picnics, sightseeing, and organizing annual association events.
The tourist area of Rajapani has facilities for living, cooking, and dancing in different places. A playground, additional picnic sheds, and paved walkways are under construction. National tourists from various places in the Kapilvastu district, including Rupandehi, Nawalparasi, Palpa, Arghakhanchi, and Dang, have come to this area for picnics and sightseeing.
Similarly, as this area is on the stretch of the Chakarchowda highway that is in direct contact with India, Indian tourists also come from places like Sohratgarh, Wardpur, and Naugadh in India that are connected to the Nepalese border.
It is also likely to attract thousands of tourists if it is linked to the Lumbini Master Plan. It is necessary to build various infrastructures to attract tourists and properly manage natural beauty.
This group of forest consumers from the Rajapani community is named after the original Rajapani of historical importance within this forest area. Since time immemorial, it has been known to flow continuously and water to flow constantly. On the other hand, it is also associated with Lord Buddha.
According to sources, Gautama Buddha’s father, King Suddhodhan, used to walk through the forest on his way to his father-in-law Devadaha from the Tilaurakot Palace, and on the way, he used to drink the Rajapani origin water and rest in the meadow here.
It is said that the name of this place was Rajapani after King Suddhodhana made it a destination for drinking and resting. With this in mind, this community forest has initiated tourism with the intention of highlighting the conservation of this origin and its historical importance.
According to the officials, additional assistance is needed as the work has been done by drawing up a master plan to make it more systematic despite the support of various organizations so far.
The fact is that the tourism sector has made a significant contribution to the economic prosperity of Nepal. Rajapani in the Kapilvastu district is close to Lumbini and is a place that is associated with the Buddha. It needs the cooperation of various agencies to make it a major tourist destination in the district. If the important state body, which supports the development of tourism in Nepal, creates the necessary environment for cooperation, it will contribute to economic prosperity.
Additionally, Kapilvastu is the home to more than 136 historical places. It can be one of the major tourist destinations if such places and their historical significance are advertised properly to the internal as well as external tourists.
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