This article is about general overview of Ghorahi. For other uses, see Tribhuvannagar (disambiguation).
Nickname(s): दाङ
Motto: सुन्दर सान्त शहर हाम्रो रहर भब्य र शभ्य घोराही नगर
Location of Ghorahi in Nepal

Coordinates: 28°2′N 82°29′E / 28.033°N 82.483°E / 28.033; 82.483Coordinates: 28°2′N 82°29′E / 28.033°N 82.483°E / 28.033; 82.483

Country    Nepal
Development Region Mid-Western
Zone Rapti Zone
District Dang Deukhuri District
Municipality Ghorahi
Population (2011 Census[1])
 • Total 62,928
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)
Postal code 22400
Area code(s) 082

28°02′42″N 082°29′16″E / 28.04500°N 82.48778°E / 28.04500; 82.48778 (Ghorahi, Dang-Deokhuri district, Nepal)

Ghorahi , (Nepali: घोराही), formerly Tribhuwannagar [त्रिभुवननगर] is a municipality and largest city of Dang Valley, Dang Deukhuri District of Rapti Zone, southwest Nepal. It is the second-largest city of mid and far western region of Nepal. It is the oldest municipality of Rapti zone. The name of Tribhuwannagar was related to the name of late king Tribhuwan of Nepal. After becoming a republic in 2008, the city name was changed to Ghorahi.

Ghorahi can be reached by the road that goes 23 kilometers North from Lamahi, a small town on the East west highway.


Ghorahi municipality was established January 29, 1979 with the amalgamation of Ghorahi VDC and Sewar Bangaun VDC to form Tribhubannagar Municipality with a population of 12.279.After becoming a republic in 2008, the city name was changed to Ghorahi.


Roads connect Ghorahi to Rukum, Rolpa, Pyuthan and Salyan districts. A new road links Ghorahi to Birendranagar, Surkhet. It is also one of the route to one of the seven pilgrims of Nepali.e. Swargadwari. Dang airport (code DNG) is 23 kilometers from city.


The population in 2001 was over 55435 in more than 8945 households. As regarded one of the new capital state of federal Nepal, the inward migration rate is intolerably high.[2]


The literacy rate is 72.52 percentage. Ghorahi is home to both Mahendra Multiple College and Nepal Sanskrit University. It supports as an educational hub of students from mid western region as it is enriched with different levels of educational institutions. It has many educational institutions from primary to higher level. The only Sanskrit university of Nepal is there.

No.of Primary school=16

    Lower secondary school=4
      Secondary school=22
  Higher secondary school= 27
  University campus=3


A sub-regional level hospital along with child hospital, eye hospital and regional ayurveda hospital are serving the people here.Many other private and community level hospital are providing 24 hrs service to the dwellers of rapti region there.Many private hospitals and nursing homes are also under construction. It also has many clinics with highly experienced and qualified doctors.

Drinking Water and Sanitation

Ghorahi municipality has clinched way to quench the thirst of citizens with many drinking water projects as ghorahi khanepani, bharatpur khanepanee and other locals.The total of 12 tons of waste is prod to Many deep level water suppliers are also running with some mineral water industries. Ghorahi municipality has won the title of "Most clean and sanitated city" of Nepal as it has managed its sanitation project with landfill site in its 9th ward ; Karautee Danda. It is also one of the 5 municipalities who have managed their Dumping and Sanitary site.One tractor, one tripper,60 rickshaw are used to collect waste from the city.

Industrial Development

Ghorahi has its proposed industrial site in its 5th ward with huge possibility of industrial development. It has already hosted more than 1000 big,small,medium,and cottage industry.Many cement industry are under construction which are supposed to minimize huge quantity of import of cement from India. The cement industries like Ghorahi cement industry and Sonapur cement industry have already started their production. Ghorahi cement industry is supposed to be the largest cement industry in Nepal.Besides all these Dang district is also forward in poultry feed industries. Many small scale and medium scale industries related to poultry are running in this region.


Media and communication was quite limited until the 1990s, however in the following decade there has been a proliferation of private media in print, radio and television. There are privately owned 5 local FM stations in Ghorahi as sworgadwari F.M, Madhyapachim F.M, Indreni F.M,Ganatantra Rapti F.M, Jharana F.M with additional 8 FM stations in the district making a total of 13 FM stations.There are 3 local television stations: Ambikeshwori Television, RC Channel and Rapti Television. Ghorahi Today is the only leading online news and entertainment portal of dang and the rapti region. Ghorahi Today is under the supervision of Ghorahi Media Network. About 5 national daily newspapers, in Nepali are published in the city along with several other weekly and monthly news and entertainment newspapers and magazines. Almost all major national newspapers published in Kathmandu have distributions in Ghorahi.

Place of Interest

Ambikeshwori Mandir

It lies in the 5th ward of the Municipality and its history is mentioned in the famous religious book of Hindus i.e. swosthani

Ratna Nath Mandir

It lies in the 4th war of the municipality and famously known as Gorakshya siddha ratna nath Mandir. It is one of the historic place of Nepal.

Barha kune Mandir

It lies in the 7th ward of the municipality.A special fair is organised here during Maghe sankranti. It is also a famous tourist spot.

Pandaveshwor Mandir

It is related to the Pandavs of the famous epic Mahabharata. A special fair is organised during Maha Shiv Ratri.


External links

  • Ghorahi municipality site ;

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