Dadeldhura district is a part of Sudurpashchim Pradesh. It is a beautiful hilly district with old temples, lakes. This district is well known for folk music and folk songs. This district is also known as the queen of hills.
It is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. It covers an area of 1,538 km2 and according to the census in 2011 it has a population 142,094.
The region has a desert-mountainous landscape that contains many religious temples. The district is seldom visited by tourists but contains local routes to Mt Kailash in Tibet, Ra Ra Lake in Humla district and the last remaining remnants of the Far Western Malla Kingdom.
The spoken language is Dotyal and the majority of inhabitants are Hindu. The district is rural but some modernization is occurring. Dadeldhura is the most developed district among the other hilly districts in the far western region.
The highest temperature ever recorded over there was 34.3 °C (93.7 °F) on 20 June 2012, while the lowest temperature ever recorded was −5.0 °C (23.0 °F) on January 2009.
One of the most important historical places in Dadeldhura is Amargadhi Fort. This fort is a historic monument, directly connected to the unification of Nepal by King Prithvi Narayan Shah. The Ugratara Temple is another attraction here. Numerous worshippers come to this place of pilgrimage in the mountainous landscape.
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