Brief Introduction

Rukum is one of district of Rapti zone. It is a hilly and mountainous district but there is plain area also. It is nearly 280km west of capital, Kathmandu. It is located at mid-western development region. It covers 2,877 sq. km (293182 hector) area. Musikot (Jumlikhalanga) is headquarter (administrative centre) of it.
Rukum district has many potential tourist destinations or attractions that are not explored. Mt. Sisne himal is the head of Rukum district; it is 5,849 meter (19,195 ft.). Sisne himal is known as Virgin Mountain because nobody climbed yet. There is a Rukmini Lake (locally “Kamal Daha”) in Rukumkot VDC of Rukum district. It is named by the flower Lotus.
Sani Bheri and Thuli Bheri are major 2 rivers of Rukum district except them there are many streams in this district. We can divide stream into two categories one is permanent which flows always and another is temporary which flows only the season of rainy. There are many possibilities from this stream and river. We can conduct boating or rafting in Sani Bheri and Thuli Bheri. We can irrigate our land by using this water and can grow our quantity of grain. The main possibility is we can produce hydro-electricity but it is flowing uselessly. The Occupation of Rukumeli people is related with the agricultural system so we can use water in our agricultural sector. Rukum is rich in water resources. There are two hot water origins in this district one is in Pokhara VDC near shore of Sani Bheri and another is in Maikot VDC, Pelma. The most popular rivers and streams are Sani Bheri, Thuli Bheri, Muru Stream, Lukumgad Stream, Pelma Stream, Ranma Stream, Ruji Stream, Chunbang Stream, Setigad Stream, Korja Stream, Puma Stream, Jahari Stream, and Sakchakhola Stream etc. The Rivers and stream have carried many tourism potential if there will be right utilization of water resources.

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