Chautara Sangachokgadhi: Where Nepali Tradition and Modernity Meet

4, May 2023 |

Chautara Sangachokgadhi is a beautiful and diverse municipality, offering visitors a glimpse into Nepali culture and tradition.

Chautara is a vibrant municipality located in the northern part of Nepal. It is situated in the Sindhupalchowk District of Bagmati Province and covers an area of approximately 50 square kilometers. Chautara was formed in 2014 by merging Pipaldanda, Chautara, Kubhinde, and Sanusiruwari Village Development Committees, and later expanded in 2017 to include Sangachok, Thulo Sirubari, Kadambas, Irkhu, Batase, and Syaule Village Development Committees, forming the Chautara Sangachowkgadi Municipality. The city is divided into 14 wards and serves as the district headquarters for Sindhupalchowk.

Chautara is a melting pot of cultures and religions, with people of various beliefs coexisting harmoniously. Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity are the major religions, and Nepali is the most commonly spoken language. Newari and Tamang are also spoken, as they dominate the population settlement.

The city is located at an altitude of approximately 1,600 meters above sea level and falls under the Deciduous Monsoon Forest Zone, with oak, pine, beech, maple, and other tree species dominating the vegetation. The staple food in Chautara is dal bhat, which comprises rice and lentil soup served with vegetable curries and achar. Momo, a type of Nepali dumpling, has become a popular fast food in Chautara, with various vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available.

Chautara is a city of festivals, with religious and cultural celebrations forming a significant part of its inhabitants' lives. The city celebrates various traditional festivals, including Loshar, Bada Dashain, Tihar, Maghe Sankranti, Naga Panchami, Janai Poornima, Teej/Rishi Panchami, and Gaurati Jatra, among others.

Football and cricket are the most popular sports in Chautara, with the Chautara Tudhikhel Ground serving as the city's main sporting venue. Several football matches are held at this multi-purpose ground, which is also used for cultural events. Chautara is home to several football clubs, including Chautara Sporting Club (CSC), Star Club, Kshitiz Club, and Tol Sudhar, among others.

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