May 12, 2021

VILLAGE TOURISM PROMOTION CAMPAIGN – गाउँ पर्यटन पबद्र्धन अभियान

Rohit Basnet

16 June 2017 : Endangered  Typical Nepali Traditional House -Batule Ghar /Ghumaune Ghar (circular house)

“In recent time, in the race of modernization the  traditional architecture  being lost and rare to witness such BatuleGhars. And it has become  more tourist attraction.”

 

Photo :  Mr. Jeevan Thapa ( Saras Travel, Pokhara)

 

The Ghumaune Ghar is basically belongs to Darai people, one of the indigenous ethnic community of Nepal. BesideDarai, people from other races are also found to be followed the same architecture. For instance, GhumauneGhar are still found in existence in Ramkot Village (another indigenous ethnic community village of Nepal – the Magars) in Tanahun District near Bandipur town.

“In recent time, in the race of modernization the  traditional architecture  being lost and rare to witness such BatuleGhars. And it has become  more tourist attraction.”  To preserve the tradition  and promote the village tourism , construction of such houses with providing sufficient windows, larger floor areas and kitchen exhaust system by using the local natural material (avoiding cements and iron rebars) can be revived.

Ghumauneghar is typical traditional house  made of wood and scrub. The walls of the house are plastered with a mixture of mud and khar (a kind of plant scrub) on both inside and outside. Inlet of air is made with just small holes no windows are provided. In general such house contains four rooms, namely bhansa (kitchen), majheri (common room), Bhadar (guest room) and sikuwa (sleeping room). The roof is made of Khar (scrub) in umbrella style.

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