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Bat Cave in Dang (Chamere Guff) -Bat Cave in Tulsipur Harnte

According the local elderly people a person named Juthe Khanal of Ghorneti had disappeared while grazing his cattle and had returned after a week with the book of Veda in his hand. The people believed him to have been hidden inside the cave thus the cave got its name Jhakri Gufa. Some others believe the cave to have been used by the saints for penance thus the cave is regarded as Siddha Cave as well.
         The origination and finding of the cave is unrecorded but the name of Chamere Gufa has been mentioned in an article by Megh Raj Upadhyaya Nyaupane entitled ‘Geography of Dang Deukhuri published by of Nepal Sanskrit University in 2027. After that the public interest increased about the cave.
            The height of internal part of the Gufa is 30 metres, the length is 16 metres and the breadth of the internal part of the cave is 6.5 metres. Various paths can be used to reach the cave. The path from Ghorahi to Tulsipur 23 metres and then 1.5 hours uphill footpath is one and the other path is Parseni via Bamnai, Betanya, Banhari. The next path is from Tulsipur to Salyan road via Harneti, Chiuri Danda. The most of the visitors use path from Rakshachaur Ghorneti Tarule to Tarule. The cave is situated on the top of Gwar Khola and Kalakhola. The area is attractive with the scenery of beautiful hill tops, clean water resources and the cave.
Chamere Gufa situated at the altitude of 1230 metres above the sea level is also regarded as Chamere Gufa, Jhakri Gufa, and Siddha Gufa by the local people. The cave is named after the bats since the cave is the habitat of innumerable bats. This naturally made cave is situated among the jungle in the slope land of Mahabharat range. If we glance at the water resources to the east of the cave it seems that the water played quite import role for the formation of the cave. Drops of the water can be noticed dripping off the top of the cave even these days. The inner view of the cave makes us feel the cave to be an ancient.             Chamere Gufa is believed to have been used as their shelter by the prehistoric humans since some stone weapons have been around the cave. The cave is important from the view point of archaeological studies. Prof. Ram Niwas Pandey of Tribhuvan University excavated Paleolithic weapon from Hapur Khola and Neolithic weapon from Katuki while in his study. During 1983 -1985 Gudron Korbinsons from Evlagen University of Germany had conducted her archaeological research in Dangand Deukhuri valleys and found Paleolithic weapons. Rendy Holland of Borgan University Norway had also conducted excavation around this area. Similarly Janak Lal Sharma had found a stone weapon from the bank of Gwar khola in 1970. Dr. Shiva Kumar Subedi of Dang had found some improvised stone axe of Neolithic period. A team of experts from Kathmandu University and local researchers of Dang have recently carried out preliminary observation and research of this cave. They have pointed out to the prehistoric designing and scripts inside the cave.         The cave contains 4 storeys. There is a spacious hall on the ground floor and is quite damp. The hall may take about one thousand people in it. In the first floor there are sufficient spaces for beds. In the 2nd and 3rdfloors there are mini cabins. A cemented stairs have been constructed up to the entrance gate of the cave. The inside of the cave has been electrified and 3 flights of iron ladder with railings have been put up. Different figures can be seen inside the cave. The cave further needs to be researched scientifically and publicized widely for its development as well for the financial progress of the people around.

Some Photo Clips of ChamereGuff (Bats Cave)