The attractive town of Tansen is located in the mid-West Nepalese hills and is home to quaint houses built with old-style Newari architectural influences. It is the capital of the Palpa district and its history dates back to 11th century and you can still find remains of ruins that date back to between the 15th and 19th centuries.
The temperatures here are mild all year round, thus making it suitable for to visiting any season. The town is home to a large bazaar (The Makhan Tole), a throwback to the fact that it used to be on the old trade route between India and Tibet. Other aspects that make the town well worth a visit are the Bhairab Temple and local monasteries.