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Rukumkot is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°22′N 82°22′E / 28.37°N 82.37°E / 28.37; 82.37Coordinates: 28°22′N 82°22′E / 28.37°N 82.37°E / 28.37; 82.37
Country   Nepal
ZoneRapti Zone
DistrictRukum District
 • Total5,498
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)
Postal code
22002 [2]
Area code(s)+977-88

Rukumkot (Nepali: रुकुमकोट) is a town in a valley of the Rukum district in Nepal. Nearby is a pond called Rukmini Tal (local name: Kamal Dhaha; Nepali: कमलदह). There is an historic Shibalaya temple nearby. Other temples include the Barah, Baraji, and Bhagwati temples.

Rukum District Map
Rukmini Taal (Pond) Rukumkot

The nickname of Rukum, "Baunna Pokhari Tripanna Takuri" (Place of 52 Lakes and 53 Hills), is derived from the name Rukumkot. It is believed that there are 52 ponds and lakes and 53 hills in Rukumkot.

A road was built to Rukumkot with the help of India. Another road is now being developed in the middle part of Rukumkot.

Shibalaya, a temple to Shiva on the northern shore of Rukmini Taal, was built by Purna Kumari, the wife of a Prime Minister of the Rana Dynasty. It is said that this temple is the only monument made during the Rana reign in the mid-western part of Nepal.

There is a cave in the eastern part of Rukumkot, on the bank of the Rumgad River, called Deurali Gufa. It can only be visited by walking for one hour from Rukumkot.


  1. ^ "National Population and Housing Census 2011(Village Development Committee/Municipality)" (PDF). Government of Nepal. National Planning Commission. November 2012.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-06-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)