Sindhuli District

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Sindhuli District
Benighat, Sindhuli
Benighat, Sindhuli
Location of district in province
Location of district in province
Country   Nepal
ProvinceBagmati Province
Admin HQ.Kamalamai
 • TypeCoordination committee
 • BodyDCC, Sindhuli
 • Total2,491 km2 (962 sq mi)
 • Total296,192
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:45 (NPT)
Main Language(s)Nepali, Magar, Tamang, Chepang, Newari

Sindhuli District (Nepali: सिन्धुली जिल्लाListen ), a part of Bagmati Province, is one of the seventy-Seven districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Sindhulimadhi Kamalamai as its district headquarters and covers an area of 2,491 km2 (962 sq mi). In 2001, it had a population of 279,821, in 2011 the population was 296,192.[1][2]

Map of the VDCs in Sindhuli District


i) Before being annexed as an integral part of Nepal, it was under the governance of Makwani king. During 1530 Raghab Narendra Sen was the King of Makwanpur and was renowned as the Sindhuli. He had outseted the settlement over this region. Since then it got the name Sindhuli.[3]

ii) At ancient time the great saint used to dwell in the hill (1077 m above sea level) of nowadays Sindhuli madi. He was popular as Siddha Baba (one who got enlightened) among residents of Sindhuli district. This place got its naming under his name and began to be called as Siddhasthali सिद्धस्थाली (place where enlighten lives). With time it got deviated and began to be pronounced as Sindhuli.[citation needed]

iii) An indigenous group (Tamangs) were predominant in this region. These indigenous people call Singthuwa (सिङ्थुवा) for cutting down tree and Sinthuji (सिङ्थुजी) for collecting timber. Due to the presence of intense forest within this region, the herding of goats was popular and way of living was dependent on agriculture and forest resources. Over time due to gradual deviation in the naming this region got its name as Sindhuli.[citation needed]


Kamalamai temple

This place has a huge historic significance. The Sindhuli Gadhi in Sindhuli is the place where British soldiers were defeated for the first time in Asia in 1767 A.D. The British under the leadership of Captain Kinloch came to help the then ruler of Kathmandu, Jai Prakash Malla against the attack of Prithvi Naraya Shah. The Gurkha soldiers were familiar with the terrain and they utilized it to the fullest. They British Army had advanced weaponry such as guns and cannons whereas the Gurkha were with bows and arrows, spears, etc. But then Gurkhas fought bravely and eventually defeated the British. The British ran for their lives and retreated leaving behind the weapons they brought together with them. Some of these weapons were there to the end of 2005 but now we barely find anything. Though its historically significant place and is gifted with heart touching beauty. Due to the lack of concern its no more than a place caring remains of past and is living with little remnant. Sindhuli Gadhi is the pride of Nepalese.


At the time of the 2011 Nepal census, Sindhuli District had a population of 296,192. Of these, 48.2% spoke Nepali, 26.0% Tamang, 10.8% Magar, 5.7% Danuwar, 2.4% Newari, 1.6% Maithili, 1.6% Majhi, 1.6% Sunuwar and 0.4% Rai as their first language.

40.6% of the population in the district spoke Nepali, 0.9% Tamang, 0.8% Magar, 0.6% Bantawa and 0.5% Danuwar as their second language.[4]

List of Municipalities
Historical population
Census yearPop.±% p.a.
1981 183,705—    
1991 223,900+2.00%
2001 279,821+2.25%
2011 296,192+0.57%
2021 300,117+0.13%
Source: Citypopulation[5]


The district consists of 9 Municipalities, out of which two are urban municipalities and seven are rural municipaliies. These are as follows:[6]

Former Village Development Committees[edit]

Prior to the restructuring of the district, Sindhuli District consisted of the following municipalities and Village development committees:


Sindhuli district especially Kamalamai Municipality has a good facility of education up to SEE levels. The quality of +2 levels too is fine here. Many private colleges run +2 commerce affiliated to NEB. However, the number of +2 science colleges are very few. Science college like Kamala Higher Secondary School is providing good practical based education to students of Sindhuli. This college has been serving as the central of excellence for all science students throughout Sindhuli valley. There are also colleges to teach technical educations. The technical subjects affiliated with CTEVT; mainly Civil Overseer i.e. Sub Engineer, too are taught here. The district offers higher education in technical fields like (AFU) and B.Tech. IT (KU)

Higher Education[edit]

There are many colleges which facilitate higher education. There are a large number of colleges running courses with affiliation to universities of Nepal. Colleges like Sindhuli Multiple Campus fall under this category. Kamala Science Campus enables students to acquire Bachelor of Science courses (BSc.).

Sindhuli Community Technical Institute


  • Kamala Science Campus
  • Sindhuli Multiple College
  • Siddha Jyoti Siksha College
  • Gaumati Multiple College
  • Bhim Jyoti Campus
  • Marin Multiple College
  • Saraswati Campus Dakaha


  • Sindhuli Academy
  • New English Boarding School
  • Bhagawati Secondary English Boarding School
  • Kamala Higher Secondary School
  • Siddhasthali English Boarding Secondary School
  • Shree Jana Jyoti Higher Secondary School
  • Bainkateshwor Higher Secondary School
  • Gaumati Higher Secondary School
  • Barun Devi Higher Secondary School
  • Shree Deurali Lower Secondary School
  • Shree Bhabishya Nirmata Siddhabba Higher Secondary School
  • Kalimati Nimna Secondary School
  • Siddhababa English Boarding School
  • Scholars Academy
  • New Star Academy
  • Suryodaya Secondary English Boarding School
  • Janata Higher secondary English Boarding School
  • Shree Sindhuli Gadhi Public English School
  • Sindhuli Vidhyashram Public Educational Trust
  • Swiss Sindhuli Secondary English Medium School
  • Aadhunik English Boarding School
  • Shree prabhat higher secondary school
  • Shree Jana Jagriti HSS Bhiman
  • Shining Moon Academy
  • Shree Saraswati Secondary School Dakaha
  • Kamala Academic School-Bhiman
  • Shree Kundeshwor Higher Secondary School-Besare Besi
  • Shree Marin Academy Boarding School
  • shree secondary school kartike-kapilakot

Technical Colleges[edit]

  • College of Natural Resource Management- Marin
  • Sindhuli Community Technical Institute (SCTI)
  • Janjyoti secondary school
  • Saraswati Secondary School Dakaha

Geography and climate[edit]

Climate Zone[7] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 13.7%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
Temperate 2,000 to 3,000 meters
6,400 to 9,800 ft.


  1. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal Archived 2013-07-31 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ General Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nov. 2012
  3. ^ जिल्ला बिकाश समिति,सिन्धुली
  4. ^ 2011 Nepal Census, Social Characteristics Tables
  5. ^ "NEPAL: Administrative Division".
  6. ^ "स्थानिय तह" (in Nepali). Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal – a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005, ISBN 87-7903-210-9, retrieved Nov 22, 2013

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°15′07″N 85°58′12″E / 27.252°N 85.97°E / 27.252; 85.97