Brief Introduction

Kushma is a municipality and the headquarters of Parbat District in Nepal. Kushma was changed into municipality merging eight existing Village Development Committee i.e. Pang, Khurkot, Durlung, Shivalaya, Chuwa, Katuwa Chaupari, Pipaltari andPakuwa from 18 May 2014.[1][2]

This city lies in the western part of Nepal just about 57 km from one of a famous cities of Nepal, Pokhara. Kushma falls underWestern Development Region and Dhaulagiri Zone of Nepal.It is located at 28°13'06N 83°40'45E at an altitude of 1294 meters. Kusma belongs to Shiwalaya Village Development Committee (VDC) while being in under consideration of the proposal to be recognized as municipality. Kusma Bazaar is the main attraction of Kusma which seats in the inclined narrow strip on the top of two river's banks, Kaligandaki and Modi.Kusma has been declared new municipality by Nepal government in 2011.

It begins from the base of Durlung hill from where it stretches to Chhamahrke toward Baglung in the North West and toChuwa VDC towards Pokhara in the eastern-north. Kusma bazaar's long narrow strip ends towards the south where two rivers Kaligandaki from northwestern side and Modi from north-eastern side meet each other.From the time of horse and mule transportation Kusma has been an en route between Pokhara and Baglung. Settlers and shoppers had started to exist in this area from that time while the local farm owners were settling there long before. The ancient time of the area seems been spent in agriculture and local trade. As the new settlers and local traders arrived to use this en route spot for their business slowly the township has been grown to a rural urbanization. After it's been declared the headquarters of Parbat district businesses and settlements in this tiny land has been increased steadily. Recently constructed the highest suspension bridge in the country has been a pride of every Kushmeli people which links Peepaltari VDC and the eastern side of Kushma Bazaar. Kushma is also known in the country as the home of mysterious Gupteswor cave.

Kushma is home to the longest suspension bridge in Nepal. It is 117m high and 334 m long.[3] The bridge joins Kushma to another village Gyadichour on the other side of a deep gorge. Gyadichour is a small village, which is also a birthplace of many scientists, doctors,artists, engineers, administrators, politicians and highly creative people. Many people come to Kushma just to walk over the bridge.

Source: Wikipedia