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"Grasscutters' Lane" Nepalganj Things to Do Tip by Saagar

Nepalganj Things to Do: 3 reviews and 6 photos

  Back lanes of Nepalgunj
by Saagar

Grasscutters' Lane in the old section of Nepalgunj is a very special place; this is the location of a caste called "grasscutters".Their main job is to cut grass on private lawns, public parks, roadsides etc, chop it up at a platform made for this work, and then sold in bags as horse fodder to the tonga drivers. It's a heart-rending scene, but one with long traditions and a very visible presence. The deprivation is not uniform; there are some of the grasscutters who have been doing sufficiently well to set themselves up in nearby houses. The grass cutting platform can be visited, and thay are ok about talking about their work. Ask before taking photos.

Address: Grasscutters' Lane, Old Nepalgunj

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  • Updated Jan 23, 2006
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