Tokha is an ancient beautiful city of Kathmandu Valley. It is a history goes back to more than twenty thausand years old city. When Nepal was ruled by Lichchavi dynasty. The name Tokha (Tukhya) comes from two Newari words, “Tu” meaning sugarcane (referring to the production of chaku –a quintessential in Newari sweets such as yomari –made from raw sugarcane juice), and “khya” means field. The village of Tokha once had abundance of sugarcane, and with most of the raw materials for this available it became renowned for its chaku, as well.
Further this municipality is situated at the base of Shivapuri National wild life Reserve Conservation Area. Most of the population constitute of Newar ethnic community which has unique cultural entity and historical background. However, Tokha is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity. The main sources of livelihood of Tokha communities are agriculture and live stock, and other small scale trade and businesses. There are lots of tourism places such as Baudeshwor Mahadev, Jhor waterfall, Mahankal, Sapantirtha, Chandeshwori Temple, Bhutkhel play ground, Saraswoti, Basundhara Devi, Manohar tirtha, Mahendrashwor Mahadev, Jor Bhimsen temple, Taleju Temple, five beautiful security gates (These five securty gates for protect for Tokha old city) that have religious programmes like local newari cultural (Ceremony) jatras like Gaijtra, Ropai jatra, Krishna Jamastami jatra, Bisket Jjtra, and beautiful places, rivers like Bishnumati river, Sangle khola (River) and others ponds (kunda) Sapantirtha, Sarswoti, Gahana pokhari, Ganesh pokhari, Sapantirtha Snan Kunda.
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