Kaligandaki rural municipality is located in the eastern part of the Gulmi district. VDCs such as Purtighat, Phoksingha, Harmichaur, Arbeni, Jayakhani, Khadgakot and Bhurtung, were combined in Kaligandaki rural municipality. The Rural municipality has total area of 101.04square kilometers and is divided into 7 wards. Parbat district lies in the east of Kaligandaki rural municipality. Similarly, this rural municipality is surrounded by Chandrakot and Satyawati rural municipality in the west, Baglung district in the north and Syangja district in the south. The geography of this rural municipality is steep slopes with high mountain. Kaligandaki rural municipality has the total population of the municipality is 18876 consisting male population 8275 and female population of 10601 according to the population census of of Nepal 2011. There are 4098 households in Kaligandaki rural municipality.
Holy Kaligandaki River flows from this rural municipality. Magar, Brahaman, Kaami, Chhetri, Kumal, Sarki, Damai, Newar, Gharti, etc reside in this rural municipality. The main source of income of this rural municipality is agriculture, livestock, private/government job & foreign employment. In these days people also engaged in harvesting many cash crops like vegetables, mushroom, livestock, etc. Festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Magheshakranti, Ramnawami, Chaitedashain, Baishakha Purnima, Teej, Janaipurnimaetc are celebrated in this rural municipality.
Mr. Bed Bahadur Thapa and Mrs. Tara Thapa are the chairman and vice chairman of the Kaligandaki rural municipality. The rural municipality office is situated in Purtighat, Gulmi.