Eastern Nepal Tour: Dharan, Janakpur, Ilam

Eastern Nepal Tour: Dharan, Janakpur, Ilam

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Whether on a western or an eastern Nepal tour, Nepal has its unique culture, customs, language, and religion. We offer trekking opportunities in Eastern Nepal, a region rich in natural and cultural aspects.

Mount Makalu and Mount Kanchenjunga, two of the top ten mountains, are bestowed upon it. In addition, it’s a well-known location for tea plantations, particularly near Ilam. The location is attractive since it is close to several other stunning locations, including Dharan, Dhankuta, and Ilam.

While the hill and Himalayan regions have managed to maintain their unique natural and geographical characteristics, the lowland regions of Jhapa and Morang have welcomed the splendor of the hill people, with most of them migrating to the lowland terai for settlement.

In addition, areas like Bhojapur, Taplejung, Khotang, and others have a rich cultural heritage and have historically been hubs of ethnic and cultural tolerance.

We have worked hard to make the tour of eastern Nepal remarkable and memorable by including stops on the route that are extremely well-known and recognized, such as Dharan and Ilam. On the one hand, traveling to Dharan entails traveling to a vibrant, clean city in the lowlands that is home to a diverse range of cultures.

Must visit destinations of Eastern Nepal Tour


Nepal’s Ilam is a town and municipality known for its tea. Located 700 kilometers east of Kathmandu in the rugged Eastern Region of Nepal is the Ilam District. It is well-known for its breathtaking natural scenery, tea plantations, sacred sites, and varied agricultural economy.

For sunrise and sunset, a vigorous walk in the tea garden, peaceful picnics and sightseeing stops, short hikes along mild slopes, or a meander through the neighboring forests, Ilam makes a great escape from the bustle of the city. There are many holy locations in and around the area that one can visit if spiritual instinct calls. Ilam is a popular tourist site that attracts visitors from diverse backgrounds.

You can see the whole Ilam region, including Darjeeling and Kurseong on the other side of the border, from here at 5,500 feet. The chilly environment, emerald Greenland, and the singing of the tea workers create a distinct tea culture in Nepal. Farmers believe this culture is ready for tourism.

Illam is home to a sizable area of verdant tea gardens, and the gently sloping hillsides blanketed with tea leaves are breathtaking. Islam’s hills are covered in greenery year-round. The bulk of Nepal is located between the Kenyan Tea Garden and the Ilam Bazaar, while the Island Tea Garden is close to both. We experience satisfaction and relaxation when we use Illam.

Dharan: Clean City of Nepal

East Nepal’s Dharan is a bustling town of great beauty. Dharan, situated at the entrance to both the highland areas and the plain Terai, is a significant tourist destination offering a variety of experiences.

Dharan is the first city in east Nepal to provide commercial rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, golfing, and fishing, among other adventure tourism activities.

The cultural diversity of Nepal’s ethnic communities is likewise concentrated in Dharan. Similarly, Dharan serves as a hub for education for everyone, even those who are deaf or blind, thanks to its schools. Sanskrit, Engineering, medical science, and nearly every other educational field are studied at Dharan.

Another cultural metropolis with origins in antiquity is Dharan. According to the ancient Hindu literature known as the Purana, the essence of Rudraksha is Dharan. Rudraksha was created in Dharan by the tears shed by Lord Shiva. This is the Mahabharata’s description of the Pandavas’ and Kuvera’s secret domain. This is the ancient Kirat kingdom capital that the Mahabharata talks about.

Janakpur: Birth Place of Goddess Sita

In Nepal’s ancient past, Janakpur—also called Janakpurdham—had a major role. It is thought to be the birthplace of Goddess Sita, the protagonist of the epic Ramayana and one of the most important characters in Hindu mythology. It was once the capital of Sita’s father, King Janak, who governed the affluent Mithila Kingdom.
The history of the city is largely shaped by the stories found in the Ramayana about bravery, spirituality, and love. It serves as a symbol of the Mithila region’s rich heritage today. Its opulent temples and vibrant art scenes narrate historical events.

Janakpur is located in the Terai lowlands in southeast Nepal, close to the Indian border. This region is renowned for its lush, rich fields that receive water from numerous rivers that rise in the Himalayas. The people who reside in Janakpur are greatly influenced by their surroundings in terms of both society and manner of life. The city is easily accessible by road and train from numerous locations in Nepal and adjacent India. It serves as the administrative hub of the Dhanusha District.


Day 01Arrival in Illam

Upon arrival at Bhadrapur Airport or after a scenic force from Kathmandu, settle into your lodging in Illam. Spend the nighttime exploring the neighborhood markets and savoring delicious local delicacies. Overnight stay in Illam.

Day 02Illam Tea Garden Tour

Start your day with a visit to Illam’s famous tea gardens. Join a guided tour to study tea cultivation and processing while enjoying a stroll amidst the lush greenery. You do not leave out Kanyam, regarded for its beautiful landscapes and panoramic perspectives. Return to Illam for dinner and stay overnight.

Day 03Dharan Exploration

Depart for Dharan after breakfast. Visit the enduring Pindeshwor Temple and soak up panoramic views from the hilltop. Explore nearby markets for handicrafts and souvenirs. Relax at Sakela Resort amidst nature. Dinner and overnight stay in Dharan.

Day 04Sunrise at Bhedetar and Drive to Janakpur

Rise early for a wide-ranging sunrise at Bhedetar followed by breakfast. Begin the journey to Janakpur, taking approximately 6-7 hours. Check into your inn upon arrival. Spend the evening immersing yourself in the local subculture and exploring bustling markets. To do Dinner and a One-day stay in Janakpur.

Day 05Janakpur Sightseeing

Start your day with a visit to Janaki Mandir, committed to Goddess Sita. Explore nearby religious sites like Ram Mandir and Janakpur Dham. Enjoy a rickshaw experience across the town to soak up its colorful ecosystem. In the night, witness traditional Maithili cultural performances. Dinner and overnight stay in Janakpur.

Day 06Departure

After breakfast, leave from Janakpur. Depending on your onward tour plans, head again to Kathmandu or continue your journey to different destinations in Nepal.

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  • Janaki Mandir -Janapur
  • Illam Tea Garden

Useful Info

Best Time for the visit

Nepal’s altitude and topography affect the country’s climate. It spans the arctic and tropical regions. For example, the tropical southern area of the country’s low-land Terai region, with a maximum altitude of about 305 meters, experiences a hot and humid environment throughout the summer months, with temperatures rising above 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).

While winter nights are chilly, the midland regions are often pleasant throughout the year. As may be assumed, the northern mountain region, which is located at an elevation of about 3,300 meters, has an alpine climate with significantly lower winter temperatures.

Temperature and Rainfall

Nepal is an extreme nation. The Terai lowland plains have tropical temperatures and a high density of mosquitoes. Even in the mountains, the sun’s rays can provide warmth during the day. The Himalayas sometimes experience below-freezing temperatures.

In winter, the average temperature of Kathmandu drops to below 1 degree Celsius (34 degrees Fahrenheit), whereas in summer, it averages 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). It is the Best Time to Travel to the Mountains.


What is Ilam famous for?

The most well-known district in Nepal for tea cultivation is Ilam. It is also known as the “district of ‘6” because it is well-known for its six main cash crops: which are potato, cardamom, ginger, red round chili, milk, and broom grass. All six of these names originate from the same vowel sound in Nepali.

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