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Best Places to Visit in Biratnagar of 2017

  • 01 Dhankuta

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    Want to shop till you drop? Then Dhankuta is the place to be! The place is quite popular in Nepal and is perhaps best known for shopping some fun items. The Eastern Nepal destination is widely popular for its silk, banana and nettle fibers, which are used to create tablecloths, cushion covers and even clothing. The items are prepared from Dhaka style of clothing.

    Highlights
    : Dhankuta itself is a little town in the Koshi zone and has a popular bazaar where you can enjoy buying some local items and goods. The place is known for its local vegetation as well. So, if you are interested in buying fresh foods and produce, then this is the place to be. It is also an ideal location for a short visit or before you embark on a trek to someplace else.

    Location
    : Patan, Nepal.

    Timings
    :11 am to 6:30 pm.


    Top Things To Do in Dhankuta

  • 02 Biratnagar Jute Mills

    Jute mills in Nepal are widely popular. But the most popular Jute Mill is the Biratnagar Jute Mill. This widely well-known mill is also the oldest in the country. The jute mills were established in 1936, after the orders of Prime Minister Juddha Shamsher.

    Highlights
    : The major highlight of this mills is that it is the first registered company in the country. And therefore, it is also the inspiration for the industrial revolution and development of manufacturing companies across Nepal. Today, because of this company, jute mills’ industry is over 75 years old. That’s what makes it one of the most important industries in the country. The place has a power house, a turbine power house as well and is connected to major railway station in the area. It also has several playgrounds, where employees can enjoy and be more productive
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    Loca
    tion: Located in Biratpur. 

    Timings
    : Opens at 9/10 am depending on the weather conditions.

    Top Things To Do in Biratnagar Jute Mills

  • 03 Kali Mandir

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    Just a few kilometers ahead from Pharping, you will find a blood soaked temple of Dakshinkali. The temple, popularly known as Kali Mandir around the world is a favorite Hindu pilgrimage destination. This place, which was undamaged in the 2015 earthquake is set at the confluence of two sacred streams in the region. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, an incarnation of Parvati, the wife of Shiva.



    Highlights
    : While Hinduism usually promotes vegetarianism, this temple has a lot of blood and a number of animals sacrificed for the goddess. It is believed that Goddess Kali has a blood-lust. Therefore, the pilgrims bring anything from ducks to goats, pigs to sheep and even buffalo as a gift for the goddess. These are cut into meat by priests, who are quite skillful butchers. The temple has a religious bazaar as well. 

    Location
    : Biratpur.

    Timings
    : Open from early morning to 8/9 pm.

    Price
    :Free entry.


    Top Things To Do in Kali Mandir

  • 04 Hile

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    Once upon a time, Hile in Nepal was the place where people began their camping trek to Makalu. However, once the road from Tumlingtar and Khandbari advanced, the place stopped being the trekking hub that it once was. Still, it is known for its natural beauty. And if you are searching for a calm and quite place, then this it!



    Highlights
    : The place has a bustling bazaar where every shopping enthusiast is likely to find a lot of things. The bazaar is particularly fun during Thursday’s market when you can buy a number of items. It is also an off beaten destination for travelers who want something different, who crave for serenity. The place has a good mountain viewpoint as well, which is located just 30 minutes’ walk above the town. So, go ahead and visit it!

    Location
    : Hile, Nepal.


  • 05 Basantapur

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    A village development committee in Kosi Zone’s Sunsari District, Basantpur has recently become an important travel destination. One of the major reasons why this region is so popular is that it is the base village for some major treks, including the ones to Tinjure, Milke and Jaljale forest treks. The route which is taken from Basantpur is likely to bring you closer to the natural beauty of Nepal.

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    Highlights
    :One of the major highlights of this place is undoubtedly the natural beauty here. This place is well known for its views of the Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makulu, which are some of the largest mountains in the world. The place is also popular for providing tourists cheap, affordable places to stay. On the days when it is cloudless, you are likely to see some stunning natural views throughout the region. That’s what makes it a must visit.

    Location
    : Sunsari District, Kosi Zone.


  • 06 Koshi river

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    If natural beauty, serene, tranquil environment is what you are looking for, then Kosi River is the place to be! This river, which travels across Nepal, India and China is considered to be one of the most sacred rivers in the Hindu mythology. The river, which comes from the major confluence of tributaries from Chatra Gorge offers incredible sites, while giving you the opportunity to discover the mountains and terrain of Nepal.



    Highlights
    : The river basin is surrounded by several tributaries as well as major hill stations. It is also the home for several lakes and glaciers. The place is a must visit if you are a nature enthusiast and wish to see how the Nepalese government is taking different steps for irrigation, flood control and regular development of the river. Koshi is perfect for fishing, river rafting, cannoning and other adventure sports.

    Location
    : Sun Kosi, Arun and Tamur (source)


  • 07 Forests of Tinjure, Milke and Jaljale

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    One of the most exquisite places on earth, Forests of Tinjure, Milke and Jaljale are a must visit if you are fond of tranquility and nature. Dense deciduous shrubs cover and fill the shades of red hues across the 30 km forest in the eastern Nepal. The place might not seem like large when you are reading about it, but every meter in the 30 km is beautiful, stunning and leaves an indelible imprint on the heart!

    Highlights
    : In these forests, when the rhododendron bushes begin to flower, you will notice something breathtaking and exquisite. The full glory of these bushes and the bright red color, with white, pink and purple cannot be described in words. Rather, it has to be experienced. One of the major highlights of this place is the TMJ route, where you can get views of Everest and Kanchanjunga mountains.

    Location
    : TMJ route.


  • 08 Ilam

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    Explore the stunning beauty of Nepal by visiting Illam, a municipality zone in the Ilam District. The hilly region, known as the Mahabharata range is popular for its tea-production. So, if you are a tea enthusiast and want to be them being made from ground up, then Illam is the place for you.

    Highlights
    : The major highlight of Illam is that it is a quiet, serene place. So, if you are looking for a serene place where you can rest and enjoy with your family, then this is it. And that’s not all! This municipality is known for its stunning natural sceneries as well. So, while at the mountains, you can enjoy the panorama of the hills, fog, mist and the beautiful blue skies. Or else, visit acres of farms to see tea gardens and production.

    Location
    : Mechi Zone, Illam District. 

    Timings
    :Open at all times.


  • 09 The Koshi Tappu

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    Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the smallest of Terai’s National Park. However, it is a birdwatcher’s paradise. The grassland habitat is home to almost 500 species of birds and is also the habitat for endangered water buffalo species called the arna. This place was founded in 1976 and it is located on Sapt Kosi river, one of the tributaries of River Ganga

    Highlights
    : The wildlife reserve is certainly a serene arena, where you can enjoy rare species of birds, from Swamp francolin to Sarus Crane and Bengal Florican. During the winters, migratory species from Siberia and Tibet welcome you. This place is popular for gangetic dolphins as well, along with marsh muggers, golden jackals, blue bulls, deer, civet cats and porcupines. Visit the bridge at Koshi Barrage to spot gangetic dolphins. You will be surprised with the number of animals and the natural beauty that can be observed at this place.

    Location
    : Bairawa, Nepal.


  • 10 Haat Bazaar

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    Nepal’s second largest city is home to several industries, agriculture, places of interest and centers of commerce. But what makes it more interesting is the Haat Bazaar, a local marketplace where you can have a gala time. It is one of those markets that will rejuvenate you, where shoppers will find delight and where everyone gets something!

     Highlights: Haat Bazaar is a leading open market, which is located in the Eastern region of the city. This place is quite well known for its fresh produce. Since Biratpur is a land of agriculture, you can find a number of fresh items, including vegetables and fruits. This place is also reckoned as a culturally important place as small-scale farmers get the incredible opportunity to earn here. The Haat Bazaar has several small vendor stores as well, where you can find memorabilia or enjoy eating some local food.

    Location
    : Biratpur.

    Timings
    : From 8 am to 10 pm.

    Price
    : Free entry.


  • 11 Baraha Chhetra

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    One of the greatest Hindu pilgrimages in Nepal, Baraha Chhetra is the spot where Lord Bishnu’s avatar, Barah- a boar incarnation fought with the demon called Hiranakshya and killed him. The shrine is dedicated to the reincarnation, Barah and the images of the boar are spread beautifully throughout the temple. The temple is located at the confluence of might Saptakoshi and Koka Rivers.

    Highlights
    : The serene and beautiful surroundings of the temple are its major highlight. They will invigorate you with a ton of energy. It is a bridge that connects the temple to the mountain. A stroll down this bridge is an excellent measure of watching the confluence of rivers. One of the most attractive things here Is that all 7 Koshi Rivers meet together to form the holiest Sapta Koshi River.

    Location
    : Biratpur.

    Timings
    : From morning to evening.

    Price
    : Free entry.


  • Nearby Getaways from Biratnagar
  • 01 Paro

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    Paro, also called as Dzongka, is a town located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a town of historic importance with many sacred religious sites and historical buildings. Situated in the only carbon negative country in the world, there is no doubt that you are going to get a sheer experience of nature’s serenity at its best.

    A trip to Paro is one of the most unforgettable experiences you will ever have, because it is not like other tourist and sight-seeing destinations, which are jam-packed with crowd. Paro is a place where you will get to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and over-crowd and you will cherish every moment spent here, in the most tranquil atmosphere you will ever experience.

    Located in the backdrop of a range of mountains and nestling in the lap of one of the best landscape views in the world, Paro is indeed an epitome of heaven on earth. Paro has to offer a lot to different types of travelers. Right from calm atmosphere, fresh weather, adventure trekking routes, water sports, religious sites, rich culture, traditions and vibrant festivals, there is a lot in Paro for every type of vacation seeker.


  • 02 Darjeeling

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    On a summer day, the fragrance of tea leaves lifts off the hills and hover over Darjeeling like a hat and the wonderful things breathes unsaid inside that, like the bent trees, the happy earthworms, the reluctant tea-colored puddles, flowering Rhododendrons and Magnolia plants and the wild garden flowers blooming in different colors of rainbow and a British bungalow growing a fragile façade of greenery for ages amidst a sprawling tea garden. The tourist places in Darjeeling will leave a traveler mesmerized and awed with the beauty that the place offers.And when the heavens’ open up to hammer the water down, the grass looks wet-green and pleased, loose earth shapes off its edges, the washed off dust-green trees smiles afresh and the green countryside glitters in the traces of sunshine.Covered with the dense evergreen forests of Sal and Oak, with ducks and teals creating waves in water, and with rare breeds of orchid spreading colors on a moist soil, Darjeeling, a previous summer capital of India under the British Raj holds the incredible panoramic views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks, beautiful colonial architecture including mansions and churches, an influence of diverse cultures in the majestic craft and cuisine, a beautiful women, the taker of the seeds with a yellow scarf on her head and tea-bag on her shoulders, and a vast expanse of Tea estates in its root.

     

    This “Mecca of Tea” with over 80 operational tea gardens spread across acres of land, writes on a foggy day sitting inside a vintage Toy Train from 1880s, a whimsical poem, of what is delightfully read as the "Champagne of tea". The northwest winds visit Darjeeling to tear it full of holes but the new beautiful things come in the first spit of spring on the northwest wind, and the old leaves go, not one lasts but the beauty stays with the new and lasts for eternity. Darjeeling is a beauty that won’t let your heart stop, from beating in ecstasy, and the tourist places in Darjeeling shall always ensure that!

  • 03 Gangtok

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    Gangtok, the exotic capital city of Sikkim, is a Buddhist haven. In sync with the Zen philosophy that divinity can only make its way through clear and clean surroundings, Gangtok is an epitome of neatness and is one of the few such places in India. The stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped Mount Kanchenjunga, only add to the Gangokian environs. Offering the best tourist places in Gangtok, this place is also famous for its distinct cuisine, of which Momos and Kinema, are an excellent example. Gangtok is a city of great food, atmospheric sceneries and beautiful Buddhist monasteries, which include Rumtek and Enchey. It has great potential for sightseeing as well, including the Nathu La Pass and Tsomgo Lake. Gangtok is also a testament to the unique fashion sense of the North East. The folks here are known to have a keen sense of style and have a totally refreshing way of wearing the most casual outfits. Gangtok also has a very folksy and indie live-music sentiment. Finally, the people make the place and it is the helpful and friendly citizens of Gangtok, who are true exemplars of the principles of the Buddhist lifestyle.   

    Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage. Mountain views act as the backdrop to holidays in Gangtok, where much of the focus also lies on the monasteries, shrines, and temples of this old center of Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage. Local delicacies such as momo (stuffed dumplings) also link Gangtok to Tibet. Use Gangtok as your gateway for exploring the state and beyond, with tour operators offering a number of day excursions and longer trips. To know more about the best tourist places in Gangtok, read below:

  • 04 Pokhara

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    Pokhara City is one of the most popular tourist places in Nepal. It is also one of the second largest cities in Nepal. It lies in the Annapurna mountain range and has many places to see and offers numerous outdoor activities. You can take an adventure trip to this city and also enjoy sightseeing at this place. After visiting Kathmandu, people visit this place as it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. For its scenic view, of the lush green, golden and silvery shadow of sun and moon on the mountains, pristine lakeside river, it is a haven for trekkers and adventurers.

    You can take a holiday at the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains in Pokhara city and enjoy taking walking and trekking trials in and around the city. You can also go mountaineering, shopping in the streets and bazaars of Pokhara City, get the spectacular view of the vegetation and the landscape view of the city. There are many places of eatery, clubs, and bars sprawling the streets of the city. This is the place where you can relish complete recreational activities. Visit lakes, temples, historical monuments, and places of amusement when you visit this city.


  • 05 Siliguri

  • 06 Lukla

  • 07 Alipurduar

  • 08 Balaju

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