|Dharan has a tropical monsoon climate with maximum temperature of 35 to 36
Degree Celsius in April, and minimum of 10 to 12 Degree Celsius in January. The
maximum rainfall is about 460mm which is usually seen in August. Nepal's one of
the largest river, Saptakoshi, runs near Dharan.
Dharan is well known for having B. P. Koirala Institute of Health and
Science, over 25 Temples and holy sites, making it an important pilgrimage
destination, and Dharan is the gateway to Nepal's popular tea growing region `Dhankuta'.
It is also known as environmentally friendly city, and a land of friendly hill
How to get there?
Dharan is linked by road with the East-West highway of Nepal. Dharan can be
reached by a two hours drive from
Some of the major spots to visit in Dharan:
Dharan is one of the holy places of Nepal. It has numerous temples; Pindeshwar
temple, Dantakali temple, Pancha Kanyan temple, and Buddha Subba temple. Many
Hindu pilgrims visit holi temples located in this region as well as those
located in other parts of Makwanpur District of Nepal
Bhedetar is located 9 Kilometer away from Dharan. When the sky
is clear (especially during Autumn season), one can witness magnificent views of
the Himalayan range, and enjoy fresh
Small hill village which had the British base camp built to Recruit Gurkha Army.
Some British monuments can be found here.
Tea Gardens and Bazaar
From Dharan, about 50 Kilometers of what is the most scenic drive in Nepal takes
you to a place where your imagination of greenery gardens are revealed. Some
say, come to Dhankuta, if you want to walk in the clouds. Meet the clouds,
village folks, and greet the awesome enchanting tea gardens here, and learn some
on organic tea and tea processing units in Nepal. If you are a tea lover, you
will enjoy visiting a privately owned tea garden and factory named Guranse. Also
visit Hile, a hill town situated at 1850 meter altitude, which is just 6
Kilometer from Dhankuta for the Hile Bazaar and gracious people.
Some of the major tourist attractions in Bhairahawa
In Dharan and also in north of Dharan, find a special Limbu culture of drink
known as Tongba, which is another name for Limbu's homemade wine. Fermented
millet seeds are put in a wooden or plastic mug which is filled with hot water.
One sips through a bamboo straw as more hot water is added which makes Tongba go
down easily and has more influence. Many consume this drink during winter
season, and is also a favorite drink of the domestic tourists in the region.
Basantapur: This hill is located about 90 KM from
Dharan, and about 1 KM from
Hile. It is the starting point for
trekking to Kanchenjunga base camp. Beyond
the hill, beautiful forests Rhododendrons (Guranse in Nepali) can be seen.
Guranse is the Nepal's national flower.
Raja Rani Hill: Excellent spot to view Kanchenjunga, Khumbakarna, Makalu and
Mt. Everest. The hill is located 20 Kilometer from Dharan.