Beautiful Tea Gardens of Ilam

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Ilam is a district in the Eastern part of Nepal, famous for its beautiful tea gardens, breathtaking landscapes and refreshing mountain air. In just an hour’s Northward drive (38 odd Kms) from Charali on the East West Highway, one can reach Kanyam, which offers mesmerizing landscape views and a pleasant weather throughout the year. Don’t be surprised if you have to put on your jacket on a hot summer afternoon of April all of a sudden. Another attraction of the place is a group of local eateries at nearby Harkatte that serve mouthwatering delicacies.

Road leading to Kanyam and Fikkal
Road leading to Kanyam and Fikkal

 

A tea processing center
A tea processing center

 

"The Love Danda" with a bit of Kanchenjunga in the background
“The Love Danda” with a bit of Kanchenjunga in the background

 

Lush green tea gardens up close
Lush green tea gardens up close

 

It is believed by the locals that Antu Hill in Ilam is where the first rays of sun fall in Nepal
It is believed by the locals that Antu Hill in Ilam is where the first rays of sun fall in Nepal. The sun has just come above Antu.

 

The waist-high tea plants give a look of green carpets from a distance
The waist-high tea plants give a look of green carpet from a distance

 

A community school within the tea garden
A community school within the tea garden

Ilam is not only about tea however. Stuffs like “Churpi” and “Akbare Khursani” are also famous in the locality.

A vendor in Fikkal Bazaar selling Churpi and other stuffs
A vendor in Fikkal Bazaar selling Churpi and other stuffs

 

"Akbare Khursani" , the round chilli
“Akbare Khursani” , the round chilli

 

5 Responses

  1. Sunny Thapa

    nice collection dai..

  2. nice collection, a new photogenic destination of many of us

  3. PAUL SUBBA

    One of the best places in the world. What a lovely and grandeur!!!!!!

  4. Vaihayasi

    Hi I work for rediff.com. Would itbe possible to use some of your Ilam tea garden pics with due credit?

    • Arjun Bhadra Khanal

      Ok, pls go ahead with due credit. pls dont forget to send the link of the page once you have used the photos.

      REgards,
      Arjun

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