Eastern (Purwanchal) Region

The fourteen administrative zones of Nepal are split between five development regions, one of which is the Eastern (Purwanchal) Region. The town of Dhankuta is the capital of the Eastern Region, as well as the capital of the Dhankuta District. The area around the town is primarily used for agriculture, with small rural villages scattered throughout the region. Dhankuta is located on the North-South Koshi Highway and serves as an important commercial and trading center for the Eastern Region of Nepal.

Located in the Koshi Zone of the Eastern Region, the city of Biratnagar is Nepal's second largest city, offering quite a number of attractions that tourists find appealing. Biratnagar is the gateway to the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, a peaceful haven for Nepal’s flora and fauna and a prime bird-watching destination that is visited by birding enthusiasts from far and wide. Also near Biratnagar is the Hindu pilgrimage site of Baraha Kshetra drawing Hindu devotees to worship.

Trekking is a wonderful way to enjoy the natural treasures and scenic beauty of Nepal and there are many trekking routes to choose from in the Eastern Region. Whichever way you choose to travel you are sure to find many interesting places when exploring the Eastern Region (Purwanchal) of Nepal.


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Sandip Sapkota - 2011-10-27 05:48:19

Eastern Region is the land of sunrise and its scenic beauty is awesome. The places like Dharan, Tokla tea estate, Kanyam tea estate, ilam, Taplejung, Pathivara etc are very much natural and Beautiful.

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Maniraj Bhattarai - 2011-05-18 09:51:01

Illam in the best place no doubt about it ! Because it my favorite site i have ever seen. Last year you were visit there. I cannot express in words of the beauty of Illam, hills, Road site tea garden, the sound of rivers, villagers where i visit. I want to visit there every year.In this july i'll visit there. And what can i about Wafrong, it's so nice place. And the journey from Illam to wafrong on foot it's so entertaining. so i love nepal i can't say about other place of nepal, we were visit only eastern part of nepal. Meet you soon Nepal: jai Nepal

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Nepal.com Team - 2011-03-30 08:32:28

Thank you for posting your comments on Nepal.com. We strive to present interesting information regarding this beautiful country, and appreciate feedback and personal experiences from visitors to our site. Be sure to explore the rest of Nepal.com and tell us what you think. -- Best wishes, Nepal.com Team

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