Dharan was once just a small trading settlement, but as soon as the British established a recruitment center for the British Gorkhas, it became Nepal’s most beautiful city. It connects the hill and terai region of the Eastern side as the trading post. It has beautiful roads, well-established shopping centers, educational institutions, health posts, banks, and much more. It is one of the cleanest cities in Nepal. It is situated in the Sunsari district on the foothills of the Mahabharat range.
Here are the five interesting places to visit in Dharan:
Bhedetar is one of the most exciting places to visit in Dharan, from where you can view the Himalayan ranges, the valley of Dharan, and the Sapta Koshi river. There is a three-story tower called Charles tower to view the surrounding countryside. It is a small hill station just 5 miles from Dharan. It is most famous for its unpredictable weather since rain, and the sun plays hide and seeks game with clouds. It is a borderline of the Sunsari and Dhankuta Districts. It is one of the favorite tourist spots in Dharan.
Raja Rani Lake
Raja Rani lake is one of the favorite places for a picnic just 20 km from Dharan. If you plan to visit Dharan, this place must be on your list. This lake is very calm, beautiful, and pleasant. All your hustle and bustle life will get a bit of relaxation by sitting on the beach of a lake and by viewing the Himalayas like Kanchenjunga, Mt Everest, Makalu, and Kumbhakarna. You can enjoy the boating service on the lake. This place is pretty cold due to the strong wind. So, don’t forget to take your jacket.
Namaste Waterfall is located in Nepal’s Dhankuta district. The most visited location there, without a doubt, is this waterfall, which is a 30-minute drive from Dharan. This pouring waterfall, which has a height of 80 meters, is a stunning sight. You will be genuinely surprised by its breathtaking scenery if you go there. The location of this waterfall is one of its outstanding features. You may enjoy it in peace because it is located in a remote area surrounded by lovely green forests.
Pakhri Bash was once a place for the recruitment of British Gorkhas. It was chosen by the British to build the base camp for the recruitment process. It is a small village where now you can see the British monuments available. There is still building of church built by them. This place is also famous for homemade liquor, called Tongbaa. It is made from fermented millet seeds and lemonade. Westerners especially love this liquor.
Hike to Basantapur
If you are fond of hiking, then Dharan offers you one of the pleasant trekking routes to Basantapur. It is situated on a hill, 90 km from Dharan. It is the starting point for the trekking route of Kanchenjunga base camp. One the way to Basantapur, you have to walk through the beautiful Rhododendron forest which is the national flower of Nepal. It will surely add pleasure in your hike.
Intresting places to visit while in Pokhara.
If you are Hindu, then Dharan has many historical Hindu temples you must visit. Some of them are Pindeshwori Temple, Dantakali temple, Budda Subba temple, and Panchakanya temple. Dantakali is believed to be one of the most powerful temples since there are historical and religious myths that the Sati Devi tooth has fallen on this place, and it is named after it. Danta means teeth in Nepali.