Illam


One of the most stimulating Hill Stations in Nepal with Tea Gardens

Ilam, the city of tea and tourism, is one of the most visited hill stations in Nepal. There is nothing more precious as a moment than enjoying the natural scenery of the candid landscapes traipse in to the verdant, and making an awe-inspiring view ultimately. This might be a small hill town, but really great in terms of its rich culture and heritages.

Transportation and Location in Illam

Basically, Ilam is situated within the undulating Mechi zone. Illam is also the headquarters of the Mechi zone. Mythology masters know it as the zone of Mahabharata range. One doesn’t really need to worry about communication. There are enough customary bus services available from various zones of Kathmandu. In fact, looking at the growing number of visitors, an airport is under construction now.
Illam a place worth visiting throughout the year. Still, being specific, it is recommended to visit anywhere between December-April to drag the best experience. The distinguishing part about the place is the diversity in elevation level that varies from 140 meters to about 3,700 meters. Being blessed with the flow of four premium rivers like Jogmai, Mai, Deumai, and Puwamai, it is one of the most favored zones for rafting activities. It has also been one of the most favorite research destination for the biologists due to the diversity of floras and faunas.

Must Visit Places

There are many incredible destinations worth visiting in Illam. Shree Antu is one of such. The imposing sight of the dawn and the dusk along the Himalayas appears at its very grandeur from the place. In fact, this is the reason that visitors in thousands rush to the place each year during the vacations. Nature has always been at its quirkiest forms here, provoking to spend increasing hours at the Illam bazaar. Here we mention about a few others below.

Chhintapu

Situated at an altitude of about 3,400 meters, this is one of the uppermost living zones you can reach on the earth. Chhintapu is also quite known for its diversities of unique animals and plants, which is the reason it attracts the researchers as well as the tourists. To watch the whole Illam from one place, it is recommended to reach the peak of Mount Kanchenjunga, which comes at number three in terms of the tallest mountain in the world.

Mai Pokhari

Mai Pokhari is another must visit destination at Illam. At an altitude of more than 2,121 meters, this place of purity boasts one of the most delightful lakes fenced by impenetrable forest, presenting a unique view of verdant. This is a place with greatest mythological value as well. In fact, this is considered the holy domicile of deity Bhagawati.
This has been one of the most favorite zones for animal lovers, being the hub of atypical animals like musk deer, jackals, leopards, etc. You can enjoy the blissful songs by the eclectic drifting birds upon visiting during the month of November-December. For a traditional dig, one should never miss the yearly carnival that falls during November, called Kartik Ekadasi.

Siddhi Thumka

Siddhi Thumki, at an altitude of about 2000 meters, offers you the most pristine views of sunrise and sunsets. Apart from this, the zones like Mahabharata range have been always a delighting factor for the adrenaline junkies.

Kanyam and Fikkal (Tea Garden)

If Illam is known as the tea capital of Nepal, then it is because of Kanyam and Fikkal.. These zones are quite antique as well. You can’t resist being a shutterbug upon visiting the site through the plethora of scenic places of interest it offers.The tea leaves from Illam are exported throughout the world. The tea gardens here have been the source of inspiration behind many popular Nepalese songs like Chiya baari maa ho chiya baari maa.