Things To Do in Ilam

While we wander around Nepal from Eastside, Ilam is the first choice to visit. It is one of the beautiful hilly District, which lies in Province No. 1. Ilam is bordered by Panchthar in the north, Jhapa in the south, West Bengal (India) in the east and Morang and Dhankuta districts in the west as it lies to the south of the Mahabharat range and west of the Shinghalila range. It is one of the major horticultural crops production places in Nepal which is near to the border of India having Darjeeling in the East.

 Ilam is one of the richest districts of Nepal in terms of its unique cultural diversity, lush green forests, natural landscapes, holy sites, and flourishing cash crops sectors like Potato, cardamom, ginger, coffee, red round chilly, and broom grass. It is mostly known for its tea and cardamom which is famous all over Nepal and South Asia, and also all over the world.

Ilam tea garden is said to be the world's best organic tea producer. Other than tea and crops, ilam is also famous for the beautiful places with peaceful environment such as Antu Danda, Siddhi Thumka, Kanyam and Fikkal, Chhintapu, Mai Beni, Sadakpur, Mai Pokhari, Gajur Mukhi etc. popular for the largest sloped tea gardens in Kanyam and also the heavenly views of many mountains such as Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Everest and so on.

Visitors and researchers also go to Ilam for botanical and anthropological research. The romantic sunrise and sunset, walk in the tea gardens, picnic and sightseeing spots, cultural heritage and short treks along the slopes into nearby jungles and villages are some of the major things to do in ilam . The main ethnic groups and communities living in Ilam are the Brahmins and Chhetris, other major ethnic groups and communities living in Ilam include Magars, Gurungs, Rais, Lepchas, Limbus, and Sherpas.

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Major Things to do in Ilam

There are serval exciting things to do Ilam some of the major things and must visit places are mentioned below:

Visit Beautiful Places with Tea Garden

Ilam is popular for its beautiful landscapes covered with young green tea leaves. From some of the beautiful places, different mountains including Mount Everest can be seen. Ilam is a place to drown with natural beauty. There are many places in a small area of Ilam such as Antu Danda, Siddhi Thumka, Kanyam, and Fikkal etc. where you can enjoy the peaceful natural environment

Varieties of Tea

Tea is the main specialty of this area. Different types of tea can be found here so you can get the original taste of many types of tea. If you are a tea lover, Ilam is a perfect destination for you.


Except for tea, there are several other vegetation and crops found in ilam. Crops such as Potato, cardamom, ginger, coffee, red round chilly etc. are largely found in the fertile lands of ilam. So it offers the chance of viewing the original crop farming styles in Nepal.

Boating in Mai Pokhari

Mai Pokhari is also a major destination in ilam famous all over Nepal. It is a religious pond for both Hindu and Buddhist community people. Some species of fishes are reserved to make the pond more superior. Boating over this pond is a relaxing experience in ilam.

Red Panda View

Many people claim to view the red panda in ilam area. There is no distinct reserved area for red panda but ilam is the natural habitat for red panda so you may also get the chance to view red panda in ilam.