The charming picturesque British settlement of Dharan lies in the eastern part of Nepal. Similarly, the broad roads, decorated homes and natural beauty attract many visitors to Dharan. Hence, the city grew because of the British Gurkha Recruitment Centre in 1953. Hence, the Rais and Limbus are two ethnic groups which have a large inhabit in Dharan. These two groups constitute the majority of Gurkha Regiment.Most noteworthy, the Dharan trip is one of the best trip for nature lovers.
Dharan is one of the Metropolitan cities in eastern Nepal, in the Sunsari District, and it lies on the foothills of the Mahabharat Range in the north with its southern tip touching the edge of the Terai region at an altitude of 1148 ft (349m). It serves as a trading post between the hilly region and the plains of Terai region. It was once the location of a recruitment center for the Brigade of Gurkhas, opened in 1953. The recruitment center is closed and the campus is now the home of B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences since 1993. Dharan Sub-metropolitan city organized a Golden Jubilee celebration of Dharan from January 28 to January 31, 2011 marking the 50th year of establishment of the municipality. It is the second-largest city of Eastern Nepal. It is popular as the soccer/footballer producing factory of Nepal.
Furthermore, Bhedetar lies in the eastern hill of Dharan. Similarly, Dharan is the main gateway to some remote tourist attractions such as Kumbhakarna Himal, Kanchenjunga, Makalu Barun National Park, Arun Valley, Tinjure-Milke (Rhododendron Protection Area), Gupha Lake, Hyatrung Fall, and Sabha Pokhari. Furthermore, these locations are rather remote and therefore requires long day trips.
Dharan is the gateway to some of the best touristic attractions and Dharan has many more to offer to everybody. Buddhasubba Temple, Dantakali Temple, Vijayapur Hill, Pindeshwor Temple and Panchakanya Temple in Dharan is best to fulfill spiritual needs of any individuals. Dharan too offer some sort of night life with the abundant number of pubs, disco and hotels operating at night. A short 20 minutes hike to Namche from Dharan is highly preferrable for both nature lovers and adventure seekers. Shopping at market and enjoying barbecue are some common things that can be done in Dharan.
Dharan accommodates its visitors with different types of hotels ranging from normal lodge to star rated hotels. Locally produced organic food items along with imported items including liquors, wine, beers are available here. Some of the hotels in Dharan includes Hotel Aagan, Hotel Ambassador, Pancha Kanya Resort, Hotel Panas, etc. Dharan satisfies everybody with the variety of choice in Hotels. Aloo Nimki, normal Dal, Bhat, Tarkari, etc is available in Dharan.
Dharan is easily accessible via roadways. Dharan is 20 minutes drive from Itahari. Volvo buses from Kathmandu to Dharan leaves everybody at 3:30 PM and bus will reach morning of the following day. Basically Dharan is easily accessible through roadway.
Rafting from Tamor River to Koshi is most do in Dharan for any adventure lovers. Charles Point Bhedetar is the point to watch the scenic beauty of Dharan. Dharan has been offering Paragliding to its visitors too.
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