Things to do in Dharan

Located at the east of Nepal, Dharan is a beautiful town surrounded by hills. This lovely town has a great deal to offer to its guests. It is not only famous for its natural beauty and places of worship but also is renowned for its unique sense of style and fashion. Below is a list of things one can do during their stay in Dharan.

  • Drive to Bhedetar

This beautiful hill station can be reached by a twenty minutes’ ride from the main bazaar of Dharan. The climate of Bhedetar is cool throughout the year which makes it the best destination for the locals of Dharan to escape the summer heat. From Charles Point located at the top of the hill, one can have a panoramic view of the fort, waterfalls, and forests. The Pathibhara temple and Namaste Jharna are the main attractions which lure both the pilgrims and tourists to this gem of a place.

  • Hike to Namje

Namje, a small Magar village in Dhankuta, has been named one of the 12 best unheard of places by CNN. A 20-minute walk uphill from Bhedetar takes you to this picturesque village that offers a perfect break from the hustle and bustle of the town. The friendliness of the locals, beautiful views and mouth-watering local cuisines served in the roadside cafes help in making your trip to this village a memorable one.  

  • Play Golf

The country’s cheapest Golf membership is offered by Nirvana Country Club in Dharan for Rs 2000 a month. It eliminates the perception of Golf is an expensive sport by providing such a lucrative bargain. If golf is your favorite sport, a visit to this place is a must. Rest assured, you won’t regret your decision!

  • Walk around the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

Covering a pretty large area, the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences is one of the famous health institutes in Nepal. One can have a stroll around its premises which makes a good exercise. The best time will be the evenings when the cool breeze gently strokes on your face. The Paan (beetle leaf) at a local shop outside the institute ismust-eat.

  • Spend some time in a local pub

Dharan is one of the most fashionable and stylish towns in Nepal. Visiting the local pubs could be the best way to observe some of the latest trends in the town. There are a few places offering live music that stay open till 10 pm while most of the places close at 8.

  • Pilgrimage to the holy shrines

Dharan is home to the famous Dantakali temple, Pindeshwor temple, Budha Subba temple and Pancha Kanya temple. These temples are centers for rituals, fairs, and events A dantakali temple is believed to be one of the Shakti Peeths where Sati Devi’s tooth had fallen.

  • Barbeque Party at Yalambar Park

There are a few community parks in Dharan among which Yalambar Park is a great place to have a barbeque party with friends and family. Dharan is truly a heaven for the pork barbeque lovers.

Ananta Acharya

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