Must Visit Places in Jhapa

12, Jun 2024 |

Jhapa, a culturally diverse and naturally stunning district in eastern Nepal, offers a blend of spiritual retreat, historical treasures, and peaceful natural spots, making it a perfect destination for every traveler seeking a unique and enriching experience.

Jhapa, located in Koshi Province on the fertile plains of eastern Nepal, is a district rich in cultural diversity and natural beauty. It takes just a 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to reach Bhadrapur, Jhapa's gateway. Jhapa is home to 110 out of the 126 ethnic groups found in Nepal, making it one of the most culturally diverse districts in the country. When visiting Jhapa, it’s advisable to pack light, thin clothes for the summer and warmer clothes for the cooler winter weather. As one of the most developed regions of Nepal, Jhapa is beautiful too and it offers various must-visit spots for tourists. Here are some key attractions that you shouldn’t miss.

Satakshi Dham

Located about 38 km northwest of Bhadrapur Airport, Satakshi Dham is often referred to as the second Janakpurdham. This site holds significant religious importance, with many pilgrims visiting to worship Satakshi Devi, especially during the festival of Bala Chaturdashi in the month of Mangsir. During this festival, a three-day fair is organized, attracting many visitors who come to honor their deceased loved ones. Besides its spiritual significance, Satakshi Dham is a perfect place for nature lovers, featuring beautiful ponds, a waterfall, and the soothing sounds of birds.


Jamunkhadi is an ideal destination for picnics and family outings. It has a beautiful lake and an animal reserve where visitors can see deer, porcupines, various bird species, and even pythons. Mostly, kids seem to enjoy this place.  Popular among domestic tourists, Jamunkhadi draws more than 5,000 visitors annually. Weekends and holidays are particularly busy with families and children enjoying the peaceful environment.

Arjun Dhara Dham

Also known as the Pashupatinath of Eastern Nepal, Arjun Dhara Dham attracts pilgrims from across Nepal and India due to its religious significance.It is believed that Lord Arjun shot an arrow in the middle of the ground and the fountain emerged which helped his cows quench the thirst. The temple, built in the pagoda style, dates back centuries and is surrounded by a peaceful environment with a small pond, making it a serene spot for reflection and worship.


Hiledhap Wetland

Hiledhap is an enchanting area with 17 ponds housing over 1.7 million fish. The wetland's stunning scenery is complemented by flocks of turkeys, roosters, and ducks, offering a delightful experience for visitors. It's an enjoyable place to explore with family and friends.

Kichak Vadh

Kichak Vadh covers 10 bighas of land in Ward No. 2, south of Bhadrapur Municipality. This historical site, discovered during a 2002 archaeological excavation, features 2,000-year-old palace ruins and clay bricks with swastika engravings. Named after the demon Kichak, who was believed to be killed  there, the area includes various ponds, statues, and temples, making it a fascinating visit for history enthusiasts.


Salbari Park

Salbari Park is a popular recreational spot featuring a pond surrounded by dense forest. Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty, a picturesque suspension bridge, boating on the pond, and a children's playground. It’s a great place for families to relax and have fun.


Birat Pokhari

Located just 4 km from Birtamode, Birat Pokhari consists of seven beautiful ponds of various shapes. Legend has it that King Birat used these ponds to quench his thirst, giving the site its name. Visitors can enjoy relaxing by the ponds, especially in the evenings, while enjoying local snacks with friends and family.

Jhapa, with its blend of cultural diversity and natural attractions, offers a unique travel experience in Nepal. From historical sites and religious landmarks to peaceful parks and vibrant wetlands, there is something for everyone in this beautiful district. Whether you're seeking spiritual enrichment, historical insight, or just a peaceful retreat in nature, Jhapa promises a memorable visit.

Picture Credit- Niraj Regmi, Wikidata, Chandragadhi Airport, nepalish

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