Kanyam: Queen of Eastern Nepal

4, Nov 2022 | nepaltraveller.com

Kanyam’s breathtaking scenery and extraordinary natural beauty make it a top tourist destination

Kanyam is a prominent tourist destination in Eastern Nepal’s Illam district, which Suryodaya Municipality administers in Province No. 1. It is situated approximately 6,000 feet above sea level. Every year, thousands of tourists from around the world arrive here to enjoy its chilling climate and greenery. 

Kanyam is well-known for its lovely, lush tea gardens, picnic areas, mesmerising natural beauty, horse riding, amicable locals, and rich cultural and traditional heritage. Due to its breathtaking scenery and extraordinary natural beauty, it is referred to as the “Queen of Eastern Nepal”. 

The late King Birendra founded Kanyam tea estate with a profound vision of Nepal’s tea industry near the mountain Kanchenjunga. It covers roughly 240 hectares, of which 200 hectares are planted for tea, yielding approximately 125 thousand Kilograms of tea. Kanyam is shrouded in an external veil of cold breeze, and the hills of this spot are covered with tea gardens that appear to be heaven. Terrace farming in the hills seems to be really picturesque. It is also well-known for its sunrise views and other natural wonders. Kanyam also offers views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the Terai region, including Jhapa, Darjeeling, Siliguri, and Mirik, as well as the Bay of Bengal. 

During the festival season, especially in October and November, Illam is famous for picnic and tour purposes. Another activity you can enjoy in Kanyam Illam during your vacation is Horseback riding. For your memories, you can also snap pictures in various cultural attire in the tea garden. Illam is also famous for Churpi and Aakabare Khursani, which you may buy during your tour. An attraction like tea processing plants can be seen here if you have spare time and are interested in it. People also come here for honeymoon, and it is one of the top destinations for couples. This is one of the spots in Eastern Nepal that you should visit at least once with your family and friends.  

(Photo Credit: Tourism Hub)

Penned By: Utsav Pun

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