Top 10 destination of Koshi Province

VisitKoshi Mar 14, 2024

It is one of the seven provinces according to the new constitution of Nepal. Province 1 lies in the eastern part of Nepal where around 4.5 million people are living with a population density of 175.6 per square kilometer. It is rich in natural beauty and other religious sites. There are more than 15 mountains, rivers, ponds, temples, etc.

  1. Baraha Chhetra:

It situates 20 km away from Dharan on the confluence of Sapta Koshi and Koka River in the Sunsari district of the eastern part of Nepal. It dedicates to the Hindu God Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. According to legend, Lord Vishnu came to this area as the form of white boar and killed an evil demon known as Hiranyakashyapu.

Baraha Chhetra Temple

Especially in Makar Sankranti, people come there for a bath in the confluence of Saptakoshi and Koka River and worship the god with a strong belief that they emancipate from their sins. It is the best place for pilgrims.

  1. Koshi Tappu:

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, located in the eastern Terai region of Nepal, is a paradise for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Spread across lush floodplains, marshes, and oxbow lakes, this protected area is renowned for its rich biodiversity and as a haven for migratory birds.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Home to over 500 species of birds, including endangered species like the Bengal florican and the Sarus crane, Koshi Tappu offers unparalleled opportunities for birdwatching. Visitors can embark on guided safaris, boat rides, and nature walks to spot a diverse array of avian species against the backdrop of scenic wetlands and grasslands.

  1. Kanyam:

Nestled in the lush hills of Nepal's Ilam district, Kanyam is a picturesque destination renowned for its sprawling tea gardens and breathtaking views. Situated at an elevation of approximately 1,700 meters above sea level, this charming town offers a tranquil retreat for nature lovers and tea enthusiasts alike.

Kanyam Tea Garden

Aside from its tea estates, Kanyam boasts stunning vistas of rolling hills, cascading waterfalls, and terraced fields, providing ample opportunities for scenic hikes and leisurely strolls. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the local culture by exploring nearby villages, interacting with friendly locals, and sampling traditional Nepali cuisine.

  1. Bishnupaduka:

Bishnupaduka is one of the holy places for Hindus. It is situated in the northwest part of Dharan, where the holy river Kokaha originated. Local people found a rock with two clear footprints and it is believed that the footprints are of Lord Vishnu. So the people built a small temple and called it Bishnupaduka temple.


The main pilgrimage sites to perform shraddha are Gokarna of Kathmandu, Betrawati of Rasuwa, and Bishnupaduka of Dharan. Spritures have accepted this shrine to be older and holier than Gaya of India.

  1. Pathibhara Temple:

Pathibhara Temple is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site located in Taplejung district of eastern Nepal. Situated at an altitude of around 3,794 meters (12,444 feet) above sea level, the temple holds significant religious importance for devotees, particularly those of the Limbu community.

Pathibhara Temple

Devotees believe that visiting Pathibhara Temple and offering prayers can fulfill their wishes and bring them blessings from Goddess Pathibhara, also known as Maa Pathibhara. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Pathibhara, a manifestation of Hindu goddess Durga.

  1. Haleshi Mahadev:

Haleshi Mahadev Temple, also known as Halesi Mahadevasthan, is a significant religious site located in the Khotang district of eastern Nepal. This ancient temple is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, making it a place of pilgrimage for devotees from various backgrounds.

Haleshi Mahadev

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism, and is believed to be one of the holiest shrines dedicated to him in Nepal. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva took refuge in Haleshi after eluding the demon Bhasmasur, and the temple is said to have been established to commemorate this event.

  1. Basantapur:

Basantapur is a city located in the Himalayan Therathum district of Koshi Province, Nepal. It is the main city of Laligurans Municipality and is known for its beautiful rhododendron forests, snow-covered peaks during the winter season, and stunning natural scenery. Basantapur is often referred to as the "capital city of rhododendrons" due to its abundance of these vibrant flowers.


Basantapur is located at an altitude of approximately 2,200 meters (7,200 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest cities in Nepal. It is situated on the eastern side of the Himalayan range and is surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks, including Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. Basantapur is also home to the Mai Pokhari lake, which is a popular tourist destination and an important source of water for the region.

  1. Bhedetar:

It situates in the Dhankuta district in the Koshi Zone, 16 km north of Dharan. People also know it as ‘Sailung Danda’ in Nepal. Mainly it is famous for heart-touching cool and fresh environment.


You can see a beautiful view of Dharan, green landscapes, fields, big hills, etc from there. It is also famous for rafting, boating, paragliding, trekking, and hiking. There are more than 35 hotels to serve tourists.People come there to feel a peaceful environment and observe its natural beauty.

  1. Illam:

Nestled in the eastern hills of Nepal, Ilam is renowned for its lush tea gardens, breathtaking landscapes, and serene ambiance. This picturesque district, often referred to as the "Tea Capital of Nepal," offers a tranquil retreat for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Illam Tea Garden

Ilam's rolling hills are adorned with rows of vibrant green tea bushes, creating a mesmerizing vista that stretches as far as the eye can see. Visitors to Ilam can explore the sprawling tea estates, learn about the tea cultivation process, and savor freshly brewed cups of aromatic tea amidst the tranquil surroundings.

  1. Sandakpur:

Sandakphu, situated on the border between Nepal and the Indian state of West Bengal, is a breathtaking destination renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range. Located at an altitude of 3,636 meters (11,929 feet), Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal and offers unparalleled vistas of some of the world's tallest mountains.


The trek to Sandakphu is a popular adventure for trekkers and nature enthusiasts, winding through rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and quaint villages. Along the way, trekkers are treated to stunning views of majestic peaks like Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and Makalu, creating a truly awe-inspiring experience.