Ilam is a beautiful hill station in eastern Nepal. It is popular for tea with many beautiful and lush tea gardens in the hills of Ilam. Besides the spectacular views of the tea gardens, there are many other places to visit in Ilam.
Kanyam is a Place of Ilam district in the Mechi zone of eastern Nepal. It is one of the famous tourist places for National and International Tourist. It is popular for its lush green tea garden and is the most beautiful and most popular for tourism and picnic spot.
It lies on the way to Ilam bazaar on the Mechi highway spreading its greenery in about 240 hectors of land and is situated at the height of 6000 feet from the sea level. A large tea estate called Kanyam Tea Estate is planted in the Middle of Tea Garden which has also helped in the development of Kanyam.
The tea garden is popular among tourists (domestic as well as international) for research, picnic, sight scene, photography and for moviemaking as well. Kanyam is the biggest picnic and tourism spot of Ilam district.
Annually thousands of domestic as well as international tourist used to visit this place for the picnic and to watch the beauty of the tea garden as well as beautiful hills.
There is also a small town on the Mechi highway nearby Kanyam called Fikkal bazaar, it is the junction from where one can go to the eastern border called Pashupatinagar adjacent to the Darjeeling of India.
Shree Antu is the beautiful hill in the district, Antu Danda is one of the best places in Ilam to view the spectacular sight of sunrise, sunset and the Himalayas.
This 2,328m high hill overlooks the Terai flatlands, terraced hills of cash crops, tea gardens and thick pine forests. One can also enjoy the views of Mirik, Kurseong, and Darjeeling on a bright and clear day.
About an hour drive from Pashupatinagar and about the three-hour drive from Ilam Bazaar takes you to Antu Danda where one can stay at the local homes that offer home-stay facilities in the area.