There are daily flights from Kathmandu (70 min, Buddha Air and Yeti Air). Busses go from many Nepali towns as well as from India (a 5h drive from Nainital or Lucknow, 7h from Delhi)
Dhangadhi is the perfect starting point for all of your adventures in the Far West. The Sub Metropolitan City with its airport and Indian border entry point is the main gateway and transportation hub of the Far Western region. It is also the capital of Kailali district and provides you with all the necessities: from hotels and restaurants to bike rentals and health care institutions everything can be found here. Before starting your exploration of the Far West, it is worth taking some time to enjoy the attractions of Dhangadhi and its surroundings. For example you should not miss Nepal’s only aircraft museum. Located inside a real Fokker jet, you can feel like an actual pilot yourself or enjoy 200 miniature aircraft models.
When the hustle and bustle of the city becomes too much, you can escape to the rural surroundings of Dhangadhi. Set between rice fields and the Kailali Jungle, two beautiful wetlands, Jokhar Lake and the Mohana River, can be easily reached by bicycle or rikshaw. Jokhar Lake is located at the eastern outskirts of the city and is great place for a relaxing walk or boating. West of the city you will find the Mohana River Corridor, a famous bird watching area. The best time to come is in the morning between 6 and 7 am.
Around Dhangadhi you will find many villages of the Tharu people, the Terai’s original inhabitants. Most of them are farming communities, responsible for tilling the area’s many rice fields. But the Tharu also produce high quality handicrafts and cherish a vivid cultural life including special dances and traditional dress. You can easily explore Dhangadhi’s rural surroundings by foot, cycle or bullock cart and absorb the atmosphere. Contact us for a special village tour!