Tikapur is located 15 km south of the East- West Highway and 10km from the Indian border. It can be reached by bus from Dhangadhi (3h) and from Nepalgunj (2h).
The picturesque town of Tikapur is located next to the longest river of Nepal – the Karnali river. During the reign of King Mahendra, Tikapur was chosen for the establishment of the biggest and most beautiful park in Nepal: the Tikapur Great Garden. The natural and fresh environment of the garden had a positive effect on the king’s health. Consequently, this place is also known as “King Mahendra‘s retreat.” Since then, the park has not lost its qualities. It remains a popular destination for those seeking recreation in nature.
Not far from the park, Tikapur offers a culinary highlight: the “Banana Restaurant”. A variety of dishes made out of banana can be eaten here: mo-mos, chips, ice-cream and even wine! However, you can not only enjoy delicious banana dishes here. Visitors can also buy handicrafts created from parts of the banana stem, so that as little as possible goes to waste!