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 can be found close to the longest river of Nepal – the Karnali river. During the reign of King Mahendra, Tikapur was chosen as the place for the biggest and most beautiful park in Nepal: the Royal Gardens of Tikapur. The natural and fresh environment of the garden had a positive effect on the king’s health. Hence, this place is also known as “King Mahendra‘s retreat.” Since then, the park has not lost its qualities but remains a popular destination for everyone who seeks recreation in nature.
Not far from the park, Tikapur offers a culinary highlight: the “Banana Restaurant”. A variety of food products made out of banana, such as mo-mos, chips, ice-cream and wine will be served there. But not only the fruits of the tree come to good use there. Visitors can also buy handicrafts created from parts of the banana stem, so that as little as possible from the tree goes to waste.