Dharan lies right at the foot of hills,
but the transformation when coming from Terai is dramatic. It is a hill
town with hill people. Dharan is also the gateway to such towns in eastern
hills as Dhankuta which are being developed as regional center for the
whole area. Until 1989 there used to be a British Gurkha Camp in Dharan
which was used to recruit Gurkha soldiers from the eastern hills. Rais and
Limbus from eastern Nepal used to constitute the major portion of Gurkha
soldiers. Dharan is now a bustling bazaar town that has grown rapidly.
Temples of Dhantakali, Buda Subba and Singha Bahini in Dharan are unique
Varahakshetra - This is another important temple site located at the
confluence of the Koka and Koshi rivers. The site is known to belong to
the period of later Guptas, who had issued a copper grant for the two
Varaha images found there. There are also many miniature Gupta period
temple replicas, which suggest that many such temples and idols were made
during the sixth and seventh centuries A. D.
This hill town is linked by a metalled road with the East-West Highway of
Nepal. It takes two hours in bus to reach to Dharan from Biratnagar.
Dharan Photo Gallery : Some beautiful photos from Dharan.
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