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Kanyam is a tourist destination in Illam District of Nepal. It lies in Suryodaya Municipality in Illam District in the Province No. 1 of eastern Nepal. Kanyam is known for its green tea garden and picnic spots. The first foundation is planted by Late King Birendra with the long-term vision in tea sector. Kanyam is also known as “queen of the eastern Nepal” due to its natural environment and gateway to the famous sunrise point Shree Antu.

Tea Garden at Kanyam
Tea Garden at Kanyam

Geographical Overview of Kanyam:

It is located around 6000 ft from sea level, Kanyam tea gardens covers approx. 240 hectares of out of which 200 hectares is used for tea plantation and it produces around 125kg of teas with great flavor.

Famous Love Danda (Love Peak)
Famous Love Danda (Love Peak)

People & Culture of Kanyam:

Population of Kanyam is around 5,499 and the major ethnic groups living here include Brahmins and Chettri’s, Magar’s, Gurung’s, Rai’s, Limbu’s, and Sherpa’s. Kanyam is a hilly region with farmers as main inhabitants along with some businessmen, officials, and government employees.

Beautiful Road and road side shop stalls.
Beautiful Road and road side shop stalls.

Major Attraction of Kanyam:

Tea Garden:

Kanyam Illam is the pocket zone of Himalayan tea, which is exported overseas, Kanyam tea gardens covers approx. 240 hectares, and it produces around 125kg of teas with great flavor. Kanyam is known for teas, it exports different flavor of teas not only on national level but also internationally. While you are in Kanyam, you must try tea there it will leave its taste forever in your heart and soul.

Tea Garden at Kanyam
Tea Garden at Kanyam

Mesmerizing Natural beauty

Kanyam is known for its natural beauty, it’s called Queen of eastern Nepal for a reason, Tea Garden and the pine trees have covered the hills and the view is breath taking, also its chilled foggy weather is like a cherry on the cake which provides heavenly view which amazes everyone. Because of its Beauty it attracts the tourists from different parts of the country and also outside of the country.

Famous Kanyam Landmark Point
Famous Kanyam Landmark Point

Horse Riding

Kanyam has a Horse-riding community which exist to serve the tourists who wants to take a tour of beautiful tea gardens on the horse. You can explore the beauty of Kanyam riding on the horse.

Spectacular Sunrise as well as Sunset

Kanyam is gifted with natural beauty, A majestic view of sunrise over tea garden, and the sunset under the tea garden of Kanyam is to die for. You shouldn’t miss the beautiful view of sunrise and sunset while staying in Kanyam.

Beautiful Night view at Kanyam
Beautiful Night view at Kanyam

Things to do in Kanyam

  • Horse Riding
  • Explore Tea Gardens & Tea factories
  • Picnics and tours
  • Rent cultural dress and click pictures on it.
  • Site seeing
  • Seeing the tea plants being processed

How to Reach Kanyam

If we start our journey from Birtamode, it is 45.8 km which takes 1 hour 31 mins approx.

Route: – Birtamode to Charali 8 km; 16 min to Kanyam 37.8 km; 1 hour 15 min.

View form Kanyam
View form Kanyam

Kanyam is a beautiful place full of hills covered with tea garden and pine trees, its chilling weather makes it more beautiful and center of attraction. Kanyam is the go-to escape place for eastern people specially in summer. People visit Kanyam to escape the heat and to spend some quality time with their loved ones.

Video Source: Sulav Yatra


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