Ilam is one of four urban municipalities of Ilam District, which is in the hilly region of Province No. 1. Ilam also acts as the headquarters of Ilam District. Geographically it lies in the hill region which is mostly known as Mahabharata range. It is also one of the important towns in Province No. 1 and one of the major places in Nepal for tea-production. It is famous for natural scenery and landscapes, tea production, and diverse agricultural economy. It is one of the major horticultural crop production districts of Nepal.
August 28, 2018