Dhangadhi matters a lot to Nepal. This far western city of Kailali district is also capital city of newly formed province no 7 of the country. Let’s find out more about this ‘Kathmandu’ of far-west.
1 Cricket Capital Of Nepal
When it comes to Dhangadhi, first thing you don’t want to miss is cricket. This city has given a lot to Nepali cricket fans. It also has its own league DPL (Dhangadhi Premier League) where Nepal’s all national level players compete for prestigious trophy. In recent years the city has been synonym to cricket. Thanks to man behind it Subash Sahi.
2 Aircraft Museum
When you are in town, don’t miss this amazing museum established by pilot Bed Upreti.
3 Karnali Bridge
This iconic bridge made by Japan government’s assistance connects Nepal to far-west. Next time you go to Dhangadhi, have stopover at Chisapani to enjoy local ‘Fish’ 🙂
4 Devariya Botanical Garden, Beautiful Quiet Heaven In The Heart Of City.
5 Jakhur Lake, Beautiful Lake Inside Devariya Botanical Garden.
6 Ghodaghodi Taal
If Jakhaur lake is not enough, there is another beautiful lake just outskirt of the city, bigger, natural and more beautiful.
7 Dhangadhi Always Leaves Its Mark On National Level, One Such Example When It Successfully Organised 6th National Games in 2012 Despite Poor Infrastructure.
8 Kathmandu of Far West: Dhangadhi Is A Major Hub Of Business, Culture And Education In Far-West Which Is Also A Capital City Of Province No 7.
9 Seti Anchal Aspatal: State-Run Major Hospital of Far-West. Need A Lot Of Improvement Though, Just Like Any Other Government Oganisation.
10 Every City Has Its Story Teller: Kathmandu Has Ranjana, Butwal Has Kalika and Dhangadhi Has Joshi Talkies
11 Dhangadhi Attariya 6 Lane Road: Under-Construction 6 Lane Road Connecting Two Major Hubs Of Kailali
12 Ghuiya Ghat Ko Tadka Chicken In Tharu Style:
If you love spicy chicken made in local Tharu style there is no better place be like than at ‘Ghiya Ghat’ 5 km from Dhangadhi. They are so popular that they have record of selling 80 kg chicken in a day. Try it at popular Kamal Restaurant. Other places you can try local food in Dhangadi are ‘Kafle ko chicken’ ‘Shrestha Guest House ko chicken’ ‘Gurung Sekuwa’ ‘Kantipur Momo’ ‘Rambabu ko Chatpate’ etc.
13 Dhangadhi Also Boasts Some Modern Cafes; Bells Cafe, Flatland Bakers, Galaxy Cafe Just To Name A Few
14 Dipayal Lost To Dhangadhi As Capital City Of Province No 7 But Ungoing 96-KM Fast Track Will Be A Major Boost For Not Only These Two Cities But For Whole Region.
15 Dream Fapla: One Man Is Giving Everything To Establish An International Stadium In Cricket Crazy Country. Subhash Shahi Who Runs Dhangadhi Cricket Academy Is Working Hard With Local Authority, Fans And Nepal Government To Make This Dream Reality.
16 Many Temples, Some Mosques In Dhandahi
17 One More Beautiful Park In Heart Of The City
18 Sudur Pashchim Mahotsav, Probably The Biggest Yearly Event Of Far Western Region After Dhangadhi Premier League
19 Delhi Is Closer Than Kathmandu From Dhangadhi. Palia Kalan In Uttar Pradesh India Is Local Market For Nepalis
20 Major Community Of Dhangadhi And Kailali District: Tharu Community
21 Woww! What A Lovely View. Kailali Campus, Oldest Educational Institute Of Dhangadhi.
22 Dhangadhi Boasts Many Basic To Mid Range Hotels. Some Of Them Are, Devotee, Jalsa, Sathi, Rubus, Flora.
23 Dhangadhi Bus Park Connect You With All The Major Cities Of Nepal.
24 Neighbouring Attariya, Tikapur, Lamki Chuha Are Other Major Towns Of Kailali
25 Dhangadhi Has Given Some Of The Great Names In Nepal’s Art, Sports And Culture
26 Dhangadhi Airport, Gateway To Far-West Which Handles Hundreds Of Thousand Passengers Every Year. Second Longest Runway After Country’s Only International Airport TIA Kathmandu
27 And Finally What A View! Drone Picture Of Dhangadhi
Special thanks to Dhangadibasi Yubaraj Lamsal and Journalist Binod Pandey who helped prepare this article.