Dhangadhi is in Western Tarai.
Dhangadhi city is one of the western gates of Nepal. It is situated in the Far-Western Development Region on the border of Uttar Pradesh state, India. Dhangadhi with the population 104,047 people (2011 Nepal census) is the 9th biggest city of Nepal. It is a capital of Kailali District, which comes under the province of Seti. Dhangadhi is the main hub for the Far-Western Region.
A visitor travelling by air can directly reach Dhangadhi, a hub city in the Far-West region of Nepal. There are daily two flights from Kathmandu and it takes approximately 1 and a quarter of an hour to reach here. Air fare for foreign nationals to Dhangadhi- around NPR2000 and For Nepali Nationals- air fare- NPR11000
There are several bus services that link the Far-West cities like Dhangadhi with Kathmandu. Dhangadhi is approximately 680kms away from Kathmandu. It takes nearly 14 to 16 hours from Kathmandu, the capital city, to reach these provincial towns. Starting the journey from Kathmandu, on the way to the Dhnagadhi, visitors come across several places of interest: Chitwan National Park (approximately 3 hour – drive from Kathmandu), Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha (3 hour-drive from Chitwan National Park), and Bardia National Park (7 hour-drive from Lumbini).
Visitors coming from India can enter Dhangadhi through border entry points, which is only 5km the city. From Dheli it takes approximately a 8-hour drive to reach the border entry point. The Dhangadhi entry point is open from 5 am to 8 pm for all modes of tranportation. The main bus park in Delhi where you can board a bus for the Far-West is Inter State Bus Terminal( ISBT) at Anand Vihar. From Lucknow (a city in India), you can board a bus at Kesharbagh Bus Station.
In Dhangadhi there are several public bus lines, but the easiest way go get around in the town is just to take a rickshaw. Dhangadhi town is a starting point for any trip in the Far-Western Region. To get to the hilly areas in the Far West is possible to do by public bus. The main bus station is located on the main road near the Jalsa Hotel. You can also book a car through one of the local travel agencies who will normally give you a good deal as well. Make sure you get a 4WD vehicle if heading for the mountains.
In Dhangadhi there is Tourism Information Centre, where you can get assistance in arranging transportation as well as for planning of your trip. Tourist Information Centre is located on L.N. Chowk in Dhangahdi Opening hours Monday – Friday, and Sunday (10:00 – 17:00) You can reach by phone at . +977-091-521900
In Dhangadhi there is a group of 30 women, who are involved in handicraft trade to support their families. Some products you can see and buy by visiting the group. The contact person is Mrs. Rajkumar Mahatau