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Tinjure-Milke-Jaljale Area, Single land for 28 Rhododendron: Tourism in Eastern Nepal

Saujan Limbu/Nepalayatimes



Tehrathum – Tinjure Forest, one of the ecologically important regions, lies on the eastern mid-hills of the country at a distance of about 9 km from Basantapur bazaar of Tehrathum district. Its altitude ranges between 2400-3010 m and covers 22 Sq. Km. lying in between Basantapur and Chauki. Basantapur is a small market located on the border of Dhankuta, Sankhuvasabha and Terhathum district.

The infrastructure of development, such as road and communication has turned this area into the trading center for Terhathum, Sankhuvasabha and some parts of Bhojpur district. A large amount of Lokta’ (Daphne spp.) and medicinal plants are collected there. The area is mostly steep with forested slopes and ridges. The broad-leaved deciduous moist forest mostly covers the area and the lower canopy is composed of Rhododendron spp., Quercus spp., and Daphne spp. It is rich in biodiversity and provided the home to various indigenous and rare birds like Kalij Pheasants (Lophophora leucomelana) and Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan satyra). There is no specific geographical barrier in between the adjoining areas so that the movement of wildlife and birds within these areas is possible.

The area is covered with magnificently beautiful and splendid Rhododendron jungle intermixed mainly with oak and other tree species such as Magnolia spp., Castanopsis spp., Abies spectabilis, Betula utilis, Taxus Baccata with different kinds of shrubs, herbs, climbers, epiphytes, and grasses. In these regions, a survey of the bird was conducted in 1997-1998. A total of 73 bird species belonging to 23 families were recorded. Birds were observed in dense forest, degraded forest, bamboo groves, scrub and open habitats.

To reach there we can use 2 way. One way is by bus from Kathmandu with crossing Dharan and Dhankuta. Even it is developing district we can reach easily to the Headquarter of Tehrathum i.e. Myanglung bazaar. And the next way is by air. There is the majority of Limbu people and others casts.

Beside than Tinjure we can visit more place in this district are Singha Bahini Temple, Siddha Devi temple, Jal Kanya Devi Temple, Pancha Kanya Devi, Hyatrung Waterfall(Jharana), Tinjure hill, Tinjure-Milke-Jaljale area, Margha Pokhari.


Others Places which we can see in Tehrathum District

Hyatrung Waterfall: Waterfall is among the thirty highest waterfalls in the World.


Tinjure-Milke-Jaljale Area: This area is popular for Rhododendron, where you can see twenty-eight types of Rhododendron among the Thirty Two Verity in this place.

Singhabahini Temple: Singabahini Devi temple is one of the most popular holy places in Terhathum and if you are planning to visit Terhathum than you must have to visit this place.

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