Dhakeri drawing domestic tourists

Published On: February 27, 2024 03:20 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BANKE, Feb 27: The Dhekeri area of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality of Banke is becoming a popular tourist spot among the domestic tourists lately with development of infrastructures and maintenance of twin gardens.

The Dhakeri Botanical Garden and Rimna Community Garden are becoming the centers of attraction among the visitors, especially nature enthusiasts due to the serene environment and aesthetically pleasing landscape the gardens offer.

Hundreds of tourists visit the twin gardens here on a daily basis, said Bishwaraj Khanal, a local leader. "Visitors mostly flock to the garden on Saturdays and other public holidays."

Over 450 species of plants are being conserved in the Dhakeri Botanical Garden spanning across five hectares. Established in 1996 as the first botanical garden in Banke, the garden has been an attraction for botany researchers and students interested in botany or horticulture.

Major attractions of the Dhakeri Botanical Garden are plants such as Cutch, Black Plum, Ceylon Oak, Kumkum tree forest, sandalwood and Blackboard tree among others.

Visitors coming to the botanical gardens get to treat themselves with the local delicacies that the hotels in Dhakeri market offer. Basic to well-equipped hotels are in operation in Dhakeri market, added Bharat Khadka who runs a homestay in the locality.

Local tourists from Kohalpur and Nepalgunj throng Dhakeri market usually on Saturdays to savor local delicacies, he added. 



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