Ilam’s hills turning into top tourist draws

The number of local and foreign tourists visiting the hill regions of Ilam district has swelled in recent years. The scenic Himalaya and views of the sunrise over the snow peaks are the top visitor attraction here.

There are more than a dozen hilltops in Ilam which have been gaining in popularity as tourist destinations.

Antu Hill, located in the eastern part of the district, is the most popular destination for sightseers for its unmatched views of the sunrise. Other hilltops in the western and northern parts of the district have also been pulling an increasing number of tourists who come to enjoy sunrise and sunset views.

The local people have been making efforts to turn the hilltops into sightseeing destinations. The increase in tourist arrivals to the eastern part of the district is mainly the result of promotional efforts conducted by the Antu Tourism Development Centre.

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