Mai Pokhari, a famous place of pilgrimage lying at about thirteen kilometers north of Illam Bazar, is situated at an altitude of 2200 meters. This beautiful place consists of the pond whose circumference is more than one kilometer. Altogether there are nine corners in the pond some of which are large enough for boats.
Maipokhari Botanical Garden has maintained living collection of plants under scientific management for the purpose of education and research. This Garden is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. Many people visit the garden, enjoying a leisurely stroll among the plants and picking up ideas for their own garden.
The goal of the Mai Pokhari Botanical Garden is:
Some of the attractions of the Maipokhari botanical Garden include:
10 AM to 4 PM (Kartik 16 – Magh 15)
(1st week of Nov. to 4th week of Jan).
10 AM to 5 PM (Rest of the months).