Ilam is a municipality and tea-producing town in Nepal. It is in the Ilam District, which is in the hilly Eastern Region of Nepal, 700 km east of Kathmandu. It is famous for natural scenery and landscapes, tea production, holy sites and diverse agricultural economy. Ilam offers an excellent getaway from city life for sunrise and sunset, a brisk walk in the tea garden, tranquil picnic and sightseeing stops, short treks along gentle slopes or a trudge into the nearby woods. If spiritual instinct calls, there are several holy sites one can visit in and around the area. Ilam is a much sought-after tourist destination for travellers of all kinds.
From up here at 5,500ft you can see the entire Ilam region, even Darjeeling and Kurseong across the border. The cool climate, emerald Greenland the songs of the tea pickers all blend to produce a particular Nepali tea culture, one that growers think is ripe for tourism. We can find a large land of lush-green tea gardens in Illam and the rolling hills covered with tea leaves are simply wonderful. Greenery is all over the hills of Islam all around the year. The Island Tea Garden is situated near Ilam Bazaar and Kenyan Tea Garden located between Terai plain and ILam Bazaar are the majority of Nepal. Illam gives us a feeling of Relaxation and enjoyment.