The Kanyam tea gardens are located on the highest point of the tea production area in the district of Ilam at the height of 6000 ft above sea level. The tea in Kanyam was first planted with the help and technical collaboration with the British government. The tea state’s first foundation was set by King Birendra who had a vision to develop the tea sector in this part of Nepal, very close to the Kanchenjunga mountain range. The Kanyam tea garden is approximately 240 hectares big and it produces around 125 thousands kilograms of orthodox tea every year. The climate and environment are perfect for growing tea, which is proven by the proximity of the famous tea station in India – Darjeeling. If you are a passionate tea lover then Ilam is the perfect destination for you. Apart from visiting Kanyam and tasting its delicious tea, you can explore the district since tea is grown locally practically everywhere. There are many hill stations from where you can observe the Kanchenjunga mountain range or simply enjoy the hilly environment over a nice cup of Ilam tea.