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Know more about Okhaldhunga

Okhaldhunga is one of the district situated in hilly region of Eastern Development region in Sagarmatha zone. This place is situated in the altitude range from 390 meter to 3627 meter. It covers an area of around one thousand and seventy five sq. meter. This district is situated in between Khotang, Ramechhap, Solukhumbu, Udayapur and Sindhuli. It is believed that the name of this district Okhaldhunga is derived from the stone of the shape of Okhal situated in Okhaldhunga VDC 6 at Shiddeswor park.

This is a under developing district which is rich not only in terms of natural beauty but also in cultural heritage. This place is the part of Wallo Kirat , home to Rai and Sunuwar community.Apart from this groups we can find Limbu, Magar, Tamang, Bhujel, Newar and many more.
There are lot of religiously and biologically important place to visit in this district.
A number of rivers, waterfalls, peaks, cave and religious place are consider as the attracting point of this place.
Dudh Koshi rive…

Culture of Rai

Nepal is a very ancient country, which was ruled by many dynasties in the past. Among them, the Kirat rule is taken as a very significant one, being the longest period that extended from pre-historic to historic period. In ancient Hindu scriptures, Nepal is referred as the “Kirat Desh” or “the Land of Kirats”. The Kirat Rai belong to the Kirati group or the Kirat confederation that includes the Rai, Limbu, Yakkha and Sunuwar. Dhimal, Hayu, Koche , Thami, Chepang, and Surel ethnic groups also consider themselves to be of Kirati descent. The traditional homeland of the Rai extends across the Solukhumbu, the Okhaldhunga , Khotang, Bhojpur and the Udayapur districts in the northeastern hilly/mountainous region of Nepal, west of the Arun River in the Sun Koshi River watershed. Rais are also found in significant numbers in the Indian state of Sikkim and in the northern West Bengal towns of Kalimpong and Darjeeling. According to Nepal’s 2001 census, there are 635,751 Rai in Nepal which represen…