Divided With A River, United By Culture
Divided With A River, United By Culture1 min 88 1 min 88
The river Mahakali is the natural border between Nepal and India in Dharchula, Uttarakhand.
Known for its rich culture and vivid traditions, the bijou town of Dharchula is located in the heart of the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand also in Nepal
It is perched at an elevation of 915 meters and is a major destination of the Kumaon region, lying on the Kailash Mansarovar and Chota Kailash parvat
Dharchula is situated on the bank of river Mahakali which originates from a place called Kalapani, as it separates and forms the border between India and Nepal.
Nepal has a district with a similar name, Darchula District, across the river Mahakali, which acts as the natural border between India and Nepal over a long stretch.
People of the two towns have similar traditions, culture, and lifestyle, and can move across the border without a passport or visa.
The area has a mixture of Kumaouni and Rung language, traditions, and culture.