Jhapa also has vast areas of forests, such as Deonia, Charali, Charkose Jhaadi, Sukhani, Jalthal, and others. It's name itself is derived from the Rajbanshi word "jhapa" meaning "canopy", which suggests that the area was a dense forest in the past. It was once such a dense and dangerous forest that it was called Kaalapaani and prisoners were sent here to die of malaria and other diseases in the jungle.Jhapa is diverse and rich in culture and traditions due to the influences of its different tribes. All the tribes/ethnic groups have their own languages, customs and traditions, and they celebrate their festivals every year.
Jhapa also has several religious and historical sites of great importance like Kankai Mai, Kichakbadh, Satasidham, Arjundhara, Chillagadh, Biratpokhar, and Krishnathumki among others. It is believed that Pandu's son Bhim had killed Kichak in Kichakbadh (near Kechana in the south border) in the time of the Mahabharata and a great festival is observed on that day every year. There is also the historical fort of Chandragadh which gave its name to Chandragadhi. Other sites too have their own religious and historical values. It is also the gateway to Darjeeling and Sikkim and the rest of north-east India from Nepal.Jhapa is one of the most developed districts of the country. Almost all the villages and towns are linked by roads. There are schools and colleges in many parts of the district. There is also an airport and a hospital in Bhadrapur.It has the highest literacy rate and consist of most intellectual person.It plays the main role in national politics.The Communist revolution was started from the Jhapa,which led to formation of one the most prominent party of nation CPN-UML. Many national political figures are from jhapa such as K.P Oli,K.P
It is one of the major area for the Production of Tea and Rice.Budhubare situated below the Mahabhara range is the most fertile land of Nepal. Several other large Tea Estate are also located in Jhapa. Giri Bandhu Tea Estate, Tokla Tea Estate, Sattighatta Tea Estate, New Giri & Sons Tea Estate, Buttabari Tea Processing are some of the major Tea estates in Jhapa Jhapa District, a district of Mechi Zone in Nepal. The district, with Chandragadhi as its district headquarters.Jhapa District - from WN Network. WorldNews delivers latest Breaking news including World News, US, politics, business, entertainment & science.