Dharan is a popular town in Eastern Nepal. It is in Sunsari District of Province No 1. Dharan is popular for music, sports, food and fashion. The city is built on the foothills about 350m above the sea level. Dharan is linked by Koshi Highway to the hill country on the north and on the south with many popular towns of southern Nepal. There are number of lower, secondary and higher education institutions including one of the well known B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, a health sciences university. Dharan became municipality in 1962 with a total area of around 190 SqKm today about 150,000 lives in Greater Dharan.