Kanchanpur District a part of Mahakali Zone, is one of seventy-five districts of Nepal. It is located in southern-west of Nepal. It is bordered with Kailali District in east, Dadeldhura District in north and with India in south and west.

If we look into the historical background, before the unification of Nepal, this district was the Part of Doti Kingdom. Nepal lost it to the East India Company after Anglo-Nepalese war(1814-1816) between the then Kingdom Of Nepal and East India Company followed by Sugauli Treaty. Later on after treaty of 1860, Nepal recoverd this land along with Kailali, Banke and Bardiya. First, its Headquarter was Belauri Municipality and the current headquarter Mahendranagr was declared on the year 2019 B.S.

The majority of population is occupied by peoples that have migrated from northern hilly region and minor group are the ethnic Tharu community.The district is renowned for Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and 1456.97 meters long multispan Suspension Bridge over Mahakali River.

Jhilmila Lake, Bedkot Lake and Vishnu Temple are the other places for visit to relief your mental stress.