Among the four districts, Jhapa is in the Terai and it is highly developed. Ilam and Panchthar are in the hilly region. Ilam is also in a developing stage. Ilam is naturally very beautiful. Many tourists visit Ilam annually. Kanyam is popular because of the tea garden. Antu is the place from where the rising sun can be viewed. Panchthar is the least developed of the four districts. Taplejung is in the mountainous zone.
There are two airports within Mechi: one in Bhadrapur and one in Taplejung.