This is a business hub of eastern Ilam. This city is directly linked by road to Darjeeling a hilly city of India situated in 58 Kilometers distance. Tea leaf, processed tea, ginger, broomsticks, cardamom etc are the major trade items of this town.  Phikkal VDC was merged along with Kanyam and Panchakanya, Mechi together to form the new Municipality. 
Phikkal has got weekly Haat on Tuesdays where local vendors and farmers gather to trade their products.
- Ilam earns Rs 32 b through agriculture Karobar Daily
- 72 new municipalities announced My Republica
- Govt announces 72 new municipalities The Kathmandu Post
|This Mechi Zone location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|