The Kankai River (also known as Mai Khola) (Nepali: कन्काई नदी) is a river flowing from North to south in eastern part of Nepal. It flows through Ilam District and Jhapa District of Nepal. The name Kankai came from 'KANAKA' a Sanskrit word in which it means gold. It is also considered to be a sacred river for Hindus. The bank of Kankai river is popular for holy bath and worshiping.