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"The Gateway to Nepal"

Birgunj Tourism

Birgunj is a Nepali city which is based near the border of the Indian state of Bihar. It is a major point of entry for Indian goods trade. Birgunj also receives the goods coming in from the port of Kolkata. Located in the Terai region, Birgunj is the second-largest city after Biratnagar and the sixth most populated metropolis in Nepal.

Birgunj is a metropolitan city in Parsa District in Province No. 2 of southern Nepal. It lies 135 kilometres south of the capital Kathmandu, located in the north to Raxaul, although not a frequented destination on tourist itineraries, it is often a popular stopover for people undertaking treks in Nepal such as the Annapurna Base Camp and the surrounding mountains of Nepal.

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  • This area constitutes a pretty pond surrounded by a garden known as Ghadiarwa Pond. It’s popular amongst Nepali youth as a hangout spot. The pond has a Hindu god situated in the middle and the locals can be found performing yoga, walking, cycling, or just simply sitting there during the morning. This place is also a destination during the Chhath Festival (Sun God Festival). Sometimes, even boating is allowed in the pond but the water is known to turn murky quickly so don’t bank on this idea.
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  • A glimpse of Birgunj's love for tradition and worship can be gained as it is popular for the Lord Buddha Stupa on a tiny hillock called Vishwa. It is also well-known for a fair held every five years at the Gadhi Mai Temple.

  • The city is popular for the Bindaswini Temple and its proximity to Arsa Wildlife Reserve & Chitwan National Park.

  • A temple named Shri Gawaha Mai Temple shares a bit of history with Birgunj. Earlier, Birgunj was known as Gawaha in the honour of Shri Gawaha Mai Temple. That is enough to indicate how old and important this temple really is. Chanting of Mantras can be heard throughout the year. Locals often visit this temple before opening their business for the day in hopes of good luck. 

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Birgunj Gantaghar - Located in the Middle of Birgunj
Gahawamai Temple - Famous Temple in Birgunj
Vijaya Dashimi Festival Celebrated in Gahawamai Temple

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What is the best time to visit Birgunj?

November to March is the best time to visit Birgunj as those are the winter months. During this time, the temperature at Birgunj is optimal and the rainfall too. The only issue is the humidity that is usually high at the time but it reduces towards March. In winter, it is cold at night with temperatures sometimes below zero. However, the maximum temperatures can still reach up to 20°C. Then the mountains are covered with snow, including some high hills. 
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What are the places near Birgunj?

The top places near to Birgunj are Kathmandu which is 87 km from Birgunj, Nagarkot which is located 97 km from Birgunj, Pokhara which is located 158 km from Birgunj, Janakpur which is located 112 km from Birgunj, Lumbini which is located 151 km from Birgunj

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