Birgunj

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Country rank: 9 out of 13 Places To Visit In Nepal

Sub-Region: Nepal


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Ideal duration: 1-2 Days

Best time: November-March (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Simara Airport (Check Flights)

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"The Gateway to Nepal"

Birgunj Tourism

Birgunj is a Nepali city which is based near the border of Nepal and India. It’s close to the border of the Indian state called Bihar and is a major point of entry of Indian goods. This place 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 of the nation.

Birgunj is a metropolitan city in Parsa District in Province No. 2 of southern Nepal. It lies 135 kilometres south of the capital Kathmandu, attached in the north to Raxaul, although not popular destination on tourist itineraries, it is often a popular stopover on the way to visit the other places in Nepal such as the Annapurna Base Camp and the surrounding mountains of Nepal. It is also known as the "Gateway to Nepal" and is connected to India via the state of Bihar and Kolkata. It is connected to Kathmandu by the Tribhuvan Highway.

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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.
  • 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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