The Chitwan district is in southwest Nepal. The region is named after Chitwan Valley, which is situated between the Mahabharat and Siwalik ranges in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Bharatpur is its central city and also the fifth-largest town in Nepal.
THINGS TO DO
Chitwan region has a unique and rich presence of diverse flora and fauna. The Chitwan National Park is the first and biggest national park in Nepal. Along with Parsa Wildlife Reserve, it presents such rare species of animals as the Bengal tiger, Rhinoceros, Gharial (South Asian Crocodile), Leopard, Indian Rock Python, Mugger (another species of Crocodile), and several species of Deer.
There are also many other places to visit in Chitwan, including Das Dhunga, the final resting place of the people’s leader Madan Bhandari.
Bishazari Tal Lake is near the Chitwan National Park. It is a favorite bird watching center and also harbors hosts of crocodiles. The Narayani River is both the deepest and among the largest rivers in Nepal.
Famous religious and cultural landmarks of Bharatpur are Devghat, Ganeshthan Temple, Bageshwari Temple, Harihar Temple and Maula Kalika. Other tourist attractions include Upardanghari fort, Kasrra Durbar Palace, Bharatpur Covered hall and Diyalo Bangala Palace.
Narayangarh is the main shopping area in Bharatpur. It has recently become a commercial and retail center of Chitwan District, as well as the heart of the hospitality industry. You’ll find hotels, lodges, restaurants and tourists hubs for every taste in Narayangarh.
Buses, microbuses, and other land transport are available for travel outside the city. Within city limits, rickshaws, and hired cars are preferred. The Mahendra East West Highway connects Bharatpur to different parts of the country. While another highway, which connects Bharatpur with Kathmandu, leads to the border of India. Bharatpur Airport serves 7 to 11 flights a day to Kathmandu, operated by one government and four domestic airlines.
September 24, 2016 3:23 pm