one of the major gateways of Nepal and the city with the Busiest Land Port of Nepal
RINA KUMARI MANDAL
Get a taste of multilingual and multi-ethnic Nepal, visit Birgunj the industrial city of Nepal and add color to your travel memories when in Nepal.
The favorite hub of the business community has a lot more to offer than just border trade. Being one of the few cities of Nepal to have a railway connection to Raxaul, Birgunj offers traveler from all around the world a different experience with its warm hospitality.
The city with the busiest land port of Nepal is filled with fervor.
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Situated right in the middle of the city, the clock tower is something that has turned into the identity of the place. To go to Birgunj and not see this structure is almost impossible.
The Ghanta Ghar (clock tower) was built in 1976 with active participation from the then zonal commissioner Lakshya Bahadur Gurung and the locals.
A pretty pond surrounded by a beautiful garden is a popular hangout in the bustling city. 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 mornings and evenings.
This place is also a destination during the Chhath Festival (Sun God Festival).
Lord Buddha Stupa
Located on the tinny hillock called Vishwa, the Lord Buddha Stupa represents the diversity that exists in the culture of Nepal. Away from the loud noises of the city, you can easily find peace once you get there. Not very extraordinary but definitely not to miss kind of place.
Shree Gahawamai Temple
Earlier, Birgunj was known as Gawaha in honor of the 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 in this temple.
It is believed that one who visits the temple is showered with luck and hope. Making a wish here is something every visitor does.
Not to miss street food
A fan of food? Don’t call yourself a foodie unless you have tasted the street food in Birgunj.
The wide variety of street food are the specialty of this place. Indulge your taste buds with food items available like chaat, tikas, bhatura, rolls, phuchkas, sweets, chola, pakaudas, jhaal muri, jhiljhilii and many others.
In Birgunj and not taking a rickshaw tour is something you will regret. Take a tour in the colorful rickshaws and explore the hidden beauty of the city.
Some of the palces worth visiting when in Birgunj are the Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Surya Mandir, Gadhimai Temple and Bindabasini Temple which is believed to be connected with the Bindabasini temple in Pokhara.