The gateway to Chitwan National Park
Located at the southern bank of the Narayana river, Bharatpur is the fourth largest city in Nepal. Bharatpur city is the third most visited tourist destination after Pokhara and Kathmandu. It is a metropolitan city and the district headquarter of Chitwan. Bharatpur is one of the fastest-growing cities in Nepal and serves as a commercial center of the Chitwan district and the central region of Nepal. Narayanghat is an important trading area, which is situated in the center of Bharatpur. Most of the shopping center lies in the area. While government offices, hospitals and colleges are situated in other parts of the city, including Nepal's Premier Cancer Hospital, B.P Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital.
Bharatpur has a population of 1,99,869 as of the latest data. The predominantly spoken language is Nepali, Tamang, Chepang, Gurung, Newari, Tharu and Bhojpuri. Being located on the bank of Narayani River and Rapti river, the soil is fertile and filled with humus content. Also, the irrigation infrastructure is also quite good in this region. So, most of the people in this area are engaged in agriculture while some are in the small-scale processing industry along with the poultry industry, honey, floriculture, mushroom and tourism and the hospitality industry is also expanding day by day in the city of Bharatpur.
Some of the major attraction of the city
Chitwan National Park; The first National Park of Nepal.
Bishazari Tal; Twenty thousand lakes and bird watcher paradise.
Kasara Durbar; it is being used as an office of the Chitwan National Park and hosts a museum.
Diyalo Bangla Palace; The spring season palace used by the Shah Dynasty of Nepal.
DasDhunga; The people's leader Madan Bhandari was killed there in an accident.
Chitwan Jungle Safari and Elephant Riding.
Enjoy the local delicacies like Tass, Momo, Sukuti, Newari food, Tharu Food and many more.
Elephant Breeding Center.
Indulge with Tharu culture.
Religious Places like Devghat, Ganeshthan Temple, Bageshwari Temple, Harihar Temple, Kalika Temple, Durga Temple, Shahwat Dham and so on.
Narayanghat and Narayani River; A major shopping area and famous for Taas, a spicy fried goat-meat lunch dish served with bhuja or chiura
Sunset and Sunrise view over the Rapti river and Narayani River.
Rani Pokhari; It has been developed into an open-air sculpture museum and is famous for a picnic.
The main artery of the country Mahendra Highway runs through the city. Bharatpur is located at the crossing of Mahendra Highway and Madan Ashrit Highway. The city is 150km from Kathmandu and can take about 4-5 hours on a local bus. The best way to explore the city is by cycle rickshaws, local bus, taxies and electric rickshaws. They are found almost everywhere ready to take you to your desired location.
Bharatpur does have an airfield. Moreover, Bharatpur is the only city in Nepal that has two operating airports. Bharatpur Airport, in the central part of the city, offers daily flights to Kathmandu and to Pokhara. Meghauli Airport is a smaller airstrip in the southwest of the city. Yeti Airlines, Buddha Airlines and many other airlines are providing their service and connecting the people of Bharatpur with the capital.