Gaighat

10, Apr 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

The Underrated Beauty of Eastern Nepal

Gaighat is the administrative headquarter of the Udayapur district. Being the headquarter, it is the most populated place of Udayapur. The district of Udayapur is bordered by natural borders with hills and rivers. Koshi river in the east of the district separates it from Sunsari, Sun Kosi river in the north draws a borderline which separates it from Bhojpur and Khotang. Sindhuli lies in the west across the Tawa Khola and Shivalik hills in the south separate it from outer terai of Siraha and Saptari.

Gaighat is the headquarter of the Triyuga Municipality. Triyuga is the 3rd largest municipality in Nepal and 1st largest in Province No. 1. This municipality is home to the famous Udayapur Valley. Gaighat is in the plane of the Valley. Udayapur Valley is the largest valley in eastern Nepal having fabulous natural attractions such as the Triyuga river, Baruwa river flowing through the town. According to the 2011 census, Triyuga Municipality has a population of 87,557. Among them, Chhetri was the largest group of caste living there followed by Tharu, Rai, Magar, Brahmin. 

Some of the Highlight of the City

Waterfalls; Odari Khola Jharna and Khuwa Jharna.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve; A birdwatcher heaven.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Udayapur Valley.

Tribeni; Confluence of three rivers  Kamla, Tawa and Dudhauli.

Rauta; Hindu holy place.

Rauta Pokhari and Suke Pokhari.

Rauta Pokhari

Chaudandigadhi Durbar; Remains of Chaudandigadhi fort of Sen Kingdom.

Koshi Barrage; The largest dam in the country.

Koshi Barrage

Indreshwor Mahadev.

Dumre Village.

Radha Krishna Temple.

Radha Krishna Temple.

 

Getting There

Gaighat, Udayapur is 330km from Kathmandu and takes about 8 hours to reach. The Sagarmatha Highway connects the Gaighat with the rest of Nepal. There is no direct flight to the city. However, if you are in a time crunch and have to reach Udayapur fast and with comfort then an option is to fly to Rajbiraj Airport. It is only 57km from the city and local buses and taxis can be easily found to travel to Gaighat. Nepal and Shree Airlines have been providing their service through Rajbiraj Airport. 

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