Kawasoti

19, Apr 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

The greenery city of The South-West

Located at the Terai belt of Nepal, Kawasoti city is the administrative headquarter of the newly formed Nawalpur district of Nepal. The district was part of the Nawalparasi district, which got split into two districts; Nawalpur and Parasi. The total area of Nawalpur District is 1,043 square kilometers. During the Rana regime, Nawalpur district was a sub-district of Chitwan District then it was established separately. Then, it merged with a small portion of Butwal District and was named as Nawalparasi District. However, in 2015, again Nawalpur District was separately reestablished.

Nawalpur

Kawasoti has all the major government and administrative offices. With the rapid increase in population and development of infrastructures, this city is quickly emerging into a business, educational and health hub in the center of the East-West Highway. It is also known as a greenery city where 60% of the land is occupied by the forests  According to the 2011 census, the population of the region is 62,421 with a total of 14,104 households. The predominant languages practiced here are Maithili, Nepali, Magar, Tamang, Tharu, Gurung and Newari. And the majority of people are of Brahman, Kshetri, Tharu, Magar, Tamang, Gurung, Kumal, Newar caste. 

 

Some of the main attraction of the City

The midpoint of Mahendra Highway.

Narayani River.

Narayani River

Famous Industry of Nepal like Chaudhary Udyog Gram, Lumbini Sugar Industry, Cement Factories, Distillery and many more.

CG Temple

Shop in nearby places like Kawasoti Bazar, Thana Chowk, Lumbini Chowk, Danda Bazar, Sabhapati Chowk.

Chitwan National Park; Oldest National Park of Nepal. 

Chitwan National Park

Devchuli Hill; Tiger, Elephant, Rhino, Antelopes and different species of birds, local culture and history, beautiful Annapurna Mountain views and Rhododendron forests are the major attractions of the site.

Community Homestay; Experience the warm hospitality of the Amaltari people.

Amaltari

Pilgrimage sites like Maulakalika Temple, Daaune Devi Mandir, CG Temple, Gaidakot.

Maulakalika Temple

Ghaila Ghari Community Forest.

Hiking to Maulakalika; Cool breeze, wide panoramic views of wilderness, city, and Mt. Manaslu, and the beautiful sunrise.

Mt. Manaslu

Explore the diverse tradition and culture of the local people. 

Watersports like Rafting in Narayani River.

Getting There

The main artery of the country Mahendra Highway runs through the city. Bharatpur is located at a distance of 32km from Kawasoti and Kathmandu is almost about 180km and can take about 5 hours on a 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.

Nawalpur doesn't have an airfield. However, Bharatpur Airport is located in close proximity to the city. It takes about 45 minutes to reach Kawasoti from the airport covering a distance of only 32km. Regular buses and taxis are available to reach Kawasoti from the airport. Yeti Airlines, Shree Airlines have been providing their service.

 

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