Urlabari

9, Apr 2020 | nepaltraveller.com

The second-largest city of Morang district; Urlabari

The second-largest city of Morang district after Biratnagar, Urlabari is known as one of the beautiful cities. Urlabari is bordered by Damak Municipality in the East, Patharisanichare Municipality and Letang Municipality in the West, Miklajung Village Development in the North and Ratuwamai municipality in the West.

Urlabari

According to the census of 2011, it has a population of 35,166 and 8,165 households.  The ethnicity and caste pattern of the municipality shows diversity with major ethnic groups such as Brahman, Chhetri, Limbu, Maithili, Tharu, Rajbanshi and many more. The community has been able to protect the forest of the area. Srijana community forest, Sunjhoda community forest, Salbari community forest and Beteni community forest have been established to conserve the forest.

Highlight of the City

Betini Simsar; Boating in the lake and wetland park.

Koshi Barrage; A perfect sunset.

Koshi Barrage

Jefale Hill; Sightseeing

Magar Tole, Gurung Tole; Experience the unique culture and food of the people. 

Kanepokhari.

RajaRani Lake.

RajaRani Lake

Betana Wetland.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve; A birdwatcher’s paradise.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Getting There

Urlabari is almost 400km from the capital and can take 9 hours to reach. Regular buses and jeeps departure from Kathmandu. However, airways can be another option for more convenient and fast travel. There are two airports located in close proximity to the city. Biratnagar Airport is 51km and Bhadrapur Airport is about 61km from the city. Yeti Airlines provides services to both airports.

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