the second largest city in Nepal, is the hub of trading and commercial
activities. The city has unique sightseeing experiences in store for the
visitors. The humble folks and farmers provide the tourists a chance to
acquaint themselves with the way of Terai (low altitude, flat land) life of
The city has not been given more value than a stopover place for all type
of travellers, whether they are businessmen, tourists or pilgrims. But if
one spends some time in the city, one can get taste what Birganj has to
Major Tourist Attractions
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Industrial city of Birgunj has another face. It is a multi lingual
and multi ethnic city. The visitors can relax here and pass some good time.
Prominent attractions of Birgunj are as follows :
- Clock Tower
- Shankar Acharya Gate
- Buddha Chaitya
- City Hall
- Durga Temple
- Ghadiharwa Pokhari
- City Hall
- Goddess Gadi Mai Temple
People of various relitious and ethnic reside in Birganj peacefully.
Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists and other communities live in Birgunj with
peace and harmony. The city is a multi-lingual place. Languages like Nepali,
Newari, Maithili and Hindi are spoken here. People related to tourism
industry know English. i
Buddhism and Hinduism have lost separate identities in Nepal to great
extent. Temples of both religions often share the same location and rituals
are practised by members of a single family. However, religions like Islam
and Christians have few followers. However, religions notwithstanding,
almost all people in Nepal have animistic beliefs. Shamanism is also widely
How to Reach
Railways links Birgunj to various cities in India.
Birgunj is linked to Kathmandu by several air flights a day. The Airport is
at Simara, about 20 km from Birganj.
Birgunj is also well linked by road to all cities in Nepal.
Rickshaws, taxis and buses serve tourists within the city.