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Birgunj Travel

Second Largest City in Nepal

BirgunjBirgunj, 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 Nepal.

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 offer.

Fast Facts
Location Terai, Nepal
Tourism Language English
Temperature Max: 37°C & Min: 8°C
Distance from Kathmandu 126 Km
Neighboring cities Janakpur, Chitwan

Major Tourist Attractions
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 :
People
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

Relligion
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 practised.

How to Reach
By Rail
Railways links Birgunj to various cities in India.

By Air
Birgunj is linked to Kathmandu by several air flights a day. The Airport is at Simara, about 20 km from Birganj.

By Road
Birgunj is also well linked by road to all cities in Nepal.

Local transport
Rickshaws, taxis and buses serve tourists within the city.

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