Biratnagar is the second biggest city of Nepal, after Kathmandu.
You land at Biratnagar Airport, which is located at an elevation of 236 feet above mean sea level. The Nepalese government has given approval to make it the largest international airport in Nepal.
There are at least a dozen superb reasons why you should visit Biratnagar:
- Its amazing street food comprising mouthwatering momos and chats;
- The Haat Bazaar, which is an open market with fresh produce from small-scale farms;
- A visit to the Baraha Chhetra, one of the greatest centers of Hindu pilgrimage as the shrine here is dedicated to reincarnation of the Baraha avatar of Lord Bishnu;
- The tranquility of Hile at the base of Mt Makalu, a place where trekkers begin their treks to the basecamp of this famous mountain;
- The tea gardens of Illam;
- The silk shopping at Dhankuta;
- Basantapur, with its natural beauty and its stunning views of the Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu on a cloudless day;
- The sights of the forests of Tinjure, Milke and Jaljale with rhododendron bushes in full bloom;
- The beautiful Koshi River and the discovery of the terrains around it;
- The picturesque town of Dharan, something out of a school girl's tale;
- The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, a bird watcher's delight;
- Because a visit to any corner of Nepal is incomplete without a visit to a religious shrine, the Kali Mandir completes this holy tradition.
These are only 12 reasons to visit yet another wonderful and unique Nepalese City. Make your own reason a lucky 13.