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Biratnagar: The Ancient Kingdom Of Matsyadesh

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Biratnagar is located in Morang district, lies 400 KM to the East of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and 6 KM to the North of the Jogbani border of India. It is the second most densely populated city after Kathmandu and the fourth most populous city of Nepal. Biratnagar is the temporary capital of province no 1, the industrial capital of Nepal and is a metropolitan city.

According to the census of 2011, the total population of Biratnagar was 214,663. It is located in one of the most ethnically diverse regions of Nepal. The total area of the city is 77.5 sq. KM (i.e. 29.9 sq. miles).

Biratnagar Map

map of biratnagar

 

Biratnagar Weather

Biratnagar has a warm and temperate climate. The summers witness a good deal of rainfall. July receives the highest amount of precipitation with an average of 543 mm. While the winters have very little rainfall which occurs in December i.e. with the average 4 mm. The average temperature is 24.3 degree Celsius. Likewise, the average rainfall of Biratnagar is 1898 mm. The variation in the precipitation between the driest and the wettest months is 539 mm.

The temperatures are the highest in August, which is around 28.9 degree Celsius. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 16.2 degree Celsius. The variation in temperature during the year is 12.7 degree Celsius.

The highest temperature until today in Biratnagar was 43 degree Celsius and it was in the month of April 1992. Similarly, the lowest temperature ever recorded here was -1 degree Celsius during the winters of 1970 (In December) and 1971 (in January).

Postal code of Biratnagar

The postal code of Biratnagar is 56613. Here are the postal codes of places in Morang district:

Places Postal Code
Chunimari 56601
Rangeli 56602
Sanischare 56603
Urlabari 56604
Madhumalla 56605
Bayarban 56606
Sorabhag 56607
Dadarberiya 56608
Letang 56609
Kerabari 56610
Haraincha 56611
Bhaudaha 56612
Biratnagar Bazaar 56613
Rani Sikiyahi 56614
Jhorahat 56615
Banigama 56616
Bansbari 56617

 

Biratnagar Economy

Biratnagar can be unofficially considered as the economic center of Eastern Nepal. Biratnagar Jute Mill, which is the first industry of Nepal was established in Biratnagar. One of the biggest industries of Nepal i.e. Golchha Organization started its base from the very place. There are more than 6000 industries in this city and is also connected to the major custom route with India and is the second largest land port of Nepal.

City Cinema Biratnagar

City cinema is the multiplex theater having two screens with a capacity of 450 seats which provides world-class auditorium with 2k latest digital projector system, crystal clear DTS sound, luxurious comfort seats and a widescreen viewing experience. Similarly, the cinema has delivered high-quality 3D effect on our screen that offers realistic color, best surround sound and clear picture quality from every seat. City cinema is located in Tinpani chowk, Biratnagar.

City Cinema Biratnagar
Image Source – Koshi Online

Our Biratnagar

Our Biratnagar is an online news portal located in Banglamukhi Path, Biratnagar 56613. It was launched in 2011 and is the most popular news portal in Province no 1. The contact numbers of “Our Biratnagar” are 021-417443 and 9842139196. The aim of this news portal is to connect with thousands of Biratnagar people inside and outside of the country.

Biratnagar Jute Mill

Biratnagar Jute Mill is the oldest and the largest jute mill in the country. The jute mill was established under the Prime minister Juddha Shamsher in 1936. It is also the first registered industry in the country and is an impressive example of an industrial complex.

Besides the industry, it had a powerhouse, a turbine powerhouse, large godowns, railway yards connecting Jogbani Railway station, lawn tennis ground, temple i.e. Hanuman Mandir, employee quarters, club-mills club, garage, guest house and nice roads inside.

Bhatbhateni Biratnagar

Bhatbhateni supermarket is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in Nepal. With the motive of expanding its branches, Bhatbhateni was established in Biratnagar as well. It was opened on the occasion of Nepali New Year 2075.

Within a very short span of time, Bhatbhateni Biratnagar reports that they have been doing transactions of Rs. 10 million every day on average. The customers range from the places such as Biratnagar being the major one and others such as Urlabari, Damak, Dharan, Itahari etc.

 

Educational institutions in Biratnagar

Biratnagar Delhi Public School (DPS) Biratnagar

Delhi Public School commonly known as DPS is one of the most reputed and prestigious schools in Biratnagar, Nepal. DPS is situated in Bishal Chowk, Ward no. 6, Biratnagar, Morang. The school was established in May 2008 under Delhi Public School Society and now offers education starting from pre-nursery to 12th standard (science and management). DPS’s higher secondary education is affiliated to CBSE board.

Contact information:
Email: info@dpsbiratnagar.edu.np
Telephone: 021-462075, 462014
Website: www.dpsbiratnagar.edu.np

St. Joseph School Biratnagar

Joseph’s Higher Secondary School is one of the long-run schools in Biratnagar, which was founded in the year 1978. The school is situated in Tinpani Biratnagar and is operated under the aegis of “Reflection Academy Morang (Pvt.) Ltd.”

St. Joseph's School Biratnagar
Image Source: St. Joseph’s School Biratnagar

St. Joseph school offers studies for SEE board exam and higher secondary education board exam under the faculties science and management.

Contact Information:
Phone: 021-523623
Email: stjoseph.brt@gmail.com

Merryland College Biratnagar

Merryland College Biratnagar (abbreviated as MCB) was established in the year 2013 and is located in Bhrikuti Marg, Biratnagar. MCB is a UK university college that is in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, UK and iAcademy New Zealand and Singapore.

Currently, the college offers Bachelors in Arts i.e. BA (Hons) in International Business Management, Bachelors in Business Management i.e. BBM in International Business Management from the University of Wolverhampton, UK and iAcademy, New Zealand and Singapore.

Contact Information:
Phone: 021-500050
Postal Code: Biratnagar- 5, Bhrikuti Chowk, 56613

Nobel Medical College

Nobel Medical College is a private college under the affiliation of Kathmandu University, which was established in 2007. It is fully recognized by the Nepal Medical Council (NMC). Currently, the medical college offers 8 courses which are Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS)- Kathmandu University (available seats- 30), Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – Kathmandu University (available seats – 90), Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing- Kathmandu University, Certificate in Dental Science (Dental Hygiene) – CTEVT (available seats – 40), Certificate in Diagnostic Radiography – CTEVT (available seats – 30), Certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology (CMLT) – CTEVT (available seats- 30), Diploma in Pharmacy – CTEVT (available seats -40), and PCL Nursing – CTEVT (available seats – 40).

Currently, the college has a fully functioning 620-bedded hospital on its own to serve the patients from Nepal as well as India.

Contact Information:
Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center (NMCTHRC), Kanchanbari,
Biratnagar -5
Phone: 021-461735, 460736
Fax – 21 460624
Email – mgmt@nobelmedicalcollege.com.np
Website: www.nobelmedicalcollege.com.np

Kathmandu Office
NAME Building, Putalisadak
Tel: 4252596, 9851014340 and 9803377213

 

Healthcare facilities in Biratnagar

Biratnagar Eye Hospital

Biratnagar Eye hospital is commonly known as BEH in short form and was started in the month September of 2006. It is an Eastern Regional Eye Care Program (EREC-P). The hospital is located in Biratnagar, Nepal and is a development of Sagarmatha Chaudhary Eye Hospital (SCEH), Lahan.

The hospital has grown from 100 beds to 450 beds and in the year 2010, more than 154,000 patients were seen. Similarly, 36,000 ophthalmic operations were carried out. Not just that, under the foundation, the hospital offers free eye care treatment to those who are deprived and can’t afford to pay.

Nobel Hospital Biratnagar

Nobel Hospital is located in Kanchanaburi, Biratnagar -5, Morang. Nobel hospital is functioning under Nobel Medical College.

Nobel Medical College
Image Source – Nobel Medical College

Neuro Hospital Biratnagar

Neuro Hospital Biratnagar functions under Neuro Cardio & Multi-speciality Hospital Pvt. Ltd, registered in Company Registration Office, Kathmandu & is licensed by Ministry of Health under the Government of Nepal.

Neuro hospital is a well equipped and multi-disciplinary hundred bedded hospital. The hospital provides 24 hours emergency surgical and nonsurgical management of patients along with elective surgery for tumors of the CNS, pediatric disorders and neurovascular surgery. The operation theatre in Neuro Hospital is well equipped with the Moller- Wedel microscope imported all the way from Germany, the NSK operating Drill from Japan and other advanced medical equipment from different places.

Contact Information:
Jahadaroad-13, Biratnagar, Morang, Nepal
Phone: 021-416267, 417484
Email: info@neurohospital.com.np

Golden Hospital

Golden Hospital as its name stands out is providing preventive as well as curative health care facilities targeting the population of Eastern Region since the year 2011. Located in the heart of Biratnagar city, the hospital employees more than 320 qualified people.

 

Transportation in Biratnagar

Biratnagar airport

Biratnagar airport, which is owned and operated by the Government of Nepal commenced its operation on 6th of July, 1958. The elevation of the airport is at 72 m (236 ft.) above the sea level. The airport has one runway designated 09/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 1505*30 m (4,938 * 98 ft).

Biratnagar airport has its own aviation fuel depot on site and the aircraft can refuel here. The airport was forced to close after the flooding in August 2017 which affected other parts of Nepal and India.

Kathmandu to Biratnagar Flight

Currently, there are 8 flights per day (from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and back). And the duration of the flight is 35 minutes each. Sometimes during the special occasions, Biratnagar airport has flights to other airports in Nepal as well.

biratnagar airport
Image Source – The Himalayan Times

Roadways

Biratnagar is well connected to all the parts of the Eastern Development Region, which mainly includes Dharan, Itahari, and Dhankuta through bus service.

Koshi Tappy Wildlife Reserve is a 90-minute drive from the city. The largest rhododendron forests of Tinjure, Milke, and Jaljale are reachable in 3-4 hours. Mt. Makalu and Kanchenjunga treks can be started from Basantapur or Tumlingtar. Dharan is 40 KM to the north of Biratnagar; Itahari is 20 KM North of Biratnagar. Illam; the tea gardens are just 4 hours drive and Dhankuta is nearby too.

Kathmandu to Biratnagar

The distance between Kathmandu and Biratnagar is 375 KM, which is 10 hours, drive via BP Highway and East-West Highway.

Cross-border

Biratnagar is 7 KM (4 Miles) north of Nepal’s southern border with Bihar State, India. Jogbani, which is on the Indian Side has direct trains to Katihar, Kolkata and New Delhi.

Intracity

Auto- Rickshaw is the most common form of transportation in Biratnagar which is connected to all parts of Biratnagar is cheap, easily available as well as environment-friendly. Cycle, motorbikes, taxis, bus and other forms of transportation those are commonly used in Biratnagar.

Accommodation in Biratnagar

Hundreds of hotels are there in Biratnagar offering a different range of prices to their customers. Some of the most popular and widely renowned hotels in the place are Hotel Harrison palace, Hotel Namaskar, Big hotel, Hotel Balaji Int’l, Hotel Jyoti Forbesganj, Hotel Panchali, Hotel Xenial and Ratna Hotel among many others.

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