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Birgunj

Birgunj is one of the trading hubs in the southern plain Terai of Nepal and is located in Parsa district. Birgunj is a major city of Province No. 2 and it borders with Raxual (an Indian City of Bihar State) to the South. This city is the second largest city in the Terai region of Nepal after Biratnagar. It was declared as a metropolitan city in 2017 along with Biratnagar. While entering Nepal from Patna and Kolkata, Birgunj is commonly called the “Gateway to Nepal”.

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Birgunj Metropolitan City

Birgunj metropolitan city is the sixth most populated metropolitan city of Nepal. The total area of the city is 75.24 Sq. KM i.e. 29.05 Sq. Miles. According to the census conducted in 2011, the total population of this metropolitan city is 204,816. Mr. Vijay Sarawagi is the mayor of Birgunj Metropolitan city and Ms. Shanti Karki is the deputy mayor.

 

Birgunj Map

map of birgunj

 

Birgunj Postal Code

The postal code of Birgunj (Parsa District) is 44300. Following are the postal codes of other cities of Parsa district:

S.N. Places Postal Code
1. Parsa 44300
2. Aadarshanagar 44301
3. Parbanipur 44303
4. Bindabasini 44304
5. Bahuari Pidari 44305
6. Shrisiya Khalwatola 44306
7. Biruwaguthi 44307
8. Pakahamainpur 44308
9. Phokhariya 44309
10. Ranigunj 44310
11. Paterwa Sugauli 44311
12. Viswa 44312
13. Janakitol 44313
14. Jeetpur 44314
15. Thori 44315

 

Birgunj Weather

Like in Biratnagar, Birgunj has a warm and temperate climate. As with most places in Nepal, Birgunj witnesses much more rainfall in summer than in winter.

Annually Birgunj receives rainfall in an average of 349 mm. With an average of 349 mm, the month of July receives the highest amount of rainfall during the year and December is the driest month of all. The precipitation during this month is somewhere around 3 mm.

The annual average temperature of Birgunj is 24.7 degree Celsius. January is the coldest month with the average temperature of 15.8 degree Celsius and the May is the warmest month. The average temperature during the month is 30.2 degree Celsius. The variation in temperature is 14.4 degree Celsius whereas the difference in precipitation is 346 mm.

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Consulate General of India, Birgunj (India in Nepal)

The Consulate General of India, Birgunj is located in Shreepur and it was established in 2004. The consulate undertakes the activities related to mutual cooperation and cultural exchange in order to expand the friendship between the two countries and people.

Contact Information:
Consulate General of India, Birgunj (India in Nepal)
Shreepur, Birgunj, 44300
Emergency 24*7 Phone number: +977-9855036213
Phone Number: +977-51-532264
Email: hoc.birgunj@mea.gov.in
Website: http://www.cgibirgunj.gov.in

 

 

Journalism and News in Birgunj

Prateek Daily

Prateek daily is one of the most reputed newspaper dailies in Birgunj, Nepal. This daily newspaper is the only “A” graded national daily published in Province No. 2. Mr. Jagadish Prasad Sharma is the chief editor of this news daily and Bikash Sharma is the Editor/Manager of the daily. Similarly, Prateek Publication Group Pvt. Ltd is the publisher of this news and is located in Birgunj-14.

Contact Information;
Prateek Publication Pvt. Ltd, Trimurti Cinema Hall Road, Shreepur, Birgunj-14
Post Box number: 79
Phone Number: +977-51-525122/523105
Email: prateekdainik@yahoo.com, prateekdaily@gmail.com

Radio Birgunj

Radio Birgunj is famous for being the first and foremost radio from Japan operated by Nepali people with coordination of center for Business limited Japan. Dhruv Sah is the chairman and managing director of the radio. The frequency of Radio Birgunj is 99 MHz.

Contact Information:
Radio Birgunj, Murli Bagaicha-15, Birgunj, Nepal
Email: radiobirgunj99mhzfm@gmail.com
Website: http://www.radiobirgunj.com
Phone: +977051-528299, 525099, 528699

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Transportation

Birgunj to Kathmandu

The distance between Birgunj and Kathmandu is 135.8 KM via Kulekhani-Sisneri- Pharping road. However, the actual distance from Birgunj to Kathmandu through the bus route is about 275 KM. There are regular buses traveling to Kathmandu from Birgunj. The bus fare is around Rs. 400-Rs. 500 i.e. $4- $5 per person for a normal bus. The deluxe buses (with the facilities of Wi-fi) charge more fare which around Rs. 1100 ($11) and they’re comparatively luxurious than the normal ones. Travel duration is about 10 hours until the bus reaches Kathmandu.

However, if you prefer to travel to Kathmandu from Birgunj through the shorter route mentioned above, you have to either hire a car or taxi. It’s going to take you somewhere between 5-6 hours of time until you reach Kathmandu.

Similarly, since Birgunj doesn’t have an airport on its own, there are regular flights from Simara to Kathmandu. The flight duration is less than 20 minutes and there are regular flights from Budhha air (around 6 flights daily). Simara is just 20 KM away from Birgunj via Tribhuvan Highway.

Many people also have queries regarding the availability of Train from Birgunj to Kathmandu. Unfortunately, the capital city is not linked with railway stations in any way; mainly because of the difficult topography.

Birgunj to Pokhara

Pokhara is about 257.3 KM away from Birgunj and it takes around 7-8 hours to reach there by private vehicles. There is a number of tourist buses and also the normal buses go to Pokhara from Birgunj on a regular basis. However, there are no flight options from Birgunj to Pokhara.

Birgunj to Biratnagar

It takes around 6-7 hours from Birgunj to reach Biratnagar through East-West Highway and the distance between these two cities is about 310 KM.

Raxual to Birgunj

Birgunj (central city) is just 10 KM away from Raxual (the Indian trading city) and it takes about half an hour to reach there.

Patna to Birgunj

The distance between Patna and Birgunj is about 225km. Bus duration to reach Patna from Birgunj is somewhere around 6 hours.

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Health Services and Facilities

National medical college, Birgunj

National Medical College was established in 2001, promoted by the “National Medical College Company Pvt. Ltd”. This college is one of the best medical colleges in Nepal in terms of infrastructure, academic facilities, and modern sophisticated medical equipment. Following are the courses offered in Nepal Medical College, Birgunj:

  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS)
  • Postgraduate medical program (M.D., M.S.)
  • Nursing programs: Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) Nursing, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing (B.N.), Master in Nursing (M.N.).

Contact Information:
Mr. Basruddin Ansari (Managing Director), National Medical College
P.O. Box: 78, Birgunj, Nepal
Phone: 00977-051-417015,, 417320 Ext no. 1001
051-417016 (direct), Fax:- +977-51-417009
Cell:- 9855022247 (Nepal)
Cell:- 09431233119, 9431233521 (India)
Fax: 00977-051-532261
E-mail: basruddinansari6884@gmail.com, info@nmcbir.edu.np

For registration and other information:
Mr. Abid Hussain Ansari (Director), Admission and Marketing, National Medical College
Post Box No. 78, Birgunj, Nepal
Tel: 977-51-417015, 41732, 417013 Ext No. 1003
051-417011 (direct)
Cell: 9855020625 (Nepal)
Cell:- 9431233521 (India)
E-mail:- abidn_ansari2000@yahoo.com
E-mail: nmcbir@atcnet.com.np

Delhi Public School (DPS) Birgunj

Delhi Public School (DPS) is one of the reputed educational institutions in central Terai of Nepal. Delhi Public School is run under the management of CG Education and was established in the year 2004. There are students majorly from Nepal and hundreds of students from India as well.

Contact Information:
DPS Birgunj, Lipnimal, Bara-44300, Nepal
Phone: 051-411069, 051-411070
Email: dpsbirgunj@cgeducation.com.np, principal.dps@cgeducation.com.np

Birgunj Institute of Technology

Birgunj Institute of Technology (abbreviated as BIT) was established in 2000 as a private technical institute. BIT is affiliated to the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) and so recognized by the Government of Nepal.

Following are the courses offered in BIT:

  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (CTEVT): 48
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (CTEVT): 48
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering (CTEVT): 48
  • Diploma in Computer Engineering (CTEVT): 48
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (CTEVT): 48

Contact Information:
Birgunj Institute of Technology (BIT), Pipra-19, Birgunj, Parsa, Nepal
Phone: 051- 528020
Email: info@bit.edu.np

Birgunj Public College

Birgunj Public college (BPC in short form) is a complete management college with dual affiliation. The courses; Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) and Master of Business Studies (MBS) under the affiliation of Tribhuvan University and courses while Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) under the affiliation of Purbanchal University. It is located in Panitanki, Birgunj.

Contact Information:
Birgunj Public College Institute of Management, Panitanki, Birgunj, Nepal
Phone: 051- 523485
Email: bpc.brj@gmail.com

Hotels in Birgunj

Since Birgunj is a trading hub bordering with Raxual in India, there is the increasing number of hotels for travelers as well as for the traders to accommodate during their stay in the city. Among the numerous hotels, India Hotel Makalu, Hotel Suraj, Hotel Vishuwa is some of the popular ones as per the travelers’ review.

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Places to visit in Birgunj

Birgunj even though being the commercial hub of central Terai, it is an equally important destination for the touristic attractions. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Shree Gahawamai Temple (a holy temple for the Hindus)
  • Ghadiarwa Pokhari (a neat and clean pond; a perfect destination for chilling out)
  • Surya Temple (lies in the middle of Ghadiarwa Pokhari and the temple is dedicated to the Sun God)
  • Parsa Wildlife Reserve (a protected area for endangered wild animals and plants)
  • Gadimai Temple (a temple dedicated to the goddess of power. A popular festival called Gadhimai festival held for a month-long duration is held in this temple)
  • Ghantaghar (situated in the middle of Birgunj is a structure that has been an identity of the city)

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