Biratnagar is a sub-metropolitan municipality and the second largest city of Nepal. It is the fourth largest city by total population. The city is a located in Morang district of Eastern Nepal.


With a population of nearly 201,125 (Census of Nepal 2011) Biratnagar is the fourth largest city in Nepal, and it is located near the Terai on the south-eastern border with India.

Get in

A flight from Kathmandu (290 km) takes 40–45 minutes if there isn't any air traffic, and single tickets cost about $220 for foreigners and around 2860Rs for nationals on Domestic Airlines.

By bus it may take 10–13 hours of time for about NRs-700-900($9–14). There are two ways in travelling in bus one is in day and other in night. In comparison to day, night buses are safe to travel because at night there are no strikes or road blockades. While travelling by bus we can witness the beauty of various scenes that one misses by aeroplanes. Its good to take food of your own because the hotels on the way serve bad quality food. Only the crew members of bus gets proper food.

Get around

Rickshaws and/or walking are good options within the city. Expect to pay about 2 rupees per minute if using a rickshaw, depending on how many people you are or if you have a lot of cargo. There are no official taxi service, but taxis are easily available at airport, near Mahendra Chowk and from major hotels. There are tempoo's (auto rickshaws) around the city that are a cheaper means of transport than all other transportation option. Buses aren't used that frequently for transportation.



An ATM machine is available on the main commercial avenue. There are number of ATMs in Biratnagar. Take Main street north from Traffic chowk (police station), there is one on right side, then five minutes further north you turn left and find one.Similarlly you can get lot more.

For groceries there is a supermarket near (ex-) Mahendra chowk.




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