Narayangarh, Chitwan


Narayangarh, Chitwan
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Narayangarh is a part of the city of Bharatpur in Chitwan District in the central part of Nepal, 146 km due west of Kathmandu, and 136 km from Pokhara, at the Narayani River where it leaves the Mahabharat Range. It has about 71,000 inhabitants out of 225,000 of whole Bharatpur city, and it is situated at a latitude of 27.70 deg. and longitude: 84.42 deg. Its area is 554.0 km². The Narayani takes up the Kali Gandaki, Trishuli, Budhi Gandaki and Trisuli rivers, thus draining the area (Narayani Basin) between Dhaulagiri (west of Pokhara) and Helambu (north of Kathmandu).

Narayangarh is an important trading centre of the central Nepal. There is a domestic airport (Bharatpur Airport) with connections to Kathmandu and Pokhara, and is the gateway to the nearby Chitwan National Park. It is also a major road link for the eastern and western parts of the country to the capital city of Kathmandu (the highway to Lhasa is blocked by landslides, the Naubise - Hetauda highway is in poor condition and time consuming and a latest road from Dhulikhel to Kamalamai (Sindhulimadi) is under construction).

The major neighborhoods of Narayangarh are Shahid Chowk, Pulchowk, Kshetrapur, Belchowk and Milanchowk.

Narayangarh is very famous for "Taas", a spicy fried goat-meat lunch dish served with Bhuja or Cheura.

Narayangarh has extremely hot summers but very mild winters.

There are many Big Schools, Colleges/Universities, Hospitals, Recreational facilities, etc.. located in Narayangarh. Coordinates: 27°41′N 84°25′E / 27.683°N 84.417°E / 27.683; 84.417

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