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Biratnagar is a city in Morang district, eastern Nepal.



With a population of nearly 170,000, Biratnagar in the second largest city in Nepal, and it is located near the Terai on the south-eastern border with India.

Get in

A flight from Kathmandu takes 45 minutes, and costs about $200 for foreigners and $115 for nationals (on Buddha Air). Other carriers include Yeti Air, though the UN has a ban on this airline in effect as of this writing (Jan. 2007). 160R airport tax applies for all domestic flights.

Get around

Rickshaws are a good option within the city, or walking. Expect to pay about 2 rupees per minute, depending on how many people you are or if you have a lot of cargo. There are no official taxi service.




An ATM machine is available in the Siddhartha Bank on the main commercial avenue.


  • Unique Fast Food Restaurant on the main commercial avenue (not the one that comes from the airport) has a clean and funny interior, and decent food.

  • Nare's Barbeque


Go to Air Port Sekuwa Corner ( a new Barbeque house ) Go to Jureli Local Wine Shop at Bargachi , east of the Koshi High way


Hotel Xenial, Biratnagar, 15, 977 21 530250, 530251, 538380, 528381 (), [1]. - Not the same quality as you will find in Kathmandu for the same price, but comfortable. Between $55 and 130 for foreigners, or 2000R - 4500R for nationals. Accepts Visa. Dial-up internet access available in the room for 180R for 30 minutes. Small swimming pool.

  • Ratna hotel. Near the main market area. A reasonable good business hotel. Good food and ok, although run-down, bar. Rs 600-2000.

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