Places to Visit in Bara
The Bara district is famous for its cultural heritage and historical sites, along with its natural beauty. It is located in the Narayani Zone of Madhesh Pradesh and has a total area of 1190 km s.q. Kalaiya is the headquarters of the Bara district, located near Birgunj. The government has planned to construct the second international airport at Nijgadh Bara. The Mahendra Highway and Tribhuvan Highway, which are two important means of road transportation, lie in this region. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Bara district. Here are some places to visit in the Bara district.
Visit Gadhimai Temple in Bara District
The temple is the place of the goddess Kali. In the month of November and December, the Gadhimai temple organizes the Gadhimai festival every five years. This festival is famous for the largest sacrifice on the earth around the globe in the belief of ending evil and bringing prosperity by pleasing Gadhimai, the goddess of power. Thousands of devotees from Nepal and India travelled during this festival. It is believed that people’s wishes are fulfilled and blessed with good fortune. So, people from around the globe visit this holy and beautiful place.
Katghat is a famous temple in the Bara district which has another name, Sahajnath temple. It has cultural importance and religious significance for the people around its surroundings. A large stone statue of Lord Shiva lies in the middle of the temple, which is around 8-1- ft. High. There is a pond nearby the temple. Hindus considered this temple as a great spiritual power that offers puja during the Shivaratri festival. Mela is organized in the month of Shrawan every year which is one month long in which Bolbom people from different parts of the country visit this temple.
Government prioritizes Kathmandu-terai/Madhesh fast track as a mega highway project having strategic significance. The road is around 76 km long and connects Sanokhokana to Nijgadh, touching East-West Mahendra Highway in which 7.6 KM lies in the Bara district. The track began its work from Shrawan 1, 2066 by Nepal Army. More than 5000 vehicles will run through this highway which will save around 10 billion in Oil and 15 billion in the maintenance of the vehicle. Additionally, this project shortens the travelling distance by 193 KM, which in return helps in importing and exporting goods and necessities from the Raxaul-Birgunj border to the capital city of Kathmandu.
One of the popular lakes Kamini Daha, which holds history, lies in this region. According to the legends, the pond was built in response to the kind’s former sweetheart. The female came from a family of blacksmiths, which is why the pond was given the name Kamini Daha. Moreover, the beautiful scenery of forests surrounds a small lake. The shadow of the tree seen from the lake makes it more worth viewing.
Raniwas Temple and Palace
Simraungadh Darbar is located 1 KM away from the north of Simraungadh market. This temple has other names such as Ram Mandhir, Ramjanaki Mandhir, Mahal Sarai, etc. The Temple and the palace lie in between the greenery forests. Also, there are a lot of Lotus ponds and wells on the western edge of the temple. On the occasion of Ram Navami, we can see high crowds of devotees in Raniwas temple. In addition to this, individuals’ wishes are believed to be fulfilled if they step into the holy land during Lord Ram’s birthday.
Parsa National Park
It is located in the South Central Low land of Province 2 and 3 in the Parsa, Bara, and Makawanpur districts of Nepal. In 1984, it was established with the aim of preserving Asian wild Elephant and their remaining habitat of historical Char-Kose-Jhadi, which spread over the Terai Region. The major attraction of Parsa National Park is the Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer, Sambar Deer, Sloth Bear more than 480 species of birds, and so on. However, deforestation and forest fire destroying the greenery day by day. Also, many plants and animals die during summer days from forest fires. Illing killing of animals is decreasing the number of endangered animals. Therefore, forest administrations should look into this matter in order to preserve this land for wildlife habitat and also, for tourism that will benefit for organization and government.
Simara Stadium is located in JeetpurSimara Sub-Metrololitian City. It is still in the construction phase and has organized the 13th Jeetpursimara Goldcup football tournament. This has been one of the most recommended places to visit in Bara district. This is only the 3rd stadium in Nepal that conducts night football matches after Dashrath Rangasala and Biratnagar Stadium. The JJYC club organizes a national tournament competition at Simara Stadium every year in the month of Chaitra. In addition to this, national teams participate in the tournament which consists of both National as well as International players. The design of the stadium is in RCC frame and Steel trusts with 7200 sq. km. and has a capacity of 10600 spectators. However, the construction of this stadium is not satisfactory. Local government should take the initiative for the completion of this project, which will benefit the people of this region.
Bharatganj Singol Jharna (waterfall)
One of the most popular waterfalls Bharatganj Singol Jharna is located in Singol Nijgadh, Bara. People from several areas of the country come to visit here for refreshments, swimming, and for a picnic. Moreover, there is a green environment that makes the waterfall more attractive. Local people visit this waterfall with their family and friends for refreshment and enjoyment.
Visit Churiyamai Temple in Bara District
It is situated between Bara and Makawanpur districts in the Chure Mountain range on the Tribhuvan Highway. It is believed that the Churiyamai temple protects pilgrims from every kind of accident and trouble. Churiyaimai is regarded as the goddess who fulfills each wish of her devotees. The main temple is ahead of the tunnel which is popular with the god of vehicles. So, drivers riding through the side road of this temple get off their vehicles, perform puja and seek blessing from the goddess. Durga during the Dashain festival mainly on the 9th day of Dashain, Navami, mainly people worship in the Churiyamai temple. Devotees flock to this holy land, scarifies the animal with the intention of pleasing the gods and goddesses, and ask for certain wishes.
Industrial Area Visit in Bara District
Simara is an industrial area where so many factories and industries are located. These include Hulas Steel, Jagdamba Industries, Surya Tobacco, Dabar Nepal, Hama Iron, Nepal Kebul, and so on. Furthermore, these factories and industries are contributing to the GDP of the nation. These are providing job opportunities to a large number of people in this region. It also supports the development of this locality which in return helps the development of the nation. However, the smoke and dust particles coming from these industries degrade the air quality which especially affecting in the health of the public. Therefore, local bodies and administration should collaborate effectively for the reduction of these harmful gas emissions.
Besides these, there are several places to visit in the Bara district which attract tourists including Simara Park, Kankali Temple, Musurimai Temple, Kalaiya, Birgunj Pathlaiya Highway, Simara Airport, Gadimai Temple, Amlekhgunj, Bariyadpor and so on. It also holds historical significance and natural beauty. Furthermore, the natural heritage sites such as Bakaiya, Jamuniya, Pasaha, Dudhaura, and Bangari rivers attract tourists to this region.