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Triyuga (Nepali: त्रियुगा), also known as Gaighat, is a city and municipality in the Udayapur District in the Sagarmatha zone of south-eastern Nepal. According to the 1991 Nepal census, it had a population of 55,291. According to the 2011 Nepal census, Triyuga had 70,000 inhabitants. It is divided into 17 wards.Hospitals and clinics are available in the town.There are 6 police stations in the town.Moreover Army Barack is also situated in the city. Likewise Armed police force has also its base in the city.
Education in the town is accessible. Campuses for higher education are available at gaighat. Triyuga janata multiple campus provides undergraduate and post graduate education on management and social sciences. Likewise Baruwa campus provides undergraduate education on management and science. Similarly udayasi English higher secondary campus provides intermediate education on science and management. There are numerous other schools and colleges for education.Major are
- 1. Baruwa campus, Gaighat-2
- 2. Triyuga janata multiple campus, Motigada-7
Other higher secondary schools are
- 1. Udayasi English Higher Secondary school, Jaljale-11
- 2. Rastriya janata higher secondary school, Bagaha-8
- 3. Janajyoti higher secondary school, Chuhase-13
Geography and wildlife
This city is in the famous Triyuga Valley. Gaighat (गाइघाट) (other name of Triyuga) is the shadow of a historic kingdom of Sen dynasty in Udayapur Ghadhi(Chaudandi), this Inner terai Valley of eastern south Nepal has a glorious history with a bright future. Gaighat is in the plane of the Valley. Triyuga Valley is the largest valley in eastern Nepal having fabulous natural attractions such as the Triyuga river, baruwa river flowing through the town. Koshi River (Nepal's biggest river) is falling down whichis on east from the city. The river is the main attraction of the country because of the beautiful phenomenon. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is around the Koshi River, which is only the habitat of the wild water buffalo (called Arna) in Nepal. The reserve is a wetland of international significance. In 1987, it was declared a Ramsar site. It is home to more than 280 bird species including 20 duck species, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets and herons. The endangered swamp partridge and Bengal florican are found here. The Koshi Barge is an extremely important resting-place for migratory birds.
The last surviving population of wild buffalo, or arna, is found here. The reserve is also home to many types of mammals, such as hog deer, spotted deer, wild boar, and blue bull. The endangered Gharial crocodile and Gangetic dolphin have been recorded in the Koshi River.
The vegetation mainly includes tall khar-pater grasslands, with few patches of khair-sissoo scrub forest, and deciduous mixed riverine forest.
During the monsoon, the reserve is flooded with depths ranging from 10 to 300 cm (4 to 120 in). From season to season, the Sapta-Koshi River changes its course.
Sagarmatha Highway from Lahan connects Gaighat with the Mahendra highway and all other part of the country. This highway connects Gaighat to Khotang and Solukhumbhu districts. Likewise Alternative East-West highway goes through the city which connects dharan in the East and Sindhuli in the west.The highway is being opened after the completion of chatara bridge over Koshi which is estimated to be ready soon. Public Buses are available from Kathmandu, Biratnagar, Kakadvitta and other cities to move to the city. Local transportation is available within the town. Many small local routes have public transport facilities. Tempos and taxis are available for rent too.Rickshaws are available in the town. Sagarmatha airport is proposed to be constructed in the city.
Communication facilities is available in the town.Internet services are provided by Nepal Telecom, Ncell, Subisu, Broadlink, Worldlink etc. Telephones services are provided by Nepal telecom, Ncell and United telecommunications. Both Pstn as well as cellular phones can be used in the city.
Following banking and financial institutions provides services in the city.
- Nepal Investment Bank
- NIC Bank
- Global Bank
- Rastriya Banijya Bank
- Nepal Bank Limited
- Citizens Bank International Limited
- Sunrise Bank
- Agriculture Development Bank
- Civil Bank
- Supreme Development Bank
Hotels and restaurants are available at Gaighat town. Resorts are available near Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and in town. lodges and resorts with sufficient services are available. Hotels and lodges delivers proper hospitality to the guest in the town. Fooding and lodging are available in the hotels of the town.some of the hotels are Gangachuli Hotel, Hotel A-one etc.
National daily newspapers like Kantipur, The Kathmandu Post, Annapurna post, The Himalayan Times, Nagarik, Republica, Gorkhapatra are available in early morning. Local television named G-music is broadcast via cable. To Promote local cultures Triyuga has FM radio stations Radio Triyuga 104 MHz, Radio Udayapur 102 MHz and which are Community radio Stations. Radio Amurta 91.6 is a commercial fm station in Tyiyuga. Cable television service is also available.Many local newspapers are published in the town on daily, weekly basis. Some of them are Majhkharka, Triyuga post, Baruwa Times etc.
- "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 13 November 2008.
- UN map of the municipalities of Udayapur District
- Udayupur Valley / Gaighat information
- Koshi Camp