Sauraha

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Sauraha
सौराहा
Village development committee
2009-03 Sauraha 07.jpg
Sauraha is located in Nepal
Sauraha
Sauraha
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°34′29″N 84°29′37″E / 27.57472°N 84.49361°E / 27.57472; 84.49361Coordinates: 27°34′29″N 84°29′37″E / 27.57472°N 84.49361°E / 27.57472; 84.49361
Country    Nepal
Province Province No. 3
Zone Narayani Zone
District Chitwan District
Population (1991)
 • Total 2,699
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Sauraha is a village in the Chitwan District and Chitwan Valley, in the Narayani Zone and Province No. 3, southern Nepal.

Geography[edit]

The village is the eastern gateway to the nearby and large Chitwan National Park, that protectis part of the Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands ecoregion.

It is near the East Rapti River, and 23 km (14 mi) east of Narayangarh city.

Beginning literally as a small and quaint village of daub huts, houses and hotels, it has grown into a small town with hotels, resorts, restaurants, internet cafes, and gift shops.[citation needed]

Travel[edit]

Sauraha has good road access for private-rental vehicles.

By air[edit]

Air connections to Sauraha are through Bharatpur Airport, with regular daily air services from Pokhara and Kathmandu. The airport lies just 15 kilometer to the west of Sauraha. Will need to change to bus, jeep, taxi for connection to Sauraha.

By bus[edit]

  • Via Kathmandu — there are three types of buses available. Cheaper Birganj bound buses which will drop you at Tadi Bazaar about 4 kilometers north of Sunauli where you can easily get local bus, taxi, rickshaws, tanga/pony carts. These second bit more expensive type is the direct tourist buses that are no more comfortable than normal intercity except they are full of tourists. A third type are more comfortable air-conditioned buses (Greenline, etc.). All buses will travel via Mugling, Narayangarh/Bharatpur, Tadi Bazaar, Sauraha; (4–5 hours trip).
  • Via Sunauli / Bhairahawa — on eastern bound (Birganj/Biratnagar) buses traveling through Butwal, Bharatpur, Tadi Bazaar. Change to local bus, jeep, pony cart, or rickshaw to Sauraha (3 – 4 hours trip).
  • Via Pokhara — direct tourist buses are available via Mugling, Narayangarh / Bharatpur, Tadi Bazaar, Sauraha (3 – 4 hours trip).

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