Bhairahawa, a city in Nepal, lies in between latitude 27° 30' 0 North latitude and 83° 27' 0 East longitude. The city is also known as Siddharthanagar. Bhairahwa city is only 4 kilometers away to the west of the Indian border. Lumbini, the birthplace of lord Buddha, lies within close proximity of Bhairahawa. Kathmandu is at a distance of 300 km approximately from the city. A direct flight from Kathmandu will take only 30 minutes to reach Bhairahawa.
The city of Bhairahawa has a population of 70076 approximately. It is home to a minority of Muslim traders and as a border city has good business trading western goods. Infact, tourist attractions in Bhairahawa constitute shopping in the city bazaars. Many Indians on a tour to Nepal give a halt at the city for marketing. Chinese items are very popular and available in abundance in the Bhairahawa bazaars. Bhairahawa in Nepal is an important economic and industrial center and earns its revenue primarily through import and export.
A bike ride from Bhairahwa to Butal or the other way round offers an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the Terai region and its people. The towns and cities close to Bhairahawa include Bhairahawa, Sunauli, Simra, Bishunpura and Siktahan. The airports serving the city are Pokhra, Gorakhpur and Bhairahawa.
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