Mahendranagar is one of the largest cities of Nepal and is positioned in the western region of the nation. The city derives its name from the late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Saha of Nepal.
Mahendranagar city lies at 28° 55' 0 North latitude and 80° 19' 60 East longitude and is situated at an altitude of 197 meters. Kathmandu is about 700 kilometers from Mahendranagar and the Indian border and River Mahakali lie only 5 kilometers from it.
The population in Mahendranagar city is around 27548 approximately. The area surrounding the city serves as the home ground of the Tharu people primarily. The city is located in the Kanchanpur district of Nepal and acts as its headquarters. Mahendranagar in Nepal also serves as the chief business center of Nepal's Mahakali Zone.
Indian currency is accepted in the city of Mahendranagar. The city can be reached by crossing the Indian border between 7 to 8 am, 12 noon to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm. A tour to Mahendranagar must involve a visit to the King Mahendra Square, which is the main area of the town.
The city is connected to the rest of Nepal through bus route. The domestic airport at Mahendranagar connects the city with Kathmandu by its air services. Cities and towns like Patia, Dobala, Bandi, Joriapani and Asiana lie close to Mahendranagar. The airports close to Mahendranagar include Pantnagar and Pithorgarh.
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