Udayapur District (Gaighat)

Udayapur district is a hilly district in south-eastern Nepal. The district, with Triyuga (also known as Gaighat) as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,063 km² and in 2001 had a population of 287,689, in 2011 of 317,532. The district is facilitated with transportation, communication and medical facilities. Udayapur does not have an airport, but it is easily accessible by road from various parts of the country.

Location

Udayapur district borders Siraha and Saptari districts to the south, Sunsari and Dhankuta to the east, Bhojpur, Khotang and Okhaldhunga to the north and Sindhuli to the south.

Demography

Udayapur’s inhabitants are mainly members of the Maithalli, Rai, Magar, Tamang, Newari, Danuwar, Sunuwar, Sherpa, Gurung, Limbu, Tharu and Satar ethnic groups.

What to See

Udayapur is located at the confluence on three rivers: Kamala, Tawa and Dudhauli. The place where the rivers adjoin is called Trivenidham and it is visited by many devotees on the occasion of Makar (Maghe) Sankrati (first day of Nepali month of Magh) every year. On this occasion, a large fair is organized that lasts for about three weeks.

Rautaha Pokhari, situated at the hight of 2000 ft above the sea level in Gaighat is a pond with a religious importance. The pond is surrounded by evergreen tall forest, not a single leaf is found dropped in the water as the birds are always seen to take away the leaves fallen on its surface.

The temple of Indreshwor Mahadev is one of the most famous tourist sites in the region.  It is located less than 1 kilometer north of Gaighat. This temple is considered to be as important as Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu and unlike in Pashupatinath temple, Non-Hindus are also allowed to enter and worship in the temple.

Things To Do in Udayapur District (Gaighat)