Parsa District is a district located in the Terai in central Nepal. The district, with Birganj as its district headquarters with an area of 1,353 km² and has a population of 497,219 according to 2011 census. The district borders Bara to the east, Chitwan to the west, Makawanpur to the north and Bihar to the south. The population in Parsa district primarily consists of Bhojpuri, Newari, Maithili, Tamang, Tharu, Gurung, Abadhi, Magar, Rai, Rajbanshi, Limbu and Sherpa communities.
Places To Visit:
Birgunj: Birgunj is a major business center of Nepal, especially for trade with India. Almost all trade transition with India occurs through this route. The Indian border town of Raxaul has become one of the busiest towns for heavy transportation due to high trade import and export. It is also one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area.
Parsa Wildlife Reserve: The Parsa Wildlife Reserve covers an area of 1,200 km2 and is another tourist attraction. The small forests of valuable indigenous woods like Khani, Sisso, and Simal are the most of the vegetation in the reserve with Elephants, Samta Deer, Tiger, Asiatic one-horned rhino, chital, and leopard are being the major species of fauna found here.
Shree Gahawamai Temple: Shree Gahawamai Temple is a holy temple for the Hindus and the best place to go to check out iconic religious buildings. The temple is very neat located in the middle of the town. It is the best place to hang-out where you can gain knowledge of ancient artifacts and carvings, making it one of the best place to visit in Birgunj.
Gadhimai Temple: Gadimai Temple is dedicated to the goddess of power. Every five years there is a month-long festival where thousands of animals like chickens, water buffalos, and goats are sacrificed to the goddess of power. This is a centuries-old tradition which is observed and celebrated by thousands of pilgrims.
Surya Mandir: Surya Temple lies in the middle of Ghadiarwa Pokhari. The temple is dedicated to the Sun God and considered a top place to visit You can roam around the beautiful garden, which is located at the nearby temple, and observe pleasant flowers and plants, or learn about ancient artifacts and carvings.