Rupandehi District is located in the Terai region of western Nepal. The district, with Siddhartanagar as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,360-kilometer square and includes a population of 880,196 (2011). Rupandehi district borders Bihar to the south, Kapilbastu to the west, Palpa to the north and Nawalparasi to the east. The population of Rupandehi district largely belongs to the Bhojpuri and Brahmin ethnic communities. Siddhartanagar, additionally known as Lumbini, is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Buddha. it’s granted World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1997. Thousands of Buddhist monks, pilgrims, and tourists visit Lumbini annually. the ongoing reconstruction of the Gautam Buddha airport into an international airport is predicted to increase the number of tourists. several buildings and artifacts connected to the life of Lord Buddha can be found in Lumbini.
Places to visit
Devdaha: The foremost historical and delightful spiritual site of Nepal situated thirteen kilometer east of Butwal is best glorious for the maternal home of Lord Gautam Buddha. It’s an area of best natural beauty and pollution-free environment. Shitalnagar Kheirani, Bhawanipur, Bairimai, Kan yamai, Khayardanda etc. are the places of interest.
Butwal Hill Park: An historic place for the Gurung community. This hill used to be known as Gurung Dada because Gurungs were buried here. It separates the city into a pair of parts and provides views of each side.
Jitgadhi: A fortress throughout Angol Nepal war, Narayan temple built by (1864 B.S.) Hanuman temple and Shivalaya of Hanumagngadhi, Jalabinayak Mahadev temple, Siddababa temple, Nuwakot etc. are renowned centers of attraction in Butwal.
Murgiya Jharbaira: About thirteen kilometer west from Butwal city. This place is known for secondary faculties, rice and oil mills, temples and natural beauty. Temple of Lord Shiva is located close here with is internationally known for receiving blessings from Lord of Lord Shiva Shankar and temple of goddess Durga at the middle of town.
Manimukunda Sen Park: The winter palace of Palpali sen tribe is very fascinating from natural and archaeologic values. There are ruins and antiquities of the majestic palace of Manimukunda sen an ancient Palpali king containing six large rooms as well as royal residence, administrative and interesting scenic grandeur of Butwal, Siddharthanagar and different neighboring villages of Rupandehi district are often vividly seen from here at nighttime also. His Majesty’s Government, the archaeologic department has tried to take care of it in 1991. Now Butwal municipality has fashioned the council for the conservation of Manimukunda sen Park to conduct Phulbari Development Programme and tried to create it an amusing and a traveler resort.
Sainamaina: Situated about twelve kilometers west from Butwal and to North from Banakatti, Sainamaina as an open museum is extremely renowned and fascinating resort from historical archaeologic culture and natural points of view. Among the various Gramas villages of Shakya King, it was within the samgrama site. An Indian queen owing to the British disturbance in her kingdom came to this space along with her soldiers and porters and finally, this space came to be called Saina Maina. It’s an exquisite treasure trove of ancient ruins and antiquities statues of performing arts saints, ruins of the palace, well etc.
Siddha Baba Temple: It’s situated on hills at the border of Butwal Municipality. Devotees believe that Siddha baba can grant their desires and offer pigeons at the temple. On Saturdays, the weekly vacation in Nepal, massive numbers of devotees visit this temple and special Microbus services are offered.
The statue of Buddha: It was terribly significant ruins of having the values of classical art are scattered here and there. This renowned archaeologic site is being occupied by homeless and landless individuals. A number of the antiquities of this site are seen thrown around the Lumbini Museum. Nilkanth varni stayed for 2 months in king’s palace during his “Vanvicharan”.
Muktidham, Nayagoan: The new established spiritual placed constructed on the outskirt of a town at Nayagoan, provides a sense of the Vintage Temple of Muktinath at Mustang.
Global Peace Park: It is a recently born place in Butwal, and can be also known as a symbol of peace. Several international celebrities, tourists and models are attracted here for its own beauty and excellence.
Banbatika Forest Resort: It’s most renowned for its decorating places, cute animals. this can be one place to celebrate a picnic moment and lots of occasions to celebrate. Banbatika has several animals called anaconda, white mouses, ostrich, deer, leopards, rabbits and lots of more. Banbatika is one stunning resort for a traveler.