Ghadiarwa Pokhari Place to visit in Birgunj

Ghadiarwa Pokhari is a big pond, with a temple at its center. To reach the temple there is a bridge that connects the temple. To escape from a busy city, this pond is a good destination for peace and refreshment. It is located in Birgunj, Parsa district, Nepal. It is a quiet place located in the southeast of Ghantaghar Birgunj.

It is a popular religious and tourist destination in Birgunj, covering an area of 5 bighas. In Poush 13, 2056 B.S., this place was inaugurated by the King of Nepal Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. At the corner of this pond, there is a big statue of God Sun. There is a statue of the goddess Ganga as well. Daily arrati is performed in this temple. Ghadiarwa Pokhari is one of the main attractions in Birgunj. You can enjoy the natural beauty and views around the pond.


A big fair is held especially during Chhath in this pond and the pond is decorated during this season. It is decorated like a bride’s with lights, flowers etc. The reflection of colorful lights on the water after dark enhances its beauty. Chhath is a Hindu festival and devotees pray to Sun during this festival. It falls between October and November. During this time the pond is crowded with devotees.

Another attraction in this place is boating. You’ll also find a park and the park is near the Clock-tower (Ghantaghar). It is well managed with restrooms. The park is a popular refreshment place, and also family outing destination for people nearby. In the morning, you’ll find people doing yoga, morning walks, and exercise.

Visitors from different parts of the country and also from the neighboring country India visit here and there is small entrance fees. It is also popular for film Shooting in Nepal.

How to reach Ghadiarwa Pokhari?

From Kathmandu, it will take 4-7 hours approximately (depending upon vehicle) by land. It is 136 km from Kathmandu and from Birgunj, Ghadiarwa Pokhari is 5 km.

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