Are you looking for the best places to visit in Province 2 of Nepal?
Choosing the top places to visit helps to make your travel wonderful and fantastic. It will be a little bit safe if you know about the place that you are going to visit.
There are many places that you can visit in province 2. But it is quite impossible to visit all the visiting places.
So, we’ve reviewed the top 15 best places to visit in province 2 which is certainly helpful for you.
The list of 15 best places that you can visit:-
1. Parsa National Park
It is located in the inner Terai region which covers an area of 627.39 km sq. of Parsa, Bara, and Makawanpur districts. It has the status of National Park from 2017. Before that, it was a wildlife reserve.
You can see there extinct plants and animals like the wild Asian elephant, Royal Bengal tiger, Sloth bear, etc. You can see 500 species of birds, and many species of animals like the wild elephant, leopard, tiger, blue bull, sambar, chital, barking deer, Longue monkey, etc. The dense forest of Sal, Khair, Silk Cotton tree, pine tree, etc. cover it.
You can do jungle safari and canoe ride amid to get closer to nature and wildlife. There are temples that you can pray to Hindu Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. You will definitely love its beauty. So, it is one of the best places to visit in Province 2 of Nepal.
2. Janaki Temple
It is the biggest temple of Nepal which dedicates to the Hindu Goddess Sita. It covers an area of 4860 sq. feet of Janakpur district with the mixed style of Mughal and Koiri domes. Since its cost of the building was nine lakhs people call it Nau Lakha Temple.
You can see the beautiful and spiritual view of the wedding of Ram and Sita clearly. Engravings and Mithila paintings, with beautiful lattice windows and turrets, decorated rooms with the flag of Nepal, and the religious and historical image of marriage ceremony attracts all heart and mind of people completely.
Especially during Vivah Panchami of November and December, pilgrims and travelers from different places come to visit this sacred and magnificent temple. If you came here during the festival, you can see the temple decorated with special arts, lights, and other costumes and traditions. So, it is one of the best places to visit in Province 2 of Nepal.
It is a municipality of Dhanusha district. People had established it on19th May 2014 by merging many VDC. It is a religious place of Hindus that situates 18 km northeast of Janakpur district.
There is a temple that’s name is Dhanusha Mandir. People believe that middle part of Shiva Dhanusha (Bow of Lord Shiva) had housed in Dhanusha Mandir which Ram had broken during Sita’s Shwayamvara. That part of the bow is still inside the Dhanusha Mandir.
Around 10 Lakh religious tourists and pilgrims visit the temple yearly to see Lord Shiva’s bow. Especially, devotees come here on the occasion of Makar Sakranti. You’ll like it.
4. Chinnamasta Bhagawati Temple
Chinnamasta Bhagawati Temple is one of the popular religious sites of Nepal which lies 10km from Rajbiraj in Chinnamasta VDC, Saptari. It is one of the Shakti Peethas of Eastern Nepal. It is nearly from the India border. So, it attracts mostly the pilgrims from Nepal, India, and even from other countries.
Especially, people come here during the festival like Bada Dashain, Navratri, etc. People sacrifice thousands of goats here in the name of Devi Bhagawati. The devotees and pilgrims should clean themselves before worshiping in the temple at the pond which is in front of the temple.
You can see and feel the immense religious and historical importance that it shows. You can see a black stone statue of the goddess, a statue of Mahishasura Mardini, the statue of Bhairavi, Dakshin Kali, and other goddesses with religious art. We’re sure you’ll feel religious and spiritual here.
5. Kankalini Temple
Kankalini Temple is one of the religious sites of Nepal which lies 20 km from the headquarter Rajbiraj in Bhardaha VDC, Saptari. It is one of the Shakti Peethas of Nepal. It is nearly from India border Birpur. So, it attracts mostly the pilgrims from Nepal, India, and even from other countries.
6. Shambhunath Temple
There is a belief that if devotees worship with great devotion and true heart in here, their wish comes true. So mainly during Bada Dashain and other festivals, thousands of pilgrims from the different countries visit this temple to worship the avatar of Goddess Durga, known famously as goddess Kankalini with giving the sacrifice of goats.
It situates 12 km from Rajbiraj and in the East-West Highway section of Shanbhunath VDC, Saptari. Shambhunath mainly dedicates to the Hindu god Shiva. It is the main attraction for the Hindu pilgrims of Nepal and India and other countries.
Especially, people come here to celebrate Siruwa Mela and to worship Shivalinga during Baishakh. You can visit here also in Dashain. It holds great historical, religious, and cultural significance in the local area.
7. Jaleshwar Mahadev
It situates at Jaleshwar municipality which is 18 km south or two hours from Janakpur along the highway nearly from the Indian border. It dedicates to Lord Shiva which has also been about in Padam Purana.
Actually, Jaleshwar means Lord of the water. Since there are two big ponds i.e. Barynsar and Kshiresar on both sides of the temple there is the leakage of water with Shiva lingam inside the temple which we believe as Jaleshwar Mahadev.
Especially, pilgrims and devotees come here to worship during Shivaratri. They also perform many religious activities in this temple during many occasions and festivals.
8. Matihani, Mahottari
It is a town which people know for its historical significance and its unique way of celebration of any festival. It is located in the Mahottari district.
At the center of the Matihani, there is Laxmi Narayan temple which is the second-largest Laxmi Narayan temple. The pond ‘Laxmi Narayan Pond’ surrounds the Laxmi Narayan Temple. According to the Hindu Myth, this pond has connection with the marriage ceremony of Goddess Sita and Lord Rama.
People always take the mud from the pond nearby of Swami Laxmi Narayan Temple during Vivah Panchami( the annual ceremony) for their Matkor ceremony. Matkor is a ceremony when the groom’s side comes to the bride’s place to marry according to the tradition of Mithila marriage.
9. Gateway of Nepal, Birgunj
Birgunj is a metropolitan city that lies 135 km south from Kathmandu, in Parsa district of province no. 2. It has attachment in the north with the border of the India state Bihar. Since people use it to enter Nepal from Patna and Kolkata, we call it the gateway to Nepal.
It is also the main point of entry for trade between India and Nepal. It is the second-largest city of the Terai region and sixth most populated metropolis in Nepal.
People come to observe different types of festivals like Chhath, Dipawali, Eid, etc. We can see different religions, cultures, languages according to different castes. People come to visit the main gateway of Nepal as well as the border between Nepal and India. So, it is one of the best places to visit in Province 2 of Nepal.
10. Churiya Mai Temple
It is located on the Trivuwan Highway in Hetauda, at the west of Makawanpur and the north of Bara. It is a famous temple due to near to the highway, and the belief that the Goddess fulfills the desires of her devotees.
Especially, vehicle owners believe that the goddess protects her devotees from accidents, crash, or any type of danger. So, they offer their vehicle to Goddess first and worship.
We worship the goddess as Durga during the day of Navami, the ninth day of Dashain. So, the tourists and devotees come here not only from Nepal but also from foreign countries.
11. Gadhimai Temple
It situates in the Mahagadhimai municipality of Bara district. It dedicates to Goddess Gadhimai Devi, an aspect of Hindu Goddess Kali. Mainly, it is famous for the Gadhimai festival.
Gadhimai festival is a very old tradition where people sacrifice thousands of animals in the belief that their wishes will come true. People consider this festival as one of the biggest animal sacrifices in the world. They celebrate it in every 5 years for two days.
People use to kill animals including Buffaloes, goats, pigeons, chickens, etc. by using sharp-edged weapons. Around five million people come to visit this temple during the Gadhimai festival according to record. So, it is one of the best places to visit in Province 2 of Nepal.
12. Gahawa Mai Temple
It situates at the center of Bigunj city, Parsa district which is 1 km south from Birgunj Ghantaghar. Gawaha Mai Temple is a well-maintained beautiful and quite a grand temple with a cool and calm environment.
People known this temple as the historical temple. You can observe the culture, tradition of the Mithila family’s there. There are facilities to go there by bus or other vehicles so that we can go there easily.
It is one of the tourist destinations of Nepal. People decorate this temple with different color lights, papers, and other things in Dashain, and they gather altogether to worship here. You will enjoy it more there if you go during Dashain. So, it is one of the best places to visit in Province 2 of Nepal.
13. Ghadiarwa Pokhari
It situates in the Birgunj metropolitan city, Parsa district. It is one of the cool places in the summer in Birgung. There is a small temple ‘God of the sun’ with a beautiful garden and paths at the center of the pond.
There is a beautiful and artistic bridge to go to the temple. People come to visit the peaceful and divine scenery of this place. Local come to do yoga or morning walk.
People decorate this pond and gather on the Chhath festival. So, you can visit at Chhath festival to enjoy more and observe the culture of Chhath Puja. So, it is one of the best places to visit in Province 2 of Nepal.
14. Parasnath Temple
It is a beautiful Hindu temple that lies at the center of the village Mahuwan, Parsa district. Parasnath Temple dedicates to Lord Shiva. It is one of the historical temples of southern Nepal.
The name of the Parsa district has come by this temple’s name ‘Parasnath’. There is Shiva Lingam inside the temple which never dips in water according to traditional faith.
It is one of the tourist destinations of Parsa district. You can observe a very old history in this temple.
15. Salahesh Fulbari (garden)
It lies in Lahan Municipality, Siraha district. The local demigod Salahesh had named it. It is a garden of historical and cultural significance where we can observe many strange and amazing flowers.
In the 1st Baisakh of the Nepali year, a magical or unique flower blooms once a year which attracts everyone, especially Nepalese and Indians tourists. People believe the flower as the token of love between the folk hero of Maithili, Salahesh, and his beloved Malini.
It opens only on New Year’s Eve. There is a temple in this garden where we can see many statues. People celebrate a big fair called Salahesh Fulbari Mela on 1st Baisakh. The interesting fact is the leaves of this flower never fall on the ground according to the priest.
So, it is one of the best places to visit in province no. 2.
We hope that you know about the top 15 best places to visit in province no. 2. You can start now visiting these places by yourself.