Top 5 cities in Nepal


1. Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. It is the largest city in Nepal with a population of 1.4 million in the city proper, and 5 million in its urban agglomeration across the Kathmandu valley, which includes the towns of Lalitpur, Kirtipur, Madhyapur Thimi and Bhaktapur. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 metres above sea level in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It lies in the central Development region in Bagmati zone, and district as Kathmandu.

2. Pokhara

Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal and headquarter of Kaski District, Gandaki zone and the western Development Region. It is 200 KM far from capital city Kathmandu. It is comparatively smaller than Kathmandu valley but its geography varies within just few kilometers from north to south. Its altitude varies from 827 to 1740 meters. The Annapurna Range with three out of the 10 highest mountains in the world — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu — are within approximately 15 – 35 miles of the valley. There are many Gurkha soldiers living in the cities. It is considered as the most expensive city in the country. Pokhara is the most touristic destination of Nepal as it contains beautiful lakes like fewa lake, begnas lake, Mahendra gufa, gateway to Annapurna circuit etc. Pokhara is the city with frequent rainfall in Nepal.

3. Biratnagar

Biratnagar is the third largest city of Nepal in terms of area and fourth in population. But, The city ranks second is population density after kathmandu. Biratnagar is the industrial capital of Nepal. It is located in Morang District in the Kosi zone of eastern terai region of Nepal. It lies 399 km east of Kathmandu and 6km north tof the border of the Indian state of Bihar. The old name of Biratnagar was Gograha Bazaar. Biratnagar is a hub for explorers of places in eastern Nepal like Illam, Taplejung, Sankhuwasabha and Panchthar. Biratnagar is considered as very hot during summer. Temperature can rise upto 43 °C in the summer.

4. Birgung

Birgung is the biggest city in the Narayani Zone and Terai and the fourth biggest in Nepal after Kathmandu, Pokhara and Patan. It lies 183 km south of the capital kathmandu, attached to north of the border of the Indian state of Bihar. Tribhuvan Highway links Birgunj to Kathmandu. It serve as an entry point to Nepal from Patna and Kolkata and known as gateway to nepal. This tiwn has significant economic importance for Nepal as most of its trade with India is through Birgunj and the Indian town of Raxaul.

5. Dharan

Dharan is the second largest city of Eastern Nepal. It is also known as the footballer producing factory of Nepal. It lies in the sunsari district. It is situated on the foothills of the Mahabharat Range in the north with its southern part touching the edge of the Terai region at an altitude of 349m. It serves as a trading post between the hilly region and the plains of Terai region. It cnsists of B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. Beyond Bhedetar lies the eastern hilly district such as Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Phidim, Terathum. Dharan serves as a gateway to some of the remote tourist attractions like Kumbhakarna Himal, Kanchenjunga, Makalu Barun National Park, Arun Valley, Tinjure-Milke (Rhododendron Protection Area), Gupha Lake, Hyatrung Fall, and Sabha Pokhari.