Bettiah is a city in Bihar, India, and the administrative center of the West Champaran district. It is 225 kilometers north-west of Patna, on the Indo-Nepal border.

Places to visit

  • Lauria Nandangarh : Lauria Nandangarh is a city or town in the West Champaran district of Bihar. It is near the Burhi Gandak River. The settlement is named after an Ashoka pillar (laur) and the stupa mound Nandangarh (variant Nanadgarh) located approximately 2 kilometers south-west of the pillar. Lauriya Nandangarh is a historic site in the Bihar district of West Champaran. Mauryan period relics have been discovered here.
  • Distance: Lauria Nandangarh is 28 kilometres away from Bettiah

  • Udaipur Wildlife Sanctuary : Udaypur/Udaipur Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Bihar's West The animal sanctuary is primarily a wetland, situated on an oxbow lake on the Gandaki River floodplain. It is home to a variety of water birds, both resident and migratory. The sanctuary has swamp forest, dry riverine forest, and khair-sissoo forest (Acacia catechu-Dalbergiasissoo). It is located in the Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous woodland ecoregion. The sanctuary offers a rest stop. Bettiah is the nearest town and railhead. The sanctuary is managed by the Deputy Director of the Champaran Forest Division, who is based in Bettiah.
  • Distance: Udaipur Wildlife Sanctuary is 9.3 kilometres away from Bettiah

  • Valmiki National Park: The Valmiki National Park, Tiger Reserve, and Wildlife Sanctuary are located in the West Champaran region of Bihar, near the India-Nepal border. It is Bihar's sole national park. Until the early 1950s, the Bettiah Raj and Ramanagar Raj owned the huge forest area of Valmikinagar. The Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is the country's 18th Tiger Reserve. The Valmiki tract connects to the Chitwan National Park and Parsa Wildlife Reserve, both of which are located in Nepal's Himalayan Terai. Bihar's fauna has a healthy array of species that are iconic. Wild dogs, hog deer, jungle cats, Indian civets, hyenas, leopards, nilgais, sambars, chitals, peafowl, pythons, leopards, wolves, sloth bears, black bucks, tigers, and various species of deer live in the park.
  • Distance: Valmiki National Park is 83 kilometres away from Bettiah

How to Reach

  • Bettiah is not well connected to other major cities in the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is 97 kilometers away in Kontum. There are no frequent trains to Bettiah from other major cities in the country. Muzaffarpur, 114 kilometers away, is the nearest railway station.

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