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Top 3 attractions to explore in Pashchim Champaran

West Champaran is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India, located just 60 km west of Birgunj. It is a part of Tirhut Division. The district headquarters are located in Bettiah. The district is known for its fluid border with Nepal. One of the major locations in West Champaran is KumarBagh and Vrindavan belongs to KumarBagh where Mahatma Gandhi started Satyagrah Aandolan.

Attractions in Pashchim Champaran

Ashoka Pillar at Lauria NandangarhLauriya, Bihar 845453, India

Lauria Nandangarh, also Lauriya Navandgarh, is a city or town about 14 km from Narkatiaganj and 28 km from Bettiah in West Champaran district of Bihar state in northern India. It is situated near the banks of the Burhi Gandak River. The village draws its name from a pillar of Ashoka standing there and the stupa mound Nandangarh about 2 km south-west of the pillar. Lauriya Nandangarh is a historical site located in West Champaran district of Bihar. Remains of Mauryan period have been found here.

Rampurva capitalsRampurva Rd, Panapur, Bihar 843106, India

The Rampurva capitals are the capitals of a pair of Ashoka Pillars discovered in c. 1876 by A.C.L. Carlleyle. The archaeological site is called Rampurva, and is located in the West Champaran district of the Indian state of Bihar, situated very close to the border with Nepal. The two capitals are in the Indian Museum in Kolkota.

Valmiki Tiger ReserveBetiah, Bihar 845105, India

Valmiki National Park is situated on the India- Nepal border on the banks of river Gandak. Sprawling over a humongous area, the park is divided into two sections- the wildlife sanctuary declared in the year 1978 covers an area of 545 sq km and the national park which was established in 1990 covering an area of around 335 sq km. The only wildlife reserve in the state of Bihar, Valmiki National Park is covered in dense green forests of the Himalayan Terai landscape.

Map of attractions in Pashchim Champaran