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River Side Fun / picnic places

Flight Cancelled ? Nepalgunj has some great single day picnic place with abundant natural and scenic beauty. Just arrange vehicle or motorbike, start in morning, enjoy the day and come back till dusk. The experience will be great as the places are full of natural beauty and far far away from concrete structure or plastic chaired eating houses and hence making you feel in the arms of nature and only nature.


Karnali River

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Karnali river is about 85 kms. about one and half hour drive from Nepalgunj towards west on Mahendra Highway half way to Dhangadi. Famous for its water current the river is wide enough. You can choose the sandy or pebbled areas side of KArnali river to spread your mattress and spread yourself. Now start feeling fresh winds which is disciplined enough to blow from morning to mid-noon and amazingly silent after mid-day. Remember to take your food and drinking water with you as you may feel uncomfortable to find it there as hotels are not of tourist class there. Population of Karnali area is countable on finger so you will feel calm environment to relax your mind and mood. Just go to mid of river during witner or summer when water level is low and you will be far from world. Just sit, relax or enjoy whatever without disturbance. You can also enjoy fishing there. On side of river near the road local ladies and girls may be found either washing their clothes or fishing also.
On Karnali river the bridge is uniquely built. It is Said to be Asia's only single pillar suspended bridge made by Kawasaki Heacy Industries, Japan, well known in the world for making heavy structure and equipments. The bridge is big enough as the length is 500 m. long and pillar height is about 150 m. The bridge has double lane for vehicle and side-ways for pedestrians

Babai river (Surkhet side)

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Babai river meets on way to Surkhet north from Nepalgunj. It is only 45 kms from Nepalgunj and is just one hour drive from Nepalgunj. You have to cross one hill range and Babai river is flowing between two hill ranges. The road from Chisapani (25 kms from Nepalgunj) till Babai is beautiful and full of scenic beauty. Take camera with you and you will need to stop your vehicle after each half kilometres if fond of nature photography.
The river is beautifully flowing between two hills and one big grassland towards east side makes it really a beautiful scene. The river's west side is full of huge boulders to small stones making a great choice to spread your mattress and open your food basket.
Also remember to take your drinking water and food items as 5,6 hotels on east side of river may not be of tourist standard.

Babai river (Karnali side)

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Babai river also meets on way to Karnali river from Nepalgunj. It is about 55 kms from Nepalgunj and is just one hour drive from Nepalgunj. Actually you cannot sit for picnic at the river side on highway. It is protected by Nepal Army. About 100 metres before you reach Babai a gravel road goes down towards left side from highway as you approach Babai. Go on this gravel road and going about 200 metres you can find beautiful river side spots for enjoying. The area is peaceful and you can enjoy !. The road from Chisapani (25 kms from Nepalgunj) till Babai is beautiful and full of scenic beauty. Take camera with you and you will need to stop your vehicle after each half kilometres if fond of nature photography.

WARNING: There are crocodiles and aligators in this area of Babai river and often they are resting on riverside. Be extra careful and remain at a safe distance from river.

Photo Gallery of Karnali river and Babai river. Click on images for an enlarged view.

Babai River (Karnali Side)

Way to Babai and Karnali from Nepalganj


Elephants crossing river

Crocodile in Babai River
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Aligators in Babai River
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Karnali River

Karnali River
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Karnali River
Single pillar bridge


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