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Birendranagar is a beautiful city which is among very few cities in Nepal built under a master plan. People have access to a good network of roads as compared to other mid-sized cities in Nepal which makes transportation easy. But due to lack of proper attention from the government and donor agencies in looking after this beautiful heritage city, there has not been sufficient effort to make it look more beautiful and establish it as a popular tourist destination.
Surkhet believes in cultural programs rather than modern fashion of entertainment but lots of things and stuffs are easily available which can contribute us in entertainment. Deuda song is one of the most popular song of Surkhet. Cinema halls (Sani Chalchitra Mandir, Laxmi Hivision hall etc.), Local pool & snooker house, pubs, Parks and most famous Chaat Street near Ghantaghar are widely accepted medium of entertainment.
While in Birendra Nagar, you might as well see Karki Bihar , 2km out of town on a wooded knoll in the middle of the valley, which houses the remains of an ancient Buddhist temple. In town, the only real attraction is Bulbule Tal , a new but agreeably cool and shady park that's good for bird-watching. Food and lodging in Birendra Nagar are of the most basic sort, with plenty of Nepali inns in the bazaar.
The common festivals celebrated in Surkhet are Dashain and Tihar. There are many people who are migrated to other districts and countries for better education or better opportunities. But they still remember to come back to their hometown in these festivals. As there is inhabitants of different casts in Surkhet, Surkhet celebrates lots of festivals. Different groups of people celebrate their festivals in their own style.
Birendranagar is a city in mid western Nepal, located in the Surkhet District of Bheri Zone. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 22,937 people residing in 4773 individual households. This city is located in the famous Surkhet Valley, and is a principal township in the western hills region of Nepal. Birendranagar is so named in honour of His Majesty the late King Birendra who planned and established it.
Birendranagar has a very beautiful clock tower, which was made with help from Japan. Bulbul Tal, a park with a small lake and springs, is another major attraction. One can also go rafting in Bheri Babai, Karnali River. Other major towns and villages near Birendranagar are Chinchu and Babiyachour. Dauit Bajai is the most famous Hindu temple in Birendranagar, if not the entire midwestern region of Nepal. This temple's history is closely associated with the people of Raji society; historically, only Raji society people would pray here. Every day people come from near and far to pray in this temple. It is a national heritage site, and the government and municipality are trying to renovate the temple to make it more attractive to religious tourists. Kakre Bihar is the Hindu Buddhist temple nearest to Birendranagar. This temple, believed to be built in the 12th century, is made of solid stone with attractive bronze statues of Hindu gods and goddesses and Buddha. This place is also famous for its natural mountain beauty; people come to the area for religious purposes as well as to experience true nature.
Village Development Committees VDC's of Surkhet District: