The district of West Champaran is spread over an area of 5,229
Bettiah is 225 km northwest of Patna. It is the birthplace of famous writer Gopal Singh Nepali. Mahatma Gandhi started his famous ‘satyagraha’ from Bettiah.
To the north of the district is the hilly region of Nepal and to the south is Gopalganj and a part of East Champaran. To its east, it has East Champaran and to the west, it has
Gandak or Narayani and Sikrahana or little Gandak are the two major rivers of the district. Forests are confined to the northern tract (Sumeshwar and the Dun ranges).
Bettiah Raj was once a great estate and the two kings, Ujjain Singh
Bettiah had indigo planters who were oppressed by the colonial empire, and this resulted in
Valmiki Tiger Reserve (60 Kms from Bettiah) is one of the major attractions for tourists here.
Places of Interest
Valmiki Wildlife Sanctuary located in the
Spread over 900 sq km of forests, this encompasses Valmiki National Park (335 sq km) and also the Valmiki Tiger Reserve with enchanting locales for the enthusiasts of wilderness and deep forests. Contiguous with the Chitwan National Park of Nepal, the
The main carnivores in the available faunal community consist of
HOW TO REACH
It is well connected by rail route and roadways to almost all the major cities of the country.
By Air:(Air Route Map)
By Rail: (Rail Route Map)
Connected by good roads with all Indian cities.
Where to Stay:
Half-a-km from the railway station and bus stand Phone: 233188. AC and non-AC rooms available with tariff ranging from Rs 300 to Rs 1,200.
Half-a-km from the railway station in the middle of Bettiah town Phone: 242432, AC and non-AC rooms and suites available; tariff ranging from Rs 300 to Rs 1,500.
Hotel New Bharat Jalpan
Lal Bazar, Bettiah, Phone: 242570 Non-AC rooms available for Rs 220-Rs 400. There
Auto rickshaws, Cycle-rickshaws,
In Emergency,Contact, STD Code : 06243
District Magistrate: 232534
Superintendent of Police: 232563
Medical Emergencies,Contact, STD Code : 06243
R R Memorial Hospital: 99344-09855
October to March
Light cotton in summer and woolen in winter (