Bharatpur is a city in the central-southern part of Nepal. Located in Chitwan Valley, its common and unofficial name is Narayangadh and is widely referred as such. Bharatpur is the district headquarters of the Chitwan District, as well as a separate Metropolitan authority, and is the fourth largest city of Nepal. It lies on the banks of Narayani River and serves as a commercial centre of Chitwan district and central region of Nepal.
Bharatpur Airport is in the central part of the city connecting to Kathmandu and Pokhara. Bish Hazari (20 Thousand) lake is in the southern corner of Bharatpur. The lake is very attractive for the bird lovers and serves as an important bird watching centre. The Lake Lies inside the jungle of Chitwan National Park. Bish Hazari Lake lies just 5 km south from the city centre (Chaubishkothi) of Bharatpur. Nearby Chitwan National Park is home to one horn rhinos, elephants, royal Bengal tigers, crocodiles, deers and many other wild animals. It is the third largest tourist destination in Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara.