About Nanpara

Nanpara is a city and a municipal board in Bahraich district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a region along the Nepal Border and includes tracts of dense forests.

Nanpara is located at 27.87°N 81.5°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 132 metres (433 feet). It is located at 20 km from the Indo-Nepal border, and 36 km from the district Bahraich. This town has a strategic and economic importance due to the transportation of goods in Nepal and recent activities of drugs, crossing through the Nepal border. It has a municipality also. It is well connected by road transport and Railway.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Nanpara had a population of 42,771. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nanpara has an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 89%. In Nanpara, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The Nanpara estate

Shah Faisal The district of Bahraich was part of the Great Nanpara Estate made up of lands belonging to the Raja of Nanpara. Read the Wikipedia article on Nanpara for a history of the ruling family up to the abolition of Zamindari in 1954. The Rajas of Nanpara owned more than three hundred villages in the District including all the forests. A large part of the education system in the district was the legacy of the late Raja Sadat Ali of Nanpara who built the major roads and hospitals.


Nanpara itself does not have major any tourist attraction but it is an important junction connecting key areas of the region. Its geographic location provides an international role. The India-Nepal road to the Rupadiha-Nepalganj border lies towards the North. The east-bound road connects the region with G.T Road via Sitatpur. In the south-east roads connect to the district capital Bahraich and a prominent place called Srawasti. The state capital Lucknow is about 160km from Nanpara via Bahraich. A famous Mazar of Sayyad Salar Masood Ghazi is located in Bahraich, approx 36km from Nanpara. A newly built popular park in Rissia is located around 23km from Nanpara; it is normally crowded on weekends. A well-known national park in India, Dudhwa, is about 100km from Nanpara Junction. Dudhwa is recognized as the second most populated tiger reserve in India. There is also a bird sanctuary and fauna-rich dense forests near Nanpara.