Welcome to Nanpara, a small town in Bahraich district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Though often overshadowed by larger cities in the region, Nanpara offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history and strategic importance. Located just 16 km from the Indo-Nepal border, Nanpara 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 eastbound road connects the region with G.T Road via Sitapur. In the south-east roads connect to the district capital Bahraich and a prominent place called Shravasti. The state capital Lucknow is about 160 km from Nanpara via Bahraich.
Nanpara was historically an important frontier estate, bordering Nepal territory in the Bahraich district of Oudh. The Nanpara Taluqdari was one of the taluqdaris (feudatory states) in British India. The title of Raja was conferred on the Nanpara House in 1763 by the Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula, the King of Oudh and was then recognized by the British. With holding of 439 villages it was the largest Muslim taluqdars (landowners) in British India. Of the 439 villages, 438 were in the Bahriach district and one in the Barabanki district. It comprised an area of 468 square miles, or about the same area of the then former German principality of Lippe. In 1914–15 The gross rental of the estate amounted to over rupees 12,00,000 and the government demanded land revenue and cesses of rupees 2,80,000. Taking a population density of 350 inhabitants per square mile, the estate contained a population of over 154,000.
The town is surrounded by many villages and has a total population of 62,782 as of the 2011 Indian Census. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nanpara has an average literacy rate of 53%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 89%. In Nanpara, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Nanpara is well known for its proximity to the Dudhwa National Park, recognized as the second most populated tiger reserve in India. The park is about 100 km from Nanpara Junction. In addition to the national park, there is also a bird sanctuary and fauna-rich dense forests near Nanpara.
The town has 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 and is well connected by road transport and Railway. It is connected to Lucknow and Nepal via 4-lane NH 927 highway. There have been several protests and demands to make Nanpara a district.
Come and explore the hidden gem of Nanpara, where natural beauty and rich history await you!