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Country  India
Area  25 km2
District  Bahraich
Language spoken  Hindi
State  Uttar Pradesh

Nanpara in the past, History of Nanpara

Map of Nanpara

Nanpara is a town 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. It is a city surrounded by large number of villages.


Nanpara in the past, History of Nanpara

Bahraich to nanpara full train journey inside ydm4 locomotive

Mailani bahraich metre gauge passenger entering nanpara jn with twin ydm4s


Nanpara is located at 27.87°N 81.5°E / 27.87; 81.5. 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. It is connected to Lucknow and Nepal via 4-lane NH 28C highway.


As of 2001 India census, Nanpara had a population of 48,337. 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 Taluqdari

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 has then recognized by British. With holding of 439 villages it was the largest Muslim taluqdars (landowners) in British India.

Nanpara was an important frontier estate, bordering Nepal territory in the Bahraich district of Oudh. Of the 439 villages, 438 were in the Bahriach district and one in the Barabanki district. It comprised an area of 468 sq 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 of 350 person per sq miles [it was estimated that was the district average in the census of 1911] the estate contained a population of over 154,000.

In 1632, Rasul Khan a pathan received a commission from the Emperor to subdue the Banjaras; and obtained for his services and for the pay of his troops, the grant of Nanpara and four other villages in pargana Solonabad, in addition to one-tenth of the rent of the disturbed territory. Rasul Khan lived at Kummaria in Bundi, and both him and his son Jahan Khan, who succeeded him, are buried there. Jahan Khan's successor, Mohammad Khan, was the first to settle in Nanpara. Mohammad Khan's son and successor, Karam Khan, was so successful against the Banjaras that he gained amongst the country folk the title of Raja, which was confirmed by Nawab of Oudh Shuja-ud-Daula in 1763, and was recognised as hereditary by the then British Government of India in 1877. This was because of the fact that this area was home to the Nanpara and Utraula principalities, both of which are now situated in Bahraich and Balrampur District, which was the centre of the largest Pathan settlement outside Rohilkhand.


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 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 160 km from Nanpara via Bahraich. A well-known national park in India, Dudhwa, is about 100 km 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.

Major tourist attractions:

  • Raza Nanpara Mosque
  • Raja Suheldev Mela
  • Raja Kothi (Nawab Saadat Ali Palace)
  • Saryu Nahar
  • Kali Kunda Mandir
  • Shivalay Bagh Mandir
  • Khatu Shyam Baba Mandir
  • Rani Sati Mandir
  • Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary (40 km)
  • Dudhwa National Park (120 km)
  • Kakraha Rest House (25 km)
  • Motipur Forest Range (16 km)
  • Jamunha, Nepal (18 km)
  • Mata Bageshwari temple (18 km in Nepal)
  • Duggu village (Archaeological survey of India) Recent findings indicate that Mughal coin making factory was present
  • Maharaja Agarasen Mela (held in Bahraich to celebrate valour and bravery of his rule)
  • Buddha Enlightenment Temple (65 km,situated in Shravasti)
  • Pattan Devi Mata Mandir (70 km,situated in Balrampur)
  • Sahet Mahet City (65 km,situated in Shravasti)
  • Daku Angulimal Cave(65 km,situated in Shravasti) Shad Mobile Shop Badla Cauraha
  • Risiya Ecological Park (20 km)
  • ICSE & ISC

  • St. Peter Inter College (SPIC)
  • CBSE

  • Dada Public School
  • Reaan International public School
  • St.Francis Xavier School
  • St. Michael School
  • K.N.P. Model Techno School
  • U.P. Board

  • Dada Public School
  • J.P. Girls Inter College
  • Pioneer Montessori School
  • Janta Inter College
  • Saadat Inter College
  • Saraswati Vidya Mandir
  • Sri Shankar Inter College
  • Sundar Sishu Mandir
  • Vaidh Bhagwan Deen Girls Inter College
  • Degree Colleges

  • Lord Buddha P.G. College, Rupaidiha
  • Mithlesh Nandini Reshma Arif degree college (MNRA), Nanpara
  • Seemant Degree College
  • IT Education Providing Institute

    Unique Computer Institute,Behind Nagar Palika Nanpara link label


    Nanpara Wikipedia

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