Bharatpur (Nepali: भरतपुर) is a city in the central-southern part of Nepal. Located in Chitwan District, Bharatpur is the district headquarter of the Chitwan District, as well as a separate Metropolitan authority, and is the fourth largest city of Nepal, After Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lalitpur is also a one of the four Metro city of Nepal with the population of 2,80,502 (census 2015). Bharatpur is one of the fast growing cities of Nepal. It lies on the left bank of Narayani River and serves as a commercial centre of Chitwan district and central region of Nepal. It is located at the centre of Mahendra Highway and Kathmandu - Birganj (North-South) road corridor. The proximity of this city from Kathmandu (146 km), Pokhara (126 km), Butwal (114 km), Ghorahi (275 km), Birgunj (128 km), Hetauda (78 km) and Prithivinarayan (Gorkha) (67 km) has augmented the importance of its advantageous geographical location. In addition to good road access, Bharatpur has regular daily air services to Kathmandu and Pokhara.