Situated in the central region of Nepal, Bara district covers an area of more than a thousand square kilometers with Kalaiya as its district headquarters. With varying altitude ranging from 152 to 915 m, the district is a one of the richest cultural districts of Nepal in terms of economy, socio-culture, history and nature since Mithila kingdom of prehistoric days.
The people believe that the district is preserved by Baragadhi since Mithila kingdom to date and it is the reason behind the place being called Bara now. The district is bounded by Rautahat in the east, Parsa in the west, Makawanpur in the north and Bihar (India) in the south. The language and the culture of the place is predominantly Tharu, Abadhi, Nepali, Bhojpuri, Magar, Newari, Gurung, Maihtali, Tamang, Danuwar, Rai, Sherpa, Satar, Santhali and Limbu.
This former Mithila kingdom is rich in terms of cultural, religion and history and a visit to the place allows you to observe the cultural and social aspects of Mithila culture. The place is rich in culture and is famous for pilgrimage due to the presence of temples like Kankalini temple of Simrongarh, Jhorahar Pond of Karchorba, Goddess of Bariyapur, Churiyamai of Chure, Sahajnath of Kantghant and the Baragadhi. These cultural and religious heritages also call for major tourism attractions in the district. The major rivers flowing through the district of Bara are Anruwa, Bageri, Lal Bakaiya, Shati, Mohan and Sirsiya.
Beside these, Amalekhganj, Bariyadpur, Kalaiya, Raniwas, Simara and Simraungadh are the major tourist attractions in the district. Bara district is accessible through regular domestic flights from Kathmandu to Simara airport as well as by bus from various parts of the country. With its headquarters in Kalaiya, Bara district is also fully facilitated in terms of communication, transportation, health as well as clinical facilities.