Surkhet is located in Karnali Province.Tourist attractions include religious and historic sites such as Kakrebihar temple, Bulbule Lake, Deutibajai temple, Mangalgadhi, Gothikanda, Ghantaghar, Bheri river, and others. Kakrebihar is the ruins of a Buddhist monastery (palace) that is listed on Nepal's national heritage list. The Bheri River is a popular rafting site, and paragliding has recently begun in Surkhet. Birendranagar is one of the few cities in Nepal created according to a master plan. It is regarded as the Gateway to Karnali.