can't believe they're making us pay a fine. We have our visa
and receipts to prove our transportation and hotel stay in
Nepal. Why didn't the guy stamp our passports
at the border?
~ Unsatisfied Customers?
~ Kathmandu, Immigration
- Entry and Exit Points
The following is the list of
entry and exit points for the foreigners entering into Nepal and
departing from the country. Upon entry, the immigration officials
stamps on your passports with the permit to enter and explore the
Himalayan Kingdom. But before you leave the desk of the immigration
official make sure to check the stamp and the date. Usually, the
immigration offices at these entry and exit points are open 24 hours.
(Northern Border, Central)
Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western)
Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid-Western)
Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western)
Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western)
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
is the only gateway to Kathmandu for the tourists who come by air.
The Airport named after King Tribhuvan, the 8th Shah King of Nepal,
is situated about 4.5 miles east of the city (about 25 minutes drive).
TIA is also in between all the three major cities of Kathmandu Valley
namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Facilities of bank, duty
free shop, restaurants and tourist information center is available
is about 15-17 hours drive and 610 kilometers away from Kathmandu.
This is a small town on the border between Nepal and India and foreigners
can use this to cross the border. There are many hotels and lodges
around the area to accommodate the tourists in moderate prices.
Tourists can commute to Kathmandu or any other cities either by
bus or air. The closest airport is at Bhadrapur, about 25km southwest
of Kakarbhitta and it takes about 3 and half hours to land in Kathmandu
domestic airport by flight.
the main entry point to Nepal for Indian tourists especially coming
from Calcutta and Patna. Birgunj which is about 210 kilometers away
from Kathmandu is also an important entry point for foreign goods
to Nepal. Lots of tourists enjoy sightseeing in this flat land and
low altitude city as well as the accommodation of varied choices.
Birgunj has a railway to Raxaul. The nearest airport is in Simara
which is about 20 km from Birgunj and it takes about 20 minutes
to reach Kathmandu by air.
Kodari, about 6/7 hours
drive from Kathmandu lies on the Nepal-China border. This border
is still regarded as an important trading center between Nepal and
Tibet. Apart from all this, Kodari is very famous for its magnificent
rivers gorges and splendid scenes of mountains. The very famous
hot water spring of Nepal called Tatopani is also very close to
Kodari. There are quite few places to lodge in this area and regular
buses are available to commute to Kathmandu.
which is also known as Siddharthanagar is about 8-9 hours drive
and 280 kilometers away from Kathmandu. This city being close to
the border of India is another important city in Nepal from the
import and export business aspect. Bhairahawa is also the gateway
to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. This place is also quite
popular for shopping Chinese goods. It takes about 30 minutes to
reach Kathmandu from Bhairahawa via plane and other local bus services
are also available to travel to and from Kathmandu.
is about 12-13 hours drive and 530 kilometers away from Kathmandu.
There are direct flights between Kathmandu and Nepalgunj everyday
and the buses are also easily available. Nepalgunj is also one of
the major trading centers of Nepal and it lies near the Indian border
and well connected to all major Indian cities by road and railways.
which lies in far western region of Nepal is about 660 kilometers
away from Kathmandu. Although this place does not have much to offer,
it is used as an entry and exit point to and from Kathmandu mostly
by the Indian tourists as the capital of India, New Delhi is just
about 6 hours drive. Dhangadhi is also facilitated by decent stay
in places in fairly cheap prices. 91/21205) is in the bazaar.
Mahendranagar is a small town that lies in the far
western region of Nepal. It is about 18-19 hours drive and 695 kilometers
away from Kathmandu. There are some good hotels and lodges for accommodation.
A visit to Royal Bardia National Park can be arranged while in Mahendranagar.
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