Train to Nepal Border

#1 Dec 7th, 2007, 11:18
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Train to Nepal border from March next

The conversion of railway line up to Jogbani, a town in Bihar on the border with Nepal, is going to be completed soon. The route will become operational from March 31, 2008.

This track will give a boost to Nepal’s international trade and Nepalese entrepreneurs are looking forward for the day to see their long cherished dream get fulfilled.

Link: http://bihartimes.com/news07/Dec/7dec2.html
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any train for india to kathmandu
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any train for india to kathmandu (nepal)
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Travelling to Nepal

Hi
The nearest station in India side for nepal is Raxaul.
From Kolkata station, one can take Raxaul Exp, it starts probably at 1:45pm and reaches Raxaul at 10:30am next day.
From Raxaul, one has to cross the border to arrive at Birgaunj, the first town of Nepal from India side.From that place, one has to take a bus/car to reach Kathmandu, which is appx a distance of 7-8hrs.
As an alternative, one can drive down to Simara, a 20min drive from Birgaunj, to take small airtaxis to Kathmandu.Simara is an airstrip, providing with air taxi facilities with small aircrafts belonging to Buddha Air,Yeti Air etc.
The cost of one way from Simara to Kathmandu is appx.Rs.1250.
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Originally Posted by kg4568 View Post any train for india to kathmandu (nepal)
See also http://www.seat61.com/Nepal.htm. These are the two most common routes (from Delhi and Varanasi), there are others; Nimo describes the Bihar route, not described on that site. It's also possible to enter through northern West Bengal, I believe.

In Nepal itself, there are said to be scarcely any trains, and none that are of practical interest to a tourist (there's just or notably the end of one Indian line, I think). So as noted, you'll be busing it from there.
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You can probably find more alternatives traveling by train to Gorakpur and from there to the border of Nepal (Sunauli/Bhairawa) by bus or shared cab. From there there are plenty bus or shared jeep services to Chitwan, Kathmandu, Pokhara. In my opinion is the best option.


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Yes, the longest stretch of train in Nepal is about 17 miles or such and its not on the border. Said to be very scenic though..

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