Would you be willing to take a bus all the way to Nepal? If yes, you are in for a treat. The new Dehradun Nepal Bus Service was inaugurated on 8 December 2018, Saturday by Pushkar Dhami, MLA from Udham Singh Nagar, and Shri Prakash Ravan, Nepal’s Minister of State from Mahendra Nagar.
Sure, you can simply take a flight to Nepal. But you wouldn’t get to view the scenic vistas of Himalayas by being a thousand meters up in the air. The bus ride to and from Dehradun and Nepal will give you an exciting opportunity to enjoy the swirly ride through the picturesque landscapes Nepal is famous for.
The bus will depart from Dehradun and will drop the passengers at Mahendragarh in Nepal. The picturesque journey will take around 8-9 hours to complete. There is no better point than Dehradun to connect Nepal to India through the land as it is already a popular destination among tourists.
There has been no official announcement about the bus timings and the price of tickets. Although the government on both sides have made efforts to make the journey cheaper than before. This is another reason to take a bus to Nepal rather than a flight if budget is your constraint.
Not only tourists but the new Dehradun Nepal bus service has also brought a huge relief to the immigrants who migrate between Nepal and India. Earlier they had to get down at Banbasa, the last Indian village on the border, and take a private vehicle. Now they can just take the bus and enjoy a comfortable and hassle-free journey to get across the border.
This is a great news for those who love scenic and economical road journeys. A trip to Nepal is now just a bus ticket away if the airfares have been holding you back so far.