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Travel to Kathmandu

Being the capital of Nepal and well-connected to major cities of other countries, Kathmandu serves easy access to figure out how to go to Kathmandu from India. There are various airlines that operate direct flights from Indian cities, including Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore, and Varanasi. Hence, one can choose to board a flight to cover the India to Kathmandu distance of around 1010 kms in less than one and a half hours of duration.

However, a bus can also be taken to enjoy a ride to Kathmandu from Patna and Gorakhpur. Upon arrival, choose to get on Tribhuvan Highway towards the south, Prithvi Highway to the west and Araniko Highway to the north as they are the main arteries of long-route commute connecting the capital city with the rest of the country.

Visa Application Information

As per the Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed between Nepal and India in 1950, there is no requirement of visa for Indians travelling to Nepal. Visitors from India are allowed to move across the borders without any passport or visa requirements. All they need is a valid identification card from their country to prove themselves as citizens of India.

Here’s how to reach Kathmandu from India via different modes of transport in brief detail.

By Air

The best way to reach Kathmandu is via boarding a flight from India. Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, located only 6 km away from the city is the busiest and most popular one in the country. It is well-connected with multiple Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Bangalore and more, and covers the distance of 800 kms in around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The international terminal connects Kathmandu and consequently Nepal with around 30 cities in Europe and Asia. The best India to Kathmandu flights are mostly operated by Air India and Jet Airways.

By Train

To go from India to Kathmandu via train, one must go through the Delhi-UP route. The nearest railway station to Kathmandu is Gorakhpur in UP which can be easily reached from Delhi. There is no India to Kathmandu Nepal train that reaches the city directly, but this is as close as it gets. There was one between Janakpur in Nepal and Jainagar in India, but the line at present is redundant. From Gorakhpur, the rest of the commute has to be made via road. There are local buses or jeeps to take passengers to the border at Sunauli in 3 hours, and then across the border from Bhairawa, there are overnight buses to Kathmandu.

By Road

There are several roadway connections between India and Kathmandu, and they are quite extensively used by residents of both countries. The Sunaili border crossing, accessible from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is the busiest India-Nepal border. Raxaul crossing near Patna in Bihar is also frequently used, although the town itself is not a very eventful one. There are direct bus services from Delhi, Varanasi or Raxaul to Kathmandu as well, which take from 7-10 hours to reach Kathmandu depending on the starting location. For people living in the east – West Bengal, Sikkim and north-eastern states of India, the Panitanki border is the best option. There are Kathmandu bus services, jeeps and hired cars from Siliguri in WB and Gangtok in Sikkim. The journey takes around 14-16 hours.

By AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
New Delhi to kathmandu2.0 hours---
Mumbai to kathmandu3.0 hours40.0 hours--
Kolkata to kathmandu1.0 hours21.0 hours--
Bangalore to kathmandu8.0 hours47.0 hours--
Chennai to kathmandu5.0 hours48.0 hours--
Hyderabad to kathmandu8.0 hours38.0 hours--
Ahmedabad to kathmandu8.0 hours33.0 hours--
Pune to kathmandu5.0 hours40.0 hours--

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    Nalin Kantilal Pathak

    Gujarat

    Nalin's 10 days trip to kathmandu

    Short & Sweet: I have booked the package before the day of travelling with this Travel agent and the owner itself helped me out throught out the trip for 10 nights 11 days. I would suggest you to book with this company with no fear.
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    Ranjan Kumar

    Kolkata

    Ranjan's 7 days trip to kathmandu

    In 3 star hotels we expect elevator. But in hotel aryatara we had to climb upto 2nd floor. Last day I was having issue with cash as my cards was not accepting by that hotel, I asked my agent to help me in the situation but he was unable , I even told him that I can pay to any indian bank account or
    event upi payment but he unable to help me. At last I had to move to market atm at 12 night for withdrawing cash , thankfully it worked or else I would have been in big trouble. That first car we received was also faulty .
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    Balraj Bidaliya

    New delhi

    Balraj's 7 days trip to kathmandu

    Mr. Bhagwat, the owner of Himalayan Adventures has arrange our 11 days Nepal tour. He has made the Itinerary of my tour in such a way due to which even in a single day we don't feel any tiredness. He is really a professional person and he managed our tour very nicely. Hotels arrangement at Kathma
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    Swati Sharma

    New delhi

    Swati's 6 days trip to kathmandu

    Have travelled many places, Nepal trip was good only for the reason that Royal Luxury and team ensured and planned everything so beautifully They helped us with personal situation and Amit our SPOC even came to meet us and have Dinner. Will definitely recommend Royal Luxuy for your Nepal trip
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    Arunima Samanta

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    Arunima's 9 days trip to kathmandu

    Thanks Royal Luxury & specially Amit for your personal touch and always ready to support attitude to make our Nepal trip so memorable....its an beautiful and amazing experience with some common travel challenges...starting from Lumbini to Pokhra...Phewa lake... mesmerising sunrise at Sarankot ...
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    Bhupendra Singh

    New delhi

    Bhupendra's 6 days trip to kathmandu

    I recently traveled to Nepal, covering Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Pokhara. I am very thankful to Mr. Bhagwat for all the arrangements, including Pasupathi Nath Temple Darshan and other famous places. The trip was a dream come true Mr. Bhagwat planned a perfect trip with excellent accommodations. All t
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    Gaurav Ashok Baone

    Hyderabad

    Gaurav's 4 days trip to kathmandu

    We enjoyed our small trip to Kathmandu and Nagarkot. Bhagwat made good arrangements for the trip. His drivers are good and professional. Bhagwat also arranged for our Everest flight at the last moment. We loved the location of Katmandu Arts hotel. It is right in the midst of the market area.
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    Meghana Meghu

    Bengaluru

    Mv's 7 days trip to kathmandu

    FANTASTIC agency and guidance for me It was really awesome moment I have enjoyed in pokhara ..with my family moment
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    Venkatasatya Suryanarayana Murty Sripada

    Ahmedabad

    Murty's 9 days trip to kathmandu

    The guidance to choose the proper package and the payment process are smooth and easy. Putting in touch with the chosen local agency to take care of planning details is good. Mr. Bhagwat has provided good local support, provided good drivers.
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    Arjyak Chatterjee

    Kolkata

    Arjyak's 6 days trip to kathmandu

    It is better to go alone in nepal.its a waste of money.i didn't find the tour as per my expectation.not value for money.

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