How To Reach Kathmandu From Delhi
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Delhi to Kathmandu Distance
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As one wants to know how to reach Kathmandu from Delhi, then it can be concluded that the best mode of transport is via flight. There are plenty of flights, such as Royal Nepal Airways, Air India, and IndiGo that provide their services to help one cover the aerial distance of about 800 kms in about one and a half hours. As the ticket price for a Delhi to Kathmandu is around INR 5,000, you can either opt for this route, or board a flight from Varanasi, which can have a little lower price. The secondary option can be roadways, or a combination of road and rail routes. Though, you cannot find a direct train to Kathmandu, there are a few trains that you can board to Gorakhpur, followed by two bus journeys to Sunauli and then Kathmandu. However, as the journey can be quite tiresome, it is advised to travel there via bus, which is again the cheapest modes of transportation to reach Kathmandu from Delhi. You can also choose to travel between the two places via car, either through Sunauli or Banbasa in Uttarakhand. The latter one is quite picturesque and the quickest route to reach the destination.
Here is our detailed guide in regard to the best way to travel from Delhi to Kathmandu via different transport systems.
Delhi to Kathmandu by Flight: Tribhuvan International Airport, 5 km away from the main city is the one that connects Kathmandu with India and the rest of the world. All the Delhi to Kathmandu flight routes are direct, without any stop or layover. There are more than seven flights every day of the week. Jet Airways and Air India have the most number of flights. Delhi to Kathmandu flight distance is around 800 kilometers, which is easily traveled in less than 2 hours.
Delhi to Kathmandu by Train: Here’s the most economical way to travel between the two places. Though, there is no direct rail connectivity between the two regions, the most viable option to travel from Delhi to Kathmandu by train is via Gorakhpur. You can board a train from Delhi to Gorakhpur, and then get on a bus journey from there to Sunauli followed by another bus journey to Kathmandu. The total journey may take around 11 to 13 hours, while the fare may range between INR 550 and INR 3,500, depending on the bus or train services that you avail.
Delhi to Kathmandu by Road: There are four border crossings for the tourists who travel from India via roadways. You can travel to Kathmandu from Delhi via bus or car.
By Bus: There is a direct bus that departs daily at 10 AM from Delhi to Kathmandu. While navigating its way via Agra and Sunali, the journey takes about 30 hours with some regular stops for toilet and dining purposes. The bus journey may cost you somewhere about INR 2,500.
By Car: Sunauli border crossing near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is the one used the most to go from Delhi to Kathmandu by car. The total distance to be covered till Kathmandu is around 1310 km, and it takes 20 hours at least to go via road.
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Koteswara Rao Bontha
Koteswara's 3 days trip to kathmanduVery good experience... nice arrangements done by travel agent
Pbaldock's 6 days trip to kathmanduSo one review, two experiences. SNOWYODA. 10/10 Excellent Snowyoda and Sumit in particular were just fantastic; the holiday was excellent with personal service in perfect English (turns out Sumit has a Masters from Bath Uni) well beyond expectations! They organised a superb two week tour in mid May 2020 and even after we were stranded with the Covid19 lockdown in Nepal, Sumit continued to give support, help, local advice and assistance... Invaluable in such a bad situation. Organising and planning the 14 day tour was so easy, and once there we continued to adapt and tailor the tour to suit our needs. We started in Kathmandu, then flew to Pokhara before taking the car to Bandipur and Chitwan... all fantastic but gliding down the river in a canoe at Chitwan with a cacophony of birdsong was just magical. We finished in Nagarkot with each day starting with sunrise over the Himalayas and Everest; all without leaving you bed. Great hotels, drivers, itineraries in an amazing country and a very safe pair of hands tour operator- Snowyoda. Totally recommended. Thank you Sumit and Sabu. TRAVEL TRIANGLE ... 3/10 very poor. Once we had agreed to book with Snowyoda TT were a nightmare. They sent a link to payment, but it didn’t work, wouldn’t take enough to pay for the tour, etc. So agreed to pay by Bank Transfer... sent the money (£ thousand ++) and 10 days later they hadn’t received it.... very stressful . Had to get my bank to request the money back and it turns out the TT bank account number they gave me didn’t exist, the transfer had been rejected, they did not know. I got the money back, but again they could not send a link to pay that worked....total shambles. In the end I paid Snowyoda direct and it was all as sweet as apple pie after that once TT were not involved.
Dhruv's 7 days trip to kathmanduVaishali hotel in kathmandu had week wifi. Initially the driver that we guy didn't know anything. He was totally new and new drivers are not recommended to go on a commercial hill trip. Agency changed the driver and this one also didn't know route to Nagarkoat and chandragiri. Driver was very helpful and experienced otherwise. We missed Lumbini because of inefficiency of driver management. Nagarkoat sunrise and hotel stay Thamel market stay
Kavita's 7 days trip to kathmanduTrip was overall good, enjoyed a lot. Only suggestion for improvement that trip would be much more excellent they mentioned before that inspite of inclusive of conveyance charge we have to pay + inclusive of breakfast charges we have to pay +inclusive of toll charges we have to pay for all these. The trip was planned excellent, and every point was covered. Nepal is a very beautiful and clean place.
Lunamohanty's 7 days trip to kathmanduEverything was really really fantastic from hotel to cab while picking my parents till dropping them everything was fantastic and well arranged
Tushar's 7 days trip to kathmanduThe overall experience was okay but expected a lot from trip.
Arjun's 6 days trip to kathmanduOur trip to Nepal was a mixed bag of memorable and things that could have been avoided. Let me start with the positives first: 1. Mr. Tripathi had structured the trip well. He had optimised the routes to ensure we spent more time sightseeing than on the road travelling. 2. The paper work for entry to Nepal was quick and we did not face any issue there. 3. The hotel bookings too were seamless and we did not find any issues during check-in and check-out. 4. He stood by to most of his commitments and was always a patient listener. 5. The driver knew the Nepal map at the back of his head and drove safely. The things that could have been better are: 1. The driver should be made aware of all the places that are to be covered. There were certain places that we were told to us but the driver wasn't aware and it always led to confusion. It always ended up with a call to Mr. Tripathi, thus wasting some time during the trip. 2. The driver had a habit of misleading us and had several conflicting arguments to avoid visiting a place despite having promised to us by the agent. He either acted unaware or said that the place wasn't accessible to Indian cabs or he wasn't aware of the route. All these excuses were proven to be lies as he subsequently blurted out that he had visited the place earlier. 3. The driver looked into his comfort than ours, he would first find a parking spot and then make us walk a considerable distance instead of dropping us at the gate and then finding a spot to park. I'm stating this as my parents are old and it was an issue making them walk the extra mile. 4. The driver had a bad habit of chewing pan masala and rolling down the window from time to time to spit out the same. Not only was it annoying but my dad sitting at the back seat was never able to open his side of the window due to this unhygienic behaviour. 5. On day 1, due to the pt. 2 we couldn't see many temples of Lumbini from inside as the place closes by 5:00 pm. On the last day to avoid visiting Doleshwar temple the driver lied that the temple we saw at Darbar Square was the one that we were looking for.
Ashutosh's 6 days trip to kathmanduIt was really great Nepal trip... Except for chitwan hotel and their facility it was beyond my expected costly . They took 22000 INR for food and jungle safari. I think they took lots of commission in this... Rest pokhra, lumbini and kathmandu was great Pokhra
Abhishek Ku Agrawal
Abhishek's 5 days trip to kathmanduThe whole trip was good and i was happy with the hotel and cab services.
Sonalip's 3 days trip to kathmanduThe whole trip was fine only the cab driver has few issue rest the trip was nice.
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