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11. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Jet Airways(www.jetairways.com) and Indian Airlines(www.indian-airlines.nic.in) fly on this route. U can check their websites for the available fare !!!

12. Posted by Kuku (Full Member 56 posts) 8y

Fastest is by air but the fairly cheapest way is train + bus.
Delhi-Gorakhpur by train... fare is around around INR 900 in AC3 or INR 415 in Sleeper Class for overnight trains.
From Gorakhpur to Nepal border by bus/jeep. Fare around INR 65. Journey time about 3 hours.

Walk down to other side of border. Take a bus to Kathmandu. There are plenty of buses plying for Kathmandu. Fare is around INR 250. Journey time 9 to 12 hours. There are overnight buses as well.

13. Posted by Maneck (Budding Member 30 posts) 8y

Hello again!!!
I stand by what i said....
various Airlines etc have been mentioned above I have nothing to add to that
but will suggest sticking to flights rather than the cheaper option of busses n trains...

Also check with your embassy abt advise on Nepal, due to the political unrest a lot of
embassy's had issued warnings.
Take care and good luck
M

14. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Quoting Kuku

Walk down to other side of border. Take a bus to Kathmandu. There are plenty of buses plying for Kathmandu. Fare is around INR 250. Journey time 9 to 12 hours. There are overnight buses as well.

As Kuku mentioned, the land route to Kathmandu via Gorakhpur is the fastest and the most convenient. But dont forget to complete the necessary visa formalities when u cross the border and before boarding the bus to Kathmandu.

We Indians dont require a visa in Nepal, hence we can just cross the border and keep on moving ahead. In fact during my college days i have crossed the border many time on a bicycle !!! It was fun:)

15. Posted by Kuku (Full Member 56 posts) 8y

Hi Maneck,
I am sorry if I sounded like contradicting you. Yes, you have told the best possible (safest & quickest) way.

Well, it all depends what one perceives of travel. If it is only to go to some major cities, stay in 5 stars and see some famous points then probably you are right.

Since the starter of this thread wanted to know about the places that could be seen before heading for Nepal, I was giving some additional info. The purpose of these threads is also to benefit others as well.

As Arif & others have rightly mentioned here, complete all your visa formalities before crossing the border. Indians neither need a visa nor nepalese currency to enter the country.

Even I have been to Nepal but took the train/bus route, crossed the border in a tonga (horse chariot), enjoyed every little thing on the way and while coming back took a flight to Delhi.

Cheers !

16. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 8y

Dear All responders

thanks to all those who have helped me out with information and advice on this thread. FYI due to time constraints we ended up having to take the flight.

Here is what I learnt:

1. if you book early enough with Jet Air, http://www.jetairways.com/ DEL-KTM (or reverse) they are reasonably cheap. I have seen fares start from R's 3400.

2. if you don't book early enough as I was advised on this very forum, they are not as cheap.

3. the train/bus option is really really cheap. Indian railways have an excellent online booking system, www.irctc.co.in and great sleepeer trains. There is great train info at www.seat61.com (as if we didn't know)

4. start bookings early, we are up against a festival - Diwali, first week of october

thanks again to all
Fussy

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