Situated in central Terai, Birganj is not a top spot for most tourists to Nepal but if you find yourself passing through then it's worth a night. It is the main freight way between India and Nepal so this town is often used as a border crossing point as the Nepali side is usually open 24 hours a day, however the Indian side usually is only open during the day.
The town itself has a few sights. There is a clock tower decorated in Buddhist and Hindu iconography, the Gahawa Maysan Mandir sacred to Durga and Ghariarwa Pokhari, a sacred pond used by locals as a swimming pool.
The use of email is growing, although its availability is most widespread in Kathmandu and Pokhara, where is is also cheap. Outside the main tourist areas, internet is not widely available and where it is, it does cost a lot more.
See also: International Telephone Calls
There are two main mobile operators in Nepal. Government run NTC (Nepal Telecom Company), and private Ncell (previously called Spice Mobile and Mero Mobile). Both operators allow tourists to buy SIM cards for about 200NRs in Kathmandu and most major towns.
Nepal Post is the Postal Service Department of the Nepali Ministry of Information and Communications and the national post office of Nepal. Services are terribly slow, especially to international destinations. Post offices are generally open Sunday to Thursday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and on Friday until 3:00pm, although some offices keep longer hours. For packages, it is recommend to use international courier services like DHL, TNT or UPS.
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