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Traveling by Road

All visitors entering Nepal by land must use these designated entry points and may not enter from any other point:
(1) Kakkarvitta
(2) Birgunj
(3) Belhiya, Bhairahawa
(4) Nepalgunj
(5) Dhangadi and
(6) Mahendranagar in the Nepal-India border and
(7) Kodari in the Nepal-China border.

S.No.RouteApprox. Distance (border towns to major cities)Nearest Railways Station in India
1Siliguri- Kakkarvitta- Kathmandu620 kmNew Jalpaiguri (NJP)
2Jogbani-Biratnagar-Kathmandu550 kmJogbani
3Raxaul-Birgunj-Kathmandu280 kmRaxaul (RXL)
4Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Kathmandu280 kmGorakhpur (GKP)
5Rupaidiya-Jamuna (Nepalgunj)- Kathmandu520 kmRupaidiya / Nanpara
6Gauriphanta-Mohana (Dhangadi)-Kathmandu630 kmGauriphanta/ Paliya
7Banbasa-Gaddachauki (Mahendranagar)- Kathmandu715 kmBanbasa/ Tanakpur
8Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Palpa-Pokhara185 kmGorakhpur (GKP)
9Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Chitwan145 kmGorakhpur (GKP)
10Sunauli-Bhairahawa-Lumbini26 kmGorakhpur (GKP)

Please note that overland tourists entering Nepal with their vehicles must possess an international carnet or complete customs formalities.