Kathmandu Nepal Tour and Travel from India

19 January, 2024 By Dambar Khadka

Kathmandu Nepal Tour and Travel from India is not rugged as Nepal has an open border with India of 1850 kilometers. There are no travel restrictions for the citizens of India when traveling from India to Nepal. Nepal and India have shared a unique friendship relationship from the very beginning. Both of these countries are interdependent with each other.

Nepal is a beautiful country rich in natural and cultural resources. Nepal and India have an unshakeable relationship and brotherhood, and both countries share the same culture: Hinduism. Primarily, the Holy places of Nepal are attracted to and admired by many people in India.

Things needed to enter Nepal travel from India

Indian citizens are not required to apply for a Nepal Visa. Nepal is a free country for Indian citizens, unlike citizens in other countries.

However, citizens from India must bring Identity proof like Voter ID, Adhar Card, Indian Passport, or birth certificate (in case of minors) while traveling to Nepal from India.

Medium of Transportation

You can travel to Nepal from India using three different mediums of transportation: airplane, bus, and train to the border. You can choose the medium of transportation that suits your preference.
If you fly to Nepal from India, you will arrive directly at Nepal’s sole Tribhuvan International Airport. It is located in Kathmandu. A flight from India is also the easiest and fastest way to arrive in Nepal.

Traveling to Nepal using a bus or train is also possible, but you will have to take a train and bus or your own transport. Somehow, direct arrival to Kathmandu by train is impossible, even though buses are available from India to Nepal.

About Borders and Routes

Nepal shares five borders with India, including Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttara Khand.
Raxual (Bihar) and Sunauli (Uttar Pradesh) are the most popular and fastest border options if you travel by train because the train directly leads to Birgunj and Bhairahawa. Birgunj is known as the Gateway of Nepal. However, it would be best to take a bus to reach the capital city, Kathmandu or Pokhara, after arriving in Birgunj while traveling to Nepal from India.

You can take a direct flight of approximately 1 to 1.5 hours from the famous cities of India, including the capital cities of India, New Delhi, Kolkata, and Varanasi. An airway medium will be easier than another transportation medium while traveling from India to Nepal.

Places to Explore in Nepal including (Pilgrimage)

Nepal is rich in natural and cultural resources. There are hundreds of places to visit in Kathmandu. As Nepal and India share the same religion, along with tour destinations such as Pokhara, Nagarkot, and Chitwan National Park, you will also like to visit pilgrimage places such as Pashupatinath, Krishna Temple, Lumbini, and Muktinath Temple.

Pashupatinath Tour

Pashupatinath is one of the oldest and most popular Holy places of Hindus. It is located in Kathmandu near the Bagmati River. Pashupatinath is the Temple of Lord Shiva.

The uncertain establishment of Pashupatinath temple is one of the most amazing things about this temple. However, its existence has been recorded as early as 400 CE. This temple was classified as one of Nepal’s seven (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) in 1979 A.D.

Thousands of Hindu Pilgrims visit Pashupatinath temple every year. According to Hinduism, if the dead body is burned near the Pashupatinath temple, it goes to heaven through the river and is reborn as a human in the next life.

The Temple of Pashupatinath is made in Pagoda style with a bunk roof and a golden spire. There are four main gates to the entrance of Pashupatinath. Interestingly, the main Temple of Pashupatinath, where Shiva Ling has been kept, has four doors, all coated with silver sheets. The two-storied roof is made from copper and is covered with Gold. One of the most unique and attractive decorations of Pashupatinath is a giant golden statue of lord Shiva’s (vehicle) Animal, Nandi.

Krishna Temple (Patan) Tour

Krishna Temple is a temple of Lord Krishna located in Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Patan Durbar Square combines Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the beautiful artworks of both deities, which shows the cultural diversity of Nepal.

The Krishna Temple was a styled temple built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in the 17th Century. It follows the Indian Subcontinental Architectural style. However, the trait of the Newari Structure has also been observed.

Krishna Temple has 21 Gold Pinnacles, and Ramayana features carved into the wooden walls with terra-cotta ornamentation. The massive earthquake in Nepal damaged it in April 2015 A.D.; however, it was again restored in 2018. Krishna temple has three tiers. The first floor cherishes Lord Krishna, the Second Lord Shiva, and the third Lokeshwor (Statue of Buddha).

Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha)

Lumbini is where Lord Siddhartha Gautam (The Light of Asia) was born around 623 B.C. It is a Buddhist Pilgrimage site in the Rupandehi of Lumbini province in the mid-western part of Nepal. The whole province was named after Lumbini, which is popularly known as the birthplace of the great lord Gautam Buddha. Lumbini was included in the list of Heritage sites.

Lumbini contains collapsed ancient monasteries, a blessed holy tree, the Ashokan pillar, an ancient bathing pond, and the Mayadevi Temple. A beautiful and peaceful garden was believed to have existed before these monasteries and temples. It is also thought that the rise of Buddhist culture stemmed from the ruins of the ancient monasteries of Lumbini.

Lumbini is famous for its peaceful environment and the thousands of monks meditating daily. Hindus, Buddhists, and others worldwide go to Lumbini for meditation to obtain spiritual freedom and peace.

There are two medium routes to reach Lumbini: by flight and by road. You can book a direct flight from Kathmandu to Bhairahawa Airport, a domestic airport established in the name of Lord Buddha. A flight of approximately 35/ 45 minutes from Kathmandu to Lumbini is the easiest and quickest way. Otherwise, you can take a private jeep or a public bus for about 8 to 9 hours.

Muktinath Temple (From 19th Century)

Muktinath Temple is located in Muktinath Valley at the foot of Thorong La Mountain Pass in Mustang. It is 3762 meters (12,171 feet) above sea level. Muktinath Temple is a holy place for both Hindu and Buddhist religions and is one of the highest temples in the World.

According to Hinduism, Muktinath temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams (Trimurti) presences of all three Gods: Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. Besides this TTemple, other Divya Desams lie in India. That’s one of the reasons Indian tourists visit here in thousands of numbers. Hindus and Buddhists believe that Muktinath is the TTemplethat that breaks the cycle of birth and death and grants salvation to them. The oxygen level at Muktinath Temple is around 70 to 80 % of the sea level.

Muktinath Temple lies 188 km away from Kathmandu. You can take different routes to reach your destination from the heart of Kathmandu. The easiest and most comfortable method is traveling by flight. However, a direct flight to Muktinath is not available.

We have to catch a flight from Kathmandu to the Pokhara, which is approximately 20 minutes. Then, according to your preferences, you can travel by road using a private jeep or public bus to Jomsom. You must drive about 1 to 1.5 hours to Ranipauwa and walk for 20 minutes to reach the Temple of Trimurti.
Otherwise, you can fly from Pokhara to Jomsom, approximately 20 minutes away. Then, it would be best if you drove by Jeep or bus to get to Ranipauwa. You need to walk 20 minutes from Ranipauwa to reach the main Temple.

Boundless Adventure provides a Muktinath Helicopter tour from Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Helicopter Tour to Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple is at the Annapurna Conservation. We provide the Muktinath Helicopter Tour, which allows Indian citizens to manage their busy schedules and senior citizens to pray at the temple.
A helicopter tour to Muktinath from Kathmandu takes only 1 hour. During the helicopter tour, a private jeep will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the Helipad. After that, the helicopter will land directly at Muktinath’s nearest Helipad.

During your helicopter ride from Kathmandu, you will see stunning views of the mountains from above, including Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, and Annapurna Himalayan Range.
After landing at the Helipad, 2 km from Muktinath Temple, you will have time to explore the whole temple. We will return to Kathmandu.

Muktinath Tour by Jeep

We also provide a Jeep tour if you want to travel to Muktinath via Jeep.
During the Jeep tour to Muktinath from Kathmandu, we must take several routes, including those to Pokhara, Jomsom, Jharkot, and Marpha. Traveling to Muktinath from Kathmandu in a single day is not possible.

Firstly, we must reach Pokhara and stay overnight at one of the hotels. From Kathmandu to Pokhara by Jeep takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. During your jeep tour, you will also enjoy the beauty of Pokhara.

Jomsom Muktinath Road is a countryside road that includes muddy and landslide sections. Mostly, 4-wheeler vehicles are suitable for the journey to Muktinath Temple. Along with your trip, you will also get to see the natural beauty of Nepal.

After reaching Muktinath Temple, you must walk for 20 minutes to reach the main Temple, and you will have plenty of time to explore the holy place of Trimurti. As per Hindu belief, you can also take a cold shower of holy water from 108 water spouts to remove your sins.

After exploring and worshipping in the Temple, we will return to Kathmandu again using the same routes as Marpha, Jomsom, and Pokhara.

According to Hinduism and Buddhism, pilgrims believe you must visit Muktinath Temple once in a lifetime.

However, Muktinath temple is located at 3800 meters above the sea level. Here are other helicopter options from Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Pokhara

Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is located 200 kilometers away from the western Kathmandu Valley. We can travel to Pokhara using two methods: flight and driving. A flight to Pokhara only takes 20 to 25 minutes, while it takes approximately 6 to 8 hours on the road.

Pokhara has fabulous landscapes surrounded by hills and famous landmarks. It is also known as the gateway and endpoint of the popular trait of the Annapurna Himalayas, Annapurna Circuit. Pokhara has a mesmerizing view of Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri range.

Fewa Lake

Pokhara is famous for Fewa Lake, which is the second-largest lake in Nepal and the largest in Gandaki province. Fewa Lake is located at an Altitude of 742 meters (2434 ft.), covering an area of 5.7 km sq. It lies in the southern part of Pokhara.

One of the most amazing things about this lake is Tal Barahi Temple, situated in the middle of the island. You can easily visit it by boat.

Fewa Lake is also well-known for the spectacular shadow of Mt. Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface.

World Peace Stupa (Shanti Stupa shrine)

World Peace stupa symbolizing peace was built on 12 September 1973 A.D. in Pokhara. It is situated at a height of 1100 meters from sea level. It takes about 45 minutes from Lakeside by vehicle. You may travel by car, van, or bus to the parking lot, but you must climb some stairs to get to the Stupa.

There are other options for going to the Stupa. Hiking from the Pokhara dam side for two hours along a trail to the forest and then going down to Fewa Lake along the Stupa walkaway will take us to the Shanti stupa.
We can see stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain Range early in the morning from there.

Gupteshwar Temple

Gupteshwar Mahadev is located in the Gupteshwar cave, Nepal’s oldest cave. Generally, the meaning of Gupteshwar is (God in Hiding).

You have to descend 200 stairs to glimpse Shiva’s Linga of Gupteshwar. Stairs are made of stone and will be slightly slippery and dark. So, one should be careful while walking above the stone stairs.

The waterfall inside the Gupteshwar Temple and the Gupteshwar cave comes from Lake Fewa.

David’s Fall

David’s Fall is located in Kaski District at Pokhara. David’s Fall is also known as Patale Chhango. The natural phenomenon of David’s Fall differs from any other Waterfall. It marks the point where the Pardi Khola streams disappear underground without leaving any clue of its existence.

This waterfall is named after a Swiss man swept away by a fall in 1961 A.D. The source of David’s fall waterfall is Fewa Lake.

David’s Fall is located precisely opposite the Gupteshwar Temple. You can visit David’s Fall and Gupteshwar Temple on a single ride.

Bindhyabasini Temple

Bindhyabasini Temple is situated in Miruwa, Pokhara, about 3000 feet above sea level. It is the oldest Temple in Pokhara and is devoted to Hindus.

It is believed that King Khadag Bum Malla built the Bindhyabasini Temple in 1842 B.S. after Goddess Durga appeared in his dream and ordered him to make a statue of her. It is said that Goddess Durga protects Pokhara from harm. Many pilgrims from Nepal and India and tourists from other countries visit Bindyabasini in considerable numbers today.

You can enjoy the scenery of beautiful Mountain Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre from the Temple.

Sarangkot

Sarangkot is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Pokhara, Nepal. The village lies at 1600 meters above sea level and is mainly famous for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayan range.

Every day, you can see the clear and panoramic scenery of the breathtaking mountains, including the Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, and Manaslu.

Sarangkot is self-dependent as it does not depend on any other village to fulfill its basic needs and wants. It has its own water supply, food production, and electricity. However, the people of Sarangkot also rely on tourism and agriculture.

You can get to Sarangkot by booking a cab, Jeep, or cable car. If travelers want to enjoy the early sunrise view without difficulties, having a car/van with them is better. The driver will pick you up from the hotel and drive to Sarangkot. Similarly, another option is to descend to Pokhara by Cable Car from Sarangkot.

Activities in Pokhara

Pokhara is also renowned for its adventurous activities, including rafting, boating, Paragliding, and Ultra-Light. PParaglidingand Ultra-Light attract thousands of visitors every day.

Paragliding and Ultra-Light

Paragliding and Ultra-Light are some of the most thrilling adventure spots adventurous people have adored.

Pokhara is considered one of the best destinations for paragliding and Ultra-Light. MaParaglidingrom from different countries come to Pokhara, Nepal, to participate in these adventurous activities.
Paragliding and Ultra-Light allow you to experience the beauty of the Himalayan range of Nepal, including the beautiful scenarios of the Pokhara site, flying birds, and the stunning green forests from above.

You will fly in the sky for approximately 30 to 40 minutes while paragliding, while Ultra-Light is for about 20 to 90 minutes.

If Indian citizens want to travel to these places in Pokhara, our Boundless Adventure provides different packages of a Pokhara Tour at reasonable prices. Please visit our website for further information about the tour.

Nagarkot Tour

Nagarkot Tour is a beautiful place 30 km east of the Kathmandu Valley. It is elevated at an altitude of 2175 meters above sea level. Nagarkot is famous for the stunning sunrise and sunset views of the Nepal Himalayas Ranges, including the World’s Highest Mountain, Mt. Everest, and other peaks of eastern Nepal.

You can hire a private car, Jeep, or Van from Kathmandu, but if you are traveling in a group, you can take the bus to Nagarkot, as the road is exceedingly safe and secure.

Everest Helicopter Tour

Everest Region is in the Northeastern part of Nepal. It lies under Koshi Province in Solukhumbu district and is known as Khumbu. This region is famous for its flora, fauna, and beautiful Himalayan scenery. However, enjoying a helicopter tour of Mount Everest is another trip.

The World’s Highest Mountain, Mt. Everest (8848.86 m), is located in this region. The Himalayas, including Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse, are also included in the list of the world’s 10 highest mountains.

Rare mammal species, including Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Snow leopards, black bears, Langur monkeys, and Himalayan wolves, are found in this region. Birds like the Himalayan Griffon, Snow pigeon, and bar-headed goose are also found in the Everest region.

Everest Region is famous, as many people prefer it for Trekking and tours, as Mt. Everest lies in this region. Plenty of trekking is done in this region every year during the best seasons. The Everest helicopter tour is one of the most popular tours to Everest Base Camp for people bound by time. The Helicopter Tour provides a breathtaking view of the mountains from above, along with the glaciers, icefalls, and villages of Lukla.

Our Boundless Adventure provides different Helicopter packages, including the Everest Helicopter Tour, with complete safety at reasonable prices. Citizens of India can visit our page for more inquiries.

Chitwan National Park Jungle Safari

Chitwan is located in the southwestern corner of Bagmati Province. Bharatpur is the district’s administrative capital, known for its dense forests.

Chitwan National Park is Nepal’s first National Park. It was established in 1973 A.D. and covers an area of 932 sq. km. It has spread over four districts: Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Parsa, and Makwanpur.

The National Park of Chitwan is famous for its Flora and Fauna. It is home to 50 species of mammals, including the Bengal Tiger, Sloth Bears, Asian Elephants, and Single-horned Rhinos; over 525 birds, including the Bengal Florian Red-Headed Vulture; and 55 amphibians and reptiles, including crocodiles and Snakes.

Our package includes a Jungle Safari Tour. We will explore Chitwan Park via Jeep and observe the wildlife. From Kathmandu, a direct flight to Bharatpur, approximately 22 to 25 minutes, can be taken to Chitwan. Otherwise, traveling by road via private Jeep or public bus is also possible.

Your Supportive Company’s Boundless Adventure

Boundless Adventure is a recognized tour and trekking company in Thamel, Paknajol Kathmandu. We have been providing our tours and trekking services since 1992 A.D.
Boundless Adventure has provided tours and trekkings for thousands of International travelers since 1992 without any single complaint. Each traveler has shown satisfaction throughout their tour and trekking journey from Boundless Adventure. We provide outbound tours and trekking to Bhutan and Tibet, not only in Nepal.

Last, Boundless ATrekking kindly requests Indian citizens to visit our site for more inquiries. We ensure you provide the best services during your tours and trekking journey to different places in Nepal. Our hospitality will overwhelm you during your trip from India to Nepal.

Note: You can easily find out the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. Nepal, for your important document.

Dambar Khadka

Dambar Khadka, a passionate adventurer and the founder of Boundless Adventure Nepal, has spent his entire life writing about nature and Nepal's developing tourism business. Dambar's passion with nature and its different cultures began as a child in Nepal's stunning landscapes. He began writing following successful treks and expeditions across Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Dambar Khadka created Boundless Adventure Nepal in 1992 to share the majesty of the Nepal Himalayas with the rest of the planet. As an explorer and writer, he is committed to responsible tourism and cultural connection, allowing readers and adventurers to immerse themselves in Nepal's enchantment through his works.

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