Kathmandu Nepal Tour and Travel from India
Kathmandu Nepal Tour and Travel from India is not difficult as Nepal has an open border with India of 1850 kilometers. There are no travel restrictions for the citizens of India for traveling from India to Nepal. Nepal and India have shared a unique relationship of friendship from the very beginning. Both of these countries are interdependent with each other.
Nepal is a very beautiful country that is rich in natural and cultural resources. As Nepal and India have an unshakeable relationship and brotherhood, both countries also share the same culture, Hinduism. Primarily, the Holy places of Nepal are attracted to and admired by many people in India.
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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 other countries citizens.
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 as 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. Taking flight is also the easiest and fastest way to arrive in Nepal from India.
It is also available if you want to travel to Nepal using a bus or train, but you will have to take a train and bus or your own transport. Somehow, direct arrival to Kathmandu by train is not available even though Buses are available from India to Nepal.
About Borders and Routes
Nepal shares 5 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 popular 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 as well as cultural resources. There are hundreds of places to visit here in Kathmandu. As Nepal and India share the same religion, along with tour destinations including Pokhara, Nagarkot, and Chitwan National Park, you will also like to visit pilgrimage places including Pashupatinath, Krishna Temple, Lumbini, Muktinath Temple.
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 amazing and attractive decorations of Pashupatinath is a huge 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, one of the sites listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Patan Durbar Square combines both 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 the place where Lord Siddhartha Gautam (The light of Asia) was born at around 623 B.C. It is the 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. It is believed that there was a beautiful and charming peaceful garden before any of 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 via flight and 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 elevated at 3762 meters (12,171 feet) above the sea level. Muktinath Temple is the holy place of both religions, Hindu and Buddhist. It 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 Temple, 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 Temple 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, which is 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, where Indian citizens can manage their busy schedule and senior citizens 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 in Helipad which is 2 km far away from Muktinath Temple, you will get some time to explore the whole Muktinath Temple. Then again, we will return to Kathmandu.
Muktinath Tour by Jeep
If you are interested in traveling to Muktinath via Jeep, we also provide a Jeep tour.
During the Jeep tour to Muktinath from Kathmandu, we must take several routes from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Jomsom, Jharkot, and Marpha. Traveling to Muktinath from Kathmandu in a single day is not possible.
Firstly, we have to 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 get to enjoy the beauty of Pokhara as well.
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 journey, 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. You will get 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 again return to Kathmandu through the same routes as Marpha, Jomsom, and Pokhara.
According to Hinduism and Buddhism, pilgrims believe that 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 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. Taking 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.
Popular Sightseeing Destination in Pokhara
Pokhara is popular 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. It is situated in the middle of the island. You can easily visit Tal Barahi Temple by taking a 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 Parking, but you must climb some stairs to get to the Stupa.
There are other options for going to Stupa. Hiking from Pokhara dam side for two hours along a trail to the forest then, going down to the 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 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 up of stone and it 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 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 exactly opposite the Gupteshwar Temple. So, you can visit David’s Fall and Gupteshwar Temple on a single ride.
Bindhyabasini Temple is situated in Miruwa, Pokhara. It lies about 3000 feet above the sea level. It is the oldest Temple of Pokhara, which is devoted to Hindus.
It is believed that Bindhyabasini Temple was made by King Khadag Bum Malla as Goddess Durga appeared in his dream and ordered him to make a statue of her. It was built in 1842 B.S. It is said that Goddess Durga protects Pokhara from any kind of harm. Many pilgrims from Nepal and India, along with tourists from other countries, come across in considerable numbers to visit Bindyabasini in the present day.
You can enjoy the scenery of beautiful Mountain Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre from the Temple.
Sarangkot is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Pokhara, Nepal. The village lies at an elevation of 1600 meters above sea level. Sarangkot is mainly famous for the sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayan range.
You can see the clear and panoramic scenery of the breathtaking mountains, including the Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, and Manaslu every day.
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 vehicle via cab or Jeep and 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 the 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. Paragliding and Ultra-Light attract thousands of visitors in a 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 as well as for Ultra-Light. Many people from different countries come to Pokhara, Nepal, to be involved 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 are interested to travel these places of Pokhara then our Boundless Adventure provides different packages of Pokhara Tour at reasonable prices. You are kindly requested to visit our website for further information about the tour to Pokhara.
Some Popular Tour Packages in Nepal
Nagarkot Tour is a beautiful place situated 30 km east of the Kathmandu Valley. It is elevated at an altitude of 2175 meters above sea level. Nagarkot is popular 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 get the bus to reach Nagarkot as the road is exceedingly safe and secure.
Everest Helicopter Tour
Everest Region is the Northeastern part of Nepal. It lies under Koshi Province in Solukhumbu district. This region is also known as Khumbu. This region is famous for its flora, fauna, and beautiful Himalayan scenery. However, It is another Trip to enjoy by Helicopter tour to Mount Everest.
Mainly, the World’s Highest Mountain, Mt. Everest, is located in this region (8848.86 m) along with the Himalayas, which have been listed in the World’s 10 Highest Mountains list, including Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lhotse.
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 popular as many people prefer Everest Region for Trekking and tours as Mt. Everest lies in this region. Plenty of people visit 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 you with a breathtaking view of the mountains from above, along with the glaciers, icefall, 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 administrative capital of Chitwan district. Chitwan is known for its dense forest.
Chitwan National Park is Nepal’s first National Park. It was established in 1973 A.D., covering an area of 932 sq. km. It has spread over four districts Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Parsa, and Makwanpur.
The National Park of Chitwan is popular for its Flora and Fauna. 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 are found in Chitwan National Park.
Jungle Safari Tour is available in our package. We will explore Chitwan Park via Jeep and watch the wildlife of the Chitwan. A direct flight to Bharatpur, approximately 22 to 25 minutes, can be taken from Kathmandu to Chitwan. Otherwise, traveling by road via private Jeep or public bus is also possible according to your preferences.
Your Supportive Company’s Boundless Adventure
Boundless Adventure is one of the recognized tour and trekking companies located 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. Not only in Nepal but we also provide outbound tours and trekking to Bhutan and Tibet as well.
Last, Boundless Adventure 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 to Nepal from India.
Note: You can easily find out the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. Nepal for your important document.