Frequently Asked Questions: Travelling to Nepal
An excellent idea. Kathmandu was once the center of the ancient trade route connecting Tibet to India. Thus Kathmandu is the natural gateway to Tibet and is the perfect place to start your journey to the ancient land.
Almost all the good travel agencies have some sort of package tour that would take you there. You can either fly to Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, or take the motorable road that takes you along the magnificient Nepalese countryside.
Again, because of "very friendly" relationship between Nepal and India, going to India from Nepal involves almost no hassle. Of course there are the usual travel precautions to be taken, but it is really very easy. Various airlines fly almost everyday from Kathmandu to various Indian cities like Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, and Patna. If you are taking a flight to visit India from Nepal, it's best to book your ticket well in advance as some of these flights can already be booked.
And if you're more an adventurous type, you could try going by road. Nepal is bordered by India in the east, west as well as the south but we have only six entry points along the border. Before you take the overland journey, be well prepared to face the long and time consuming stress-full journey as sometimes these journeys can be a bit too much for those not used to travelling by buses and trains in South Asian Countries.
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South Asia offers a very different experience from that of the rest of the world. Majority of South Asian Countries still have their ancient culture, tradition and religion left in them.
Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan are beautiful exotic destinations that you could choose to visit. Check out with your travel agent for more details on this.