So crossing the Border from India wasn't exactly my idea of fun, but it was an experience. First off we took a train to the last station in Inida; which happens to also have the longest platform in the world. On waiting for our bus there a crowd of Indian men stood round us and stared for a good twenty minutes while we waited; but that's what happens in non-touristy areas of India.
Then we took a bus to the border and the sweat started, this bus had no air conditioning and it was ok when we were going quite fast but not still. It was a beautiful ride, we stopped on the way for lunch and then made it towards the border. We passed hundereds and hundreds of trucks all of which were just waiting to go across the border and I can only assume it would take them days to actually get across.
We headed to the Indian Embassy to get stamped out, loaded all of our big bags on a rickshaw and headed off four our km walk across the border (which isn't as long as it sounds). The sweatstorm continued as we were walking in the heat of the day and then ew were in Nepal! And had to get out visas and fill in immigration papers, outside. My arm kept getting stuck to the papers and again, sweat storm. Not the most pleasant experience but an experience.
And then it was onto an air- conditioned (thank you v much) mini bus onto our hotel about 5 minutes from the border.
It's a little bit of a strange place, the surrounding area but I'm really glad I went. The more Buddhist monuments and temples I visited the more I felt connected to the Philosophy of Buddhism and the more I wanted to learn. I think that visiting places like this really helped me to improve as a person over the course of my trip.
So a short and sweet little hello to Nepal, and I have a video below which shows more the border crossing and travel side to this part of my trip.
And this trip was part of an India-Nepal trip with G Adventures which you can view and book for yourself here.
Thanks for reading!