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Traveling constantly to regular tourist hotspots can be quite boring after a time. Sometimes it can be more satisfying in many ways to visit the less traveled places of the world, one of which is Birgunj. Located near the borders of Nepal and India, it is often times used as an entry point from the former to the latter. Not a lot of travelers stay long in this part of Nepal since it is usually considered as a mere stopover when traveling to other places within the area. However, one can easily find what it means to become a true traveler when staying a few days in Birgunj.
One of the easiest ways to get to this area is to book cheap flights to Birgunj via Kathmandu. Traveling by air from Kathmandu to the airport at Simara will only take about twenty minutes. But, if travelers would like to save on travel expenses, it is easy to find a variety of land transportation since Birgunj is well connected to other cities.
Once you have arrived from your cheap flights to Birgunj, it is advised not to waste time and immediately explore this oftentimes-bypassed municipality. When traveling to this part of Nepal, travelers should never expect to experience countless of shops, high-end boutiques and the normal touristy traps. It is important to truly experience the way of life of the locals, or the way of Terai.
There are several places where foreign tourists can get a taste of the local culture of this city. One can visit places such as the Goddess Gadi Mai Temple, a place which hold a grand fair every 5 years, the City Hall, Clock Tower, Ghadiharwa Temple, Durga Temple, Buddha Chaitya and the Shankar Acharya. Once you have had your fill of various sights and sounds, you can fill your stomachs with delicious local dishes from various street vendors. If you prefer a sit down dining experience, Birgunj offers a few restaurants which serve a variety of cuisines.
There are quite a few hotels in Birgunj. Some of these include the Hotel Pujan, the County Inn Hotel and the Hotel Suraj. Many of these hotels have basic accommodations but are very clean. Some of these even offer great services such as Wi-Fi access for those who cannot live without internet access.