Ramayana and Mahabharata are the two major Sanskrit Epics of Ancient India. Sita in Ramayana born in Janakpur and Kirata Kingdom in Mahabharata are well known to us all, which makes Nepal and India a historical link. Minister for Transport Management of Nepal, Raghubir Mahaseth, and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri jointly flagged off the bus service between Kathmandu and Siliguri. Kathmandu Siliguri Bus Service Opens on Monday, i.e. 26 August 2019. It’s the 10th bus service between Nepal and India. The Kathmandu-Kakarbhitta-Siliguri bus service will operate on a daily basis, according to the bus operators. India will operate buses on the route in the beginning.
Mr. Mahaseth said that the people of Nepal and India have historical links since the time of Ramayan and Mahabharat, which will be further strengthened through this bus service.
The direct bus service will not only benefit visitors of the two countries but will also help to expand trade links, he said.
Ambassador Puri said the Kathmandu-Siliguri route is an important land route between Nepal and India as it connects eastern Nepal with Siliguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal. This will further strengthen people-to-people links between the two countries, he added.
Minister for Transport Management of Nepal also mentioned that the Kathmandu-Gorakhpur direct bus service will also start in the near future. So no more need to change the buses from Panitanki-Kakarvita. The 44 seaters air-conditioned Delux bus will complete 650 KM journey between Kathmandu and Siliguri in approximately 18 hours. The bus will leave Kathmandu daily at 3 PM and reach Siliguri via the Kakarvita-Panitanki border the next day at around 9 AM. The bus fare is 2,000 Nepali Rupees and it is having free WiFi facility. Tickets would be available online. Online booking available in the following link.