Brief introduction to Birgunj city:
Birgunj is situated about 3 KM from the Indian northern border Raxaul. It is
a main entry point to Nepal from India for routes such as Calcutta and Patna.
Majority of all the foreign goods shipped to Nepal by sea go through Calcutta-Haldia
Port to Raxaul to Birgunj then reach to main cities like
Kathmandu. Hence Birgunj is an important land entry point for goods to Nepal.
Apart from a few tourists who actually go to Birgunj to see the city, the
city is simply taken as a stop over place for travelers, businessmen and
pilgrims going to other destinations in Nepal. But spending a day or two at
Birgunj is recommended, and is worth it, to discover another taste of Terai of