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Introducing Kakarbhitta

Kakarbhitta (Kakarvitta) is the easternmost crossing between India and Nepal, and is just a few hours’ drive from Siliguri and Darjeeling in West Bengal and Gangtok in Sikkim. Like Nepal’s other border towns, Kakarbhitta is hot, dusty and stressful, and there isn’t any great reason to linger here other than to break up your journey. However, 10 minutes’ walk south (or a Rs 30 rickshaw ride) is the Satighata tea plantation, which can be a nice way to spend time here, and is a taste of things to come on the Darjeeling side of the border.