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The Terai & Mahabharat Range


The Terai has a similar climate to the northern plains of India - hot as a furnace from May to October and drenched by monsoon rains from June to September. Try to visit in winter (November to February) when skies are clear and temperatures are moderate. The annual monsoon rains can severely affect transport in the region - dirt roads turn to mud, dry stream beds become raging torrents and roads and bridges are routinely washed away. Allow extra time for any long-distance journeys and be prepared to fly if necessary to get around these obstacles.