Welcome to Sunauli & the Nepal Border
Sunauli (Sonauli) is a dusty town that offers little more than a bus stop, a couple of simple hotels, a few shops and a busy border post. The border is open 24 hours and the crossing is straightforward, so most travellers carry on into Nepal without stopping here, pausing just long enough to get their passport stamped. Some move on to Lumbini via the nearby town of Bhairawa (officially named Siddharthanagar), while others get straight on a bus to Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Buses drop you just a few hundred metres from the Indian Immigration Office (and jeeps at its doorstep) – it's on the main road about 800m from the border post. Don't forget to stamp in or out of India here!