Lonely Planet Writer

Nepal-India bus service resumes after 27 years

Bus services between Delhi and western Nepal have resumed after a hiatus of 27 years.

An Indian government bus.
An Indian government bus. Image by Hafiz Issadeen / CC BY 2.0

The bus from Delhi’s Anand Vihar bus station to the Nepal border town of Kanchanpur near Mahendranagar (Bhimdatta)  was cancelled in 1989 as part of the Indo-Nepal Trade and Transit Treaty, which forced Indian and Nepal bus companies to stop at the border to swap passengers. Despite ongoing diplomatic wrangles between India and Nepal over fuel deliveries, moves to normalise bus links between the two countries are moving apace. Read more: tribuneindia.com