Mahendranagar is connected to other parts of Nepal by East-West Highway. It will take you 2 hours to reach Dhangadhi by bus. There are daily buses going to hill destinations such as Dipayal, Baitadi, Dadeldura and Darchula.
Mahendranagar is the most western city of Far West Nepal, the border is crossing to India (5 km east of the Indian border). From the Indian side, Mahendranagar, is approximately a 7-hour-drive away from Delhi and only half-an-hour drive from the Dudhwa National Park of Uttar Pradesh in India. Entering Nepal in Mahendranagar, you are able to obtain your tourist visa for Nepal.
Being a gateway to Nepal, Mahendranagar offers interesting activities such as the possibility to visit the Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, unique Tharu Village experiences, as well as short hikes to the hills.