A visitor travelling by air can directly reach Dhangadhi, a hub city in the Far-West region of Nepal. There are daily flights from Kathmandu that take about 1h and 15min. Dhangadhi has excellent hotels and some of those offer online reservation service. There are several bus services that link the Far-West cities like Dhangadhi and Mahendranagar with Kathmandu. It takes nearly 14 to 16h from Kathmandu, the capital city, to reach these provincial towns.
Starting the journey from Kathmandu, on the way to the Far-West, visitors come across several places of interest: Chitwan National Park (approximately 3 hour – drive from Kathmandu), Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha (3 hour-drive from Chitwan National Park), and Bardia National Park (7 hour-drive from Lumbini). All the places offer excellent accommodations.
Visitors coming from India can enter the Far-West region from two border entry points, Dhangadhi and Gaddachowki, Mahendranagar. From Dheli it takes approximately 8h to reach the border entry point at Gaddachowki in Mahendranagar. The entry point at Gaddachowki is open 24 hours for vistors on foot or rickshaws, but for those in vehicles, it opens three times a day, from 6 am to 8 am, 12 am to 2 pm, and 6 pm to 8 pm. The Dhangadhi entry point is open from 5 am to 8 pm for all modes of tranportation. The main bus park in Delhi where you can board a bus for the Far-West is Inter State Bus Terminal ( ISBT) at AnandVihar. From Lucknow, you can board a bus at Kesharbagh Bus Station.