Hetauda is a sub-metropolitan city in the Makwanpur District of Narayani Zone of southern Nepal. It is the administrative headquarters of the Makwanpur District, the headquarters of Nepal's Central Development Region, the interim state capital of Province No. 3. It is one of the largest cities of Nepal. At the time of the 2015 Nepal census, it had a population of 153,875 people. Hetauda sub-metropolitan city is situated in the confluence of the two prominent national highways viz. Tribhuvan highway and Mahendra highway, it was declared a municipality in 1969 A. D, but development was sluggish. Momentum increased when the city became headquarters of the Makwanpur district in 1982A. D, it is now striving to be the regional headquarters of the central development region. It is regarded as a "Green city". Hetauda city is located at a distance of 76 km from the capital city, via the fast track, at a distance of 132 km via Daman Tribhuvan Highway and 224 km via Narayangadh. Another Kanti Lokpath highway will be built within May 2018, it will take only 2 hours to travel from Hetauda to Kathmandu.
First tunneling road is being constructed, believed to shorten the distance between Hetauda-Kathmandu. It is expected that traveling time from Kathmandu to Hetauda via tunnel road will be just 57 min and 13 sec only. Lying in the central development region of the nation, it is properly situated at the central of the Makwanpur district, it lies in the 27°25' N latitude and 85°02' E longitude and is situated at a level of 300-390m above the sea level. The total area of the city is 261 km2 where around 254 km2. is land and the remaining 7 km2 consists of water. Boundary: East: Chhatiwan V. D. C West: Manahari and Sarikhet V. D. C North: Naamtaar and Makwanpurgadhi V. D. C South: Bara and Parsa District, the city is surrounded by three rivers—the Rapti to the west, the Samari to the north, the Karra to the south—and is part of an important industrial regions; the settlement developed because of its location along the Tribhuvan Highway, was linked to another major national thoroughfare: the Mahendra Highway known as the East-West Highway.
According to 2018 census, Hetauda has the total population of 84,775. It was awarded as the cleanest city of Nepal in the year 2016 and 2017. Apart from natural environment, there are a number of monuments and historical sites to visit in this city like Makawanpur Gadhi and Pathivara Devi Temple; the city is situated in a unique geographical structure called Doon, giving it a valley-like geography. It is surrounded by mountains, with the Mahabharata Range to the north and the Sivalik Hills to the south; the rivers Rapti and Karra run through the city and flow southwest to meet the Narayani, one of the bigger rivers of Nepal. The sal tree is common in and around the city. On the banks of the Rapti and Karra rivers, the Indian rosewood can be found interspersed with sal and other tropical species; the ashoka tree is part of the city's greenery. Community groups work to preserve the area's natural resources. Several government bodies—including District Forest Office Makwanpur, District Soil Conservation Office Makwanpur and District Plant Resources Office Makwanpur, under the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation—are headquartered in Hetauda.
Some international non-governmental organizations support the sustainable development of forest resources in the area. The Hetauda Industrial District is one of the biggest industrial districts in Nepal, housing large, medium-scale, cottage industry. Three of the major national paint factories are situated in HID, including Asian Paints and Yeti Paints; because of political events in the past decade, however, HID has been shrinking as industries either move to other countries or shut down. The city is a working-class residential town, therefore a sizable portion of the population is employed by industry or government. Trucking, since most goods bound for Kathmandu pass through Hetauda, individual entrepreneurship are other means of livelihood. Passenger service to Kathmandu using Indian Tata Sumo SUVs has taken hold. One of the most popular attractions of Hetauda is Martyr Memorial Park, or Sahid Smarak, completed in 1994; the park honors Nepalese martyrs, from those who lost their lives in the British colonial wars to those who overthrew the autocratic Panchayat system in 1989.
A series of sculptures of these martyrs sit on a large boulder. The park is popular as a picnic spot and as an escape from busy city life, it has a swimming pool and a zoo that houses some endangered and some common wild animals, from monkeys to leopards. Another major site is Makwanpur Gadhi in the east of the city, a fort of historical importance dating back to the unification of Nepal. King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who led the unification process, was married to the princess of Makwanpur, whose father was a king of the Sen dynasty that ruled the region. Historians say that this marriage was a political strategy by the king, who saw that an alliance with Makwanpur could encircle Kathmandu Valley. Other nearby tourist attractions are: Chisapani Gadhi View Tower Pathivara Temple Palung Valley Daman Simbhanjyang Manakamana Temple Banaskhandi Temple Gumba Danda Kusmanda Sarowar Triveni Dham Bhutandevi Mandir Hetauda is an hour's drive from the Nepalese border city of Birgunj, adjacent to Raxaul, India.
The Kamala River originates from Nepal and flows through Indian state of Bihar. The Kamala originates from Churia Range near Maithan, near Sindhuliagarhi in Sindhuli District of Nepal at an elevation of 1,200 metres, it flows in a southerly direction crossing Kamala Khoj area and after passing through a gorge above Chauphat it flows into the terai area of Nepal at Chisapani. The Kamala forms the border between Dhanusa districts in the terai. During the monsoon the river thus causes devastating river bank erosion. Tao River and Baijnath Khola River merges with Kamala at MainiIt enters Indian territory in Madhubani district in Bihar, 3.5 kilometres upstream of Jainagar. A barrage known as Kamala barrage has been constructed by the State Government near Jainagar, it joins the river Kareh at Badlaghat in Khagaria district and the combined stream flows into the Koshi nearby. While one of its branches leads to the Bagmati another leads to the Kosi. In the lower reaches it follows the course of the Balan and is therefore known as Kamala-Balan.
The main tributaries of the Kamala River are the Tao, Baijnath Khola, Dhauri, Balan and Chadaha. The total length of the Kamala is 328 kilometres of which 208 kilometres is in Nepal and the remaining 120 kilometres is in India; the river drains a total catchment area of 7,232 square kilometres out of which 4,488 square kilometres lies in Bihar in India and the rest 2,744 square kilometres in Nepal. Average annual rainfall is 1,260 millimetres. Cropped area in Bihar is 2,744 square kilometres. Population of the Kamala basin in Bihar is 3.9 million. The extent of flood impact can be gauged from the fact that about one million people were affected by floods in the Kamala and other rivers in the region in 2003. While 16.5 per cent of the total flood affected area in India is in Bihar, 57 per cent of India’s flood affected population live in Bihar, out of which 76 per cent are in northern Bihar. About 68,800 square kilometres out of total area of 94,160 square kilometres or about 73.06 percent of the total area of Bihar is flood affected.
Over 70 per cent of the population of North Bihar lives under recurring threat of floods. The plains of Bihar, adjoining Nepal, are drained by a number of rivers that have their catchments in the steep and geologically nascent Himalayas; the Kosi, the Gandak, the Burhi Gandak, the Bagmati, the Kamala Balan and the Adhwara group of rivers originate in Nepal, carry high discharge and high sediment load and drop it down in the plains of Bihar. Bihar witnessed high magnitudes of flood in 1978, 1987, 1998, 2004 and 2007; the flood of 2004 demonstrated the severity of flood problem when a vast area of 23,490 square kilometres was badly affected by the floods of Bagmati and the Adhwara groups of rivers causing loss of about 800 human lives. Three dams have been proposed as solutions to north Bihar’s flood problems. Among the three one is across the Kamala at Chisapani, but a report claims that there is no flood cushion in the proposed Chisapani reservoir.. External link: Glimpses of the flood in Northern Bihar in 2007 The Kamala Multipurpose Project would involve the construction of storage dam on the Kamala River in the districts of Dhanusa and Siraha in Nepal.
The project would provide year-round irrigation facilities and generate hydropower with an installed capacity of 30 MW. This scheme forms part of the Sunkosi Storage-cum-Diversion Scheme which involves diverting water from the Sunkosi River to the Kamala River to augment lean season flow. However, there is a cause for worry. North Bihar is an earthquake prone area. In 1998, earthquake zone was Darbhanga, only 60 kilometres from the borders of Nepal where big dams are being proposed. In 1988, Kamala River embankment in Madhubani district breached due to earthquake cracks
Bharatpur is a city in southern central Nepal with a population of 280,502. It is the fourth largest city in Nepal and the district headquarters of the Chitwan District, as well as a separate metropolitan authority. Bharatpur is one of the fastest-growing cities in Nepal, it lies on the southern bank of the Narayani River and serves as a commercial center of the Chitwan district and the central region of Nepal. Most of the shopping area lies in the district of Narayangadh, while government offices and colleges are situated in other parts of the city, including Nepal's premier cancer hospital, B. P Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital. In March 2017, Bharatpur was declared a metropolitan city after Narayani Municipality, Chitrawan Municipality and Kabilas Village were merged into it; the economy of Bharatpur is traditionally based on agriculture. The city holds a small-scale processing industry that processes the food surpluses of the Chitwan district, their products are sold to major cities of Nepal and Pokhara.
The poultry industry is expanding in the municipality, producing a significant amount of poultry products for the country, is one of the main employment sources in the Chitwan District. Other products from the city include honey and flowers. A significant part of its economy is derived from health services. Bishazari Tal, meaning "twenty thousand lakes", is in south Bharatpur; the lake houses many crocodiles. Bishazari Tal lies near Chitwan National Park and 5 km south of the city center, Chaubiskothi, of Bharatpur. Pandeyghumti is the nearest chok from the lake. Nearby, Chitwan National Park चितवन राष्ट्रिय निकुञ्ज is home to one-horned rhinos, Royal Bengal tigers, crocodiles and many other wild animals, it is the third largest tourist destination in Nepal after Pokhara. The park has been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1983; the Narayani River flows north to south in the south of Bharatpur. It is one of the largest rivers in Nepal; the Narayani Bridge over this river connects Chitwan District with Nawalpur District of Nepal.
Small islands, like Nagarban in Narayani river, in it are popular picnic spots. The Rapti River flows east to southwest in the south of Bharatpur and meets the northern border of the Chitwan National Park. Devghat: Devghat is one of the holiest places for Hindus and is located in ward no. 1 on the banks of the Narayani River and the Kali River Junction. Various caves and temples of Hindu deities are located here. Devghat holds a significant natural attraction because of the two main holy rivers. Tinkhole Monastery: This Lamasery was made by Buddhists as a symbol of peace, its interior design reflects their interpretation of the meaning of life. Ganeshthan Temple is the most famous Hindu temple in Bharatpur; this temple is believed to be constructed by Muni Makunda Sen, King of Palpa in the 15th century, but the modern temple was constructed in 1952 in the period of King Mahendra. This temple is located in Baseni, ward no. 11. Every Tuesday, people from different parts of the city worship Ganesha here.
Bageshwari Temple: Another ancient temple, located in ward no. 2, is believed to have been built before Muni Makunda Sen and was renovated by yogi Narahari Nath. It is located in the Devghat area development district, but the area of Bageshwari temple is being used by Bharatpur Medical College. Harihar Temple: Harihar is another name of the Hindu deity Vishnu; this temple is on the banks of Narayani river. Mahakaleshwar Shiva Mandir: The Mahakaleshwar Shiva Mandir Temple is the only temple of Shiva around this locality; this temple is made with many antiques. Along with the building itself, the temple altogether has 108 lingam, Havan Kunda, Hanuman statues, Satsang halls and Ganesha temples. Gauri Kund can be seen in the temple periphery. Kalika Temple: Kalika is one of the most important Hindu goddesses; this temple is in the Bharatpur heights. It is more constructed than the others, being built around 1992. Jakhadi Mai Temple: The Jakhadi Mai Temple is on the eastern corner of the jungle in ward no. 11 and was constructed in 1982 by the locals.
Durga Temple: The Durga Temple was built by the police force within the compound of Bharatpur's Police Academy in 1992. Pashupatinath Temple: The Pashupatinath Temple is on the banks of the Narayani river with scenic views of Narayani and the northern Jungle of Devghat Region, it has facilities for other religious purposes. Rameshwar Temple: This Mahadev temple was built in 1994, it is the busiest temple in the city and serves people through a health post. Children Fun Park: Located on the Torikhet village, the Children Fun Park has a swimming pool, it is 1 km away from Madi highway. Upardanghari Fort: Located in the old headquarters of Chitwan district, it is believed to built by Satrubhanjan Shah, son of the prince Bahadur Shah, to defend newly founded kingdom in the seventeenth century. Kasrra Durbar is an old palace built by Rana Regime inside the Chitwan National Park. Now, it hosts a museum. Diyalo Bangala Palace: This was the spring season palace used by the Shaha Dynasty of Nepal; the Diyalo Bangala Palace was built by King Mahendra to rest during the winter season.
It is located on the banks of Narayani river in ward no. 2. DAO Building Bharatpur: This long, old building was built in the period of shifting the headquarters from Upardanghadhi, it is now used as an office of the chief district officer. Bharatpur Covered hall: This is a hall in the guesthouse of Bharat
The Mahananda River is a trans-boundary river that flows through the Indian states of West Bengal and Bihar, Bangladesh. The Mahananda originates in the Himalayas: Paglajhora Falls on Mahaldiram Hill near Chimli, east of Kurseong in Darjeeling district at an elevation of 2,100 metres, it descends to the plains near Siliguri. It touches Jalpaiguri district, it enters Bangladesh near Tentulia in Panchagarh District, flows for 3 kilometres after Tentulia and returns to India. After flowing through Uttar Dinajpur district in West Bengal and Kishanganj and Katihar districts in Bihar, it enters Malda district in West Bengal; the Mahananda divides the district into two regions — the eastern region, consisting of old alluvial and infertile soil is known as Barind, the western region, further subdivided by the river Kalindri into two areas, the northern area is known as "Tal". It is vulnerable to inundation during rainy season, it joins the Ganges at Godagiri in Nawabganj district in Bangladesh. The total length of the Mahananda is 360 kilometres, out of which 324 kilometres are in India and 36 kilometres are in Bangladesh.
The total drainage area of the Mahananda is 20,600 square kilometres out of which 11,530 square kilometres are in India. The main tributaries of the Mahananda are Balason, Mechi and River Kalindri. At the East of the confluence of the Kalindri and the Mahananda lies the Old Malda town. In the Siliguri area it has three tributaries called the Trinai and the pair of Chokor and Dauk taken as a single tributary; the Kosi, which flows through the northeastern Bihar and joins the Ganges at a point much higher up than Rajmahal ran eastward and fell into the Brahmaputra. The channel of the Kosi, must have been shifting toward the west, right across the whole breadth of North Bengal. There was a time when the Kosi and the Mahananda joined the Karatoya and formed a sort of ethnic boundary between people living south of it and the Kochs and Kiratas living north of the river. Sultana Nasrin Baby, "Mahananda River", in Sirajul Islam.
Asian Highway 2 is a road in the Asian Highway Network running 13,107 kilometres from Denpasar, Indonesia to Merak and Singapore to Khosravi, Iran. The route is as follows: Denpasar — Surabaya — Surakarta — Semarang — Cikampek — Jakarta — Merak Toll road system of Indonesia parts of AH2: Bali Mandara Toll Road Trans-Java Toll Road, consist of: Jakarta–Tangerang Toll Road Tangerang–Merak Toll Road Jakarta–Cikampek Toll Road Cikopo–Palimanan Toll Road Palimanan–Kanci Toll Road Kanci–Pejagan Toll Road Pejagan–Pemalang Toll Road Pemalang–Batang Toll Road Batang–Semarang Toll Road Semarang City Toll Road Semarang–Solo Toll Road Solo–Kertosono Toll Road Kertosono–Mojokerto Toll Road Surabaya–Mojokerto Toll Road Surabaya–Gempol Toll Road Gempol–Pasuruan Toll Road Pasuruan–Probolinggo Toll Road Probolinggo–Situbondo Toll Road Situbondo–Banyuwangi Toll Road Trans-Java Toll Road complements, consist of: Cipularang Toll Road Padaleunyi Toll Road Cileunyi–Dawuan Toll Road Solo–Yogyakarta Toll Road Kanci–Purwokerto-Cilacap Toll RoadBridges parts of AH2: Suramadu Bridge Bali Strait Bridge Sunda Strait Bridge Pan Island Expressway: Changi Airport - BKE Bukit Timah Expressway: PIE - Woodlands Johor–Singapore Causeway NSE: Bukit Kayu Hitam — Alor Setar — Sungai Petani — Butterworth — Taiping — Ipoh — Tapah — Tanjung Malim — Rawang — Bukit Lanjan NKVE: Bukit Lanjan — Kota Damansara — Damansara — Subang — Shah Alam ELITE: Shah Alam — USJ — Putra Heights — Bandar Saujana Putra — Kuala Lumpur International Airport — Nilai NSE: Nilai — Seremban — Malacca — Muar — Batu Pahat — Kulai —Johor Bahru EDL: Pandan — Bakar Batu — Johor Bahru — Sultan Iskandar Building — Woodlands Route 4: Sa Dao — Hat Yai — Phatthalung, Chumphon — Pran Buri, Cha-am — Nakhon Chai Si Route 41: Phatthalung — Chumphon Route 37: Pran Buri — Cha-am Route 338: Nakhon Chai Si — Bangkok Outer Ring Road Route 9: Bangkok Outer Ring Road — Bang Pa-in Route 32: Bang Pa-in — Nakhon Sawan Route 1: Nakhon Sawan — Tak — Chiang Rai — Mae Sai National Highway 4: Tachilek — Kengtung — Meiktila Yangon–Mandalay Expressway: Meiktila - Mandalay National Highway 7: Mandalay — Tamu NH 102: Moreh - Imphal NH 2: Imphal - Kohima NH 29: Kohima - Dimapur - Nagaon - Doboka - Jorabat NH 27: Doboka - Jorabat NH 6: Jorabat - Shillong NH 206: Shillong - Dawki N2 N2: Tamabil — Sylhet — Kanchpur — Dhaka N3 N3: Dhaka — Joydebpur N4 N4: Joydebpur — Tangail — Elenga Elenga — Hatikumrul N5 N5: Hatikumrul — Bogra — Rangpur — Banglabandha NH 27: Fulbari — Siliguri NH 327: Siliguri — Panitanki NH 327B: Panitanki - Mechi Bridge Mahendra Highway: Kakarbhitta — Pathlaiya — Hetauda — Narayangarh — Butwal — Kohalpur — Mahendranagar — Mahakali River Mahakali River - Banbasa — Khatima NH 9: Khatima - Sitarganj - Pantnagar - Rampur - Muradabad - Amroha ]] - Hapur - Delhi NH 44: Delhi - Sonipat- Kurukshetra - Ambala - Jalandhar NH 3: Jalandhar - Ludhiana - Phagwara - Amritsar - Attari Wagah — Lahore Lahore — Okara — Multan — Bahawalpur — Rahim Yar Khan — Rohri Rohri — Sukkar — Jacobabad — Sibi — Quetta Quetta — Dalbandin — Taftan:Mirjaveh — Zahedan — Kerman - Anar:Anar — Kashan — Qom:Qom — Salafchegan:Salafchegan — Saveh:Saveh — Hamadan:Hamadan — Kermanshah — Khosravi
Nepalgunj spelled Nepalganj, is a Sub-Metropolitan City in Banke District, Nepal. It lies on the Terai plains near the southern border with Bahraich district in India. Nepalgunj is 16 km south of Kohalpur. Former Village Development Committee: Udayapur, Piprahawa, Paraspur, Khaskarkado, Bashudevpur and Puraina were added to territory in order to make it Sub metropolitan city on 2071 Paush 28 and Puraini was added in list on 2072 Paush 21. Further, while restructuring of local levels nationwide, ward no. 23 was taken out to Janaki Rural Municipality and ward no. 7 of Hirminiya VDC was added to Nepalgunj. The Dhamboji neighborhood is the center of main business hub; the 24 km long Surkhet Road runs through the middle of the city. The 2011 census counted 73,779 inhabitants, with 20% growth since 2001. Nepali is spoken natively by Paharis as well as by people of other ethnicities as the national language and lingua franca; the mother tongue for the native inhabitants is still Awadhi, understood and spoken by the entire population of the district.
Nepalgunj has a diverse culture with people from different faiths living within mixed communities. Hinduism and Islam are two major religions in the city, with Hindus comprising the larger percentage of the population; the city has followers of other religions like Buddhism and Christianity. People of different ethnicity are known to have traditionally lived together, without any significant conflicts. However, recent conflict occurred in December 2006 between the Pahari people and the Madhesi people, following after the 2006 democracy movement in Nepal; the conflict resulted in the death of at least one person. Nepalgunj Airport is located 6 km north of the city centre; the airport was named Mahendra Airport after the late King Mahendra, but it is referred to as Ranjha Airport. It operated flights to Kathmandu and to airports in less developed western districts such as Dolpa, Jumla and Rukum. Nepalgunj has mini-bus services; the country's longest highway, Mahendra Highway, runs through the town of Kohalpur, 10 kilometers from Nepalgunj city center.
An Indian Railways line reaches Rupaidiha across the border. It involves train changes at Gonda and Nanpara. For travellers coming in from India it is possible to take an express train to Lucknow and from there a direct bus to Rupaidiha. Indian and Nepalese nationals may cross the border without restrictions. Nepalgunj has government-run schools. Mahendra Multiple Campus is the largest public higher-level institution in the district, is affiliated to Tribhuvan University; the following is a list of higher-level academic institutions in the city. ABC Residential Higher Secondary School Angels High School Adarsh Higher Secondary School Brightland Higher Secondary School Bheri Vidhya Mandir British English Boarding School City College of Management City Public High School College of Engineering and Management Dream Land Secondary School GVN Higher Secondary School Golden ABC High School Holy Land Higher Secondary School Jaya Bageshwori H. S. School Junior Cambridge Higher Secondary School Jaycees Bal Sansar E.
M. School Lotus English Medium School Mahendra Model Higher Secondary School Mahendra Multiple Campus Maithawa higher secondary school Modern Public Higher Secondary School Muntara Secondary School Shree Sharada Lower secondary school nepalgunj-10, Banke Nepalgunj Medical College Nepalgunj Multiple Campus Nepalgunj Technical College National Engineering College Pashupati Higher Secondary School Shree Buddha English Medium School Shree Shaileshwori Vidhya Niketan St. Thomas Higher Secondary School United Educational Academy West Zone E. M. Higher Secondary School Bheri English Medium High School Sun Beam Higher Secondary School Shanti Bidhya Niketan Dhumbojhi Higher Secondary School Gorkha School Nepalgunj Model Academy A post office is located at Charbahini Chok Telephone networks including telephone exchange systems. Mobile phone networks. Cable television physical networks including receiving stations and cable distribution networks. Internet Services Nepalgunj has a sub-tropical climate.
Temperatures sometimes exceed 40°C from April to June. During the rainy season—arriving in June and lasting into September—it is less hot but sometimes humid. Winter is pleasant while the sun is out, it sometimes is overcast. The highest temperature recorded in Nepalgunj was 45.0 °C on 16 June 1995, while the lowest temperature recorded was −0.3 °C on 9 January 2013. With the boost in the tourism industry after the change in political scenario of Nepal in the 1950s, the hotel and restaurant industries in Nepalgunj have experienced significant growth; the Sneha Hotel features in the atmospheric travel memoir A Glimpse of Eternal Snows by Jane Wilson-Howarth. Bageshwori Temple Banke National Park Manpur Mainapokhar is half an hour drive to travel Badhiya Lake Bardia National Park is an hour's drive west Karnali River is 90 minutes drive west Tharu villages in Deukhuri Valley to the west along the east-west highway Surkhet, an Inner Terai Valley north of Nepalgunj. Cricket and association football are the two most popular sports in Nepalgunj.
Most of the city's big sports tournaments are held in the city's football gymnasium. As of September 2011, an international cricket stadium is un
Bagdogra is a census town in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Bagdogra is a town in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, surrounded by tea gardens. Bagdogra is part of the Greater Siliguri Metropolitan Area. Bagdogra is well connected by air from four major cities of India - Delhi, Kolkata & Chennai. Bagdogra has a railway station. Bagdogra Airport is the only airport in North Bengal, now a Customs Airport. Bagdogra is located at 26.42°N 88.19°E / 26.42. It is 11 km away from Siliguri, second largest city of the West Bengal, it has two National Highways:- AH 2 and NH 31C. It has Aisan Highway, connected with Nepal and Bangladesh, it connects many town & city like Siliguri, Darjeeling, Gangtok Jalpaiguri, Birpara, Kharibari, Pankabari, Mirik. There are three mode of transport system: Airway and Roadway; the one airport, Bagdogra Airport, is located in about 16 km west of the city of Siliguri in the Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal, India. It is operated as a civil enclave at Air Force Station Bagdogra.
It is the gateway airport to the hill station towns of Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong and the state of Sikkim, sees thousands of tourists annually. Permits for Foreign tourists intending to journey to Sikkim are issued at this airport, and airport is a major stop in the region with flights connecting Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore and Guwahati. The airport has regular helicopter flights to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim; the central government of India conferred customs airport status to the airport in 2002 with limited international operations. Air traffic at Bagdogra crossed 1 million for the first time growing at 43.6% percent in 2014-15. This is one of the few airports in India with zero sales tax on aviation turbine fuel, it has a Railway Station under NFR Siliguri - Katihar Railway which connect many town:- Siliguri, Naxalbari, Aluabari, Katihar. It has two National Highways:- NH 31 and NH 31C, it has Aisan Highway, connected with Nepal and Bangladesh. It provides a gateway to the state of North - East India.
It connects to Jhumri, Koderma, Bihar Sharif, Bakhtiarpur, Begusarai, Dalkhola, Bagdogra, Malbazar, Alipurduar, Islampur, Bidhan Nagar, Khari Bari, Nepal etc