Biratnagar

A major industrial city for Nepal, Biratnagar blends into Jogmani, the town on the Indian side of the border. This border is a transit point for raw materials and finished commodities traded across from India. This is also another entry point for visitors coming in over lands from India, and the border here has immigration offices that will process visitor visas.  Biratnagar is not a tourist town but a trading and industrial hub, but because it has an airport, it is the jump off point for flights into the more remote parts of Eastern Nepal.  People traveling to Dharan, the next large town north of here, or travelling to India,  can fly here and take over land transport to such destinations.

The only other airport further east from here is Bhadrapur.  Flights from Biratnagar usually go to and from Kathmandu, and it is also the hub for flights servicing remote area airstrips in east and Mid-east Nepal. 

Biratnagars other claim to fame is that it was home to some of the leading political figures of Nepal, namely, Bisheshwor Prasad Koirala, the first Prime Minister of Nepal, and Girja Prasad Koirala, Four times Prime minister of Nepal !