Bhutan or Nepal , Bhutan or Nepal - as we were discussing our next travel plans ,pat came a really convincing & authoritative reply , "Nepal jaiye bhaiya ,bohat khoobsurat hai " (Go to Nepal bro,it's beautiful ) .It was Shiv Prasad , the cook at my Dad's place who happens to be from Nepal only. Believe it or not , we simply believed his words and straightaway booked our flights for Kathmandu .
Nepal is obviously not too far from India but the problem is that we Indians take this "Not too far" term way too seriously and so we get over casual as if Nepal is only about 100 meters or so away. Leave international , we even refuse to acknowledge it as a domestic destination which requires flight.You bat an eyelid and bang ,Nepal it is. Further I was of the view that since Indians don't need a Visa for Nepal so there will be no Immigration check while departing or arriving and hence we reached terminal T-3 Terminal,New Delhi barely 2 hours or so to go for the flight.We were really going easy till we got to know that there will be proper Immigration check for Nepal too and we had to stand in a really long que for the same.We panicked a little but then I recalled ,hey we are having a 5 year old kiddo with us, that too of our own. That's it,to hell with the ques .Like some Royalty , we straightway headed for special assistance counter and got our passports stamped within minutes.Kids I tell you are really useful,if not helpful, during international departures.
Oh sorry, the Title reads 'On the streets of Nepal' and here I am discussing nitty gritties of our ordinary airport experience. Hello Nepal, here we go :