We got up at sparrows fart this morning so we could get to the border before it got crowded. It was a nice drive through the countryside and while I am excited to go to India (the main destination for this trip) I felt a little sad to be leaving Nepal.
The border between Nepal and India is rather amusing; it’s just like an ordinary street with a bit gateway… one side for Nepal, the other for India. There are a couple of immigration offices (basically little shacks on the side of the road) and the Indians/Nepalese can walk freely between the two countries. It’s a lot looser than any of the other border crossings I’ve done!
On arrival to India I was expecting to see a huge difference… more crowds, rubbish and pollution… but to be honest, I didn’t see much of a change at all. Perhaps there was noticeably more people… but other than that seems pretty similar to the parts of Nepal I visited.