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India's major international airports are Mumbai (Bombay),
Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta) and Chennai (Madras); there are other international
airports at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore and Kochi. Delhi is the cheapest
place to buy air tickets in India, followed by Kolkata and Mumbai.
International flights to neighbouring countries can be very cheap, especially
between Kolkata and Dhaka (Bangladesh), Delhi and Karachi (Pakistan) and
Tiruchirappalli and Colombo (Sri Lanka). The departure tax on flights to
Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal is approximately 5.00, but to other
countries it's 10.00.
The most popular overland routes between India and Nepal are
Birganj-Raxaul Bazaar, Sunauli-Bhairawa and Kakarbhitta-Siliguri. If you're
heading from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Delhi or elsewhere in northwestern India,
then Sunauli is the most convenient entry point; to reach Kolkata or most of
eastern India, Birganj is the best place to cross the border; and to get to
Darjeeling, it's easiest to go via Kakarbhitta. It's fairly easy to travel
between Kolkata and Dhaka overland. The only border crossing currently open
between India and Pakistan is at Attari between Lahore and Amritsar. This and
all other border crossings are by road only.