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Indo-Nepal Border
Nepal-India Border Gate at Sonauli
Nepal-India Border Gate at Sonauli
Sonauli is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°28′25.7016″N 83°28′8.868″E / 27.473806000°N 83.46913000°E / 27.473806000; 83.46913000Coordinates: 27°28′25.7016″N 83°28′8.868″E / 27.473806000°N 83.46913000°E / 27.473806000; 83.46913000
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91-05522

Sonauli is a town area in Maharajganj district in Uttar Pradesh. It located on the Indo-Nepal Border and is a well-known as well as most famous transit point between India and Nepal.

Sonauli is around 75 km from district headquarter Mahrajganj, Uttar Pradesh. 90 km from Gorakhpur, which is the nearest major city. The nearest Railway station from Sonauli is Nautanwa Railway Station, which is around 7 km away and is now well connected with Indian Railway Network. Earlier Nautanwa was connected with Gorakhpur through Meter Gauge Railway Track. But with the development of Indian Railway Network, this track is converted into Broad gauge which facilitate fast long railway transit.

Sonauli India-Nepal border crossing[edit]

India-Nepal Border gate Sonauli

Sonauli India-Nepal border crossing or Sonauli Integrated Check Post in Uttar Pradesh is the most popular and designated Integrated Check Posts (ICP), with both customs and immigration facilities:[1]

Places of interest[edit]

Though Sonauli itself is not known for any specific tourism destination, it is very close to well known Buddhist tourist spot, - Lumbini i.e. Birthplace of Lord Gautama Buddha which is located in Nepal.

Bhairahawa in Nepal has the nearest airport which is 4 kilometers from the border while. This is currently a domestic airport only however an international terminal and runway is under construction and due to open late 2019. Gorakhpur Airport is the nearest airport in India which is about 83 Km from the Border and is the largest airport nearby of bearing strength of 377 peoples which serves both as a Civil and for Fighter Jets.

Farendi tiwari bazar, 2 km west, a site for healthy bilateral trade between locals of both india and nepal. Opens on Wednesday and Saturday. You can overglance not only with the economic exchange but also cultural exchange at this place. This market organized by farendi tiwari landlords and under supervision of ssb (shashashtra seema bal). A small check dam near this market place to control the water fled from Himalayas through Nepal and use for irrigation purpose by farmers.