Located on the Tribhuvan Highway The Tribhuvan Highway, also known as the Byroad, is the oldest of Nepal's roads, connecting Naubise, 25 kilometers (16 miles) west of Kathmandu, with the Indian border at Birganj/Raxaul. It is named after King Tribhuvan (1906–1955). The road was constructed between 1939 and 1941 by a team led by Sir John Woodhouse, then British high commissioner to India. The king himself worked on the project during his spare time.
It passes through some beautiful scenery including forests, hills, rivers, and villages. The total length of the highway is approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles). It has been improved over the years but remains a rough track especially near Kathmandu where it crosses many streams without bridges. Driving along the highway you will come across many stone markers indicating trees that have been planted by local people in memory of friends and relatives who died building this road.
In addition to the royal family, many other Nepalese too had a hand in building this road. They included ministers, officials, engineers, and others. The story goes that when they were finished, the builders asked permission to go home. But the king had another job for them! So the workers stayed to work on other projects. Today, this road is used by tourists traveling to and from India via the capital city of Kathmandu.
In conclusion, the Tribhuvan Highway is the oldest highway in Nepal.
Birgunj is known as the gateway to Nepal. It is an entry point to Nepal from Patna and Kolkata. Birgunj, the second largest city in Nepal and the largest in the Narayani Zone, is a multilingual and multiethnic city. The 300,000 population comprises various ethnic groups, the largest being the Tharus. The city lies on the bank of the Mahananda River, which forms part of the border between India and Nepal.
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the largest city in terms of population. It is also the most important commercial centre of the country. Kathmandu is an ancient city that has experienced major growth since the opening of the Nathu La Pass in 1989 by China. Today, it is a popular destination for tourists who want to see the cultural heritage of Nepal without leaving the world-wide-web.
Nepal's other large cities are Pokhara, Lalitpur, Bharatpur, Dehradun and Siliguri. In addition, there are many small towns and villages throughout the country. The main mode of transportation in Nepal is by bus, taxi or car rental. The airport in Kathmandu only serves as a refueling stop for flights heading elsewhere in Nepal or to India.
The currency of Nepal is the Nepalese rupee (NPR). There are 100 paise coins and 50 NPR notes that carry the same image but have different values.
It is made up of sections of the former NH1A and NH1D. According to the new numbering scheme, the number 1 implies that it is India's northernmost East-West highway... National Route 1 (India)
|National Highway 1|
|Primary destinations||Baramulla, Srinagar, Kargil|
|Roads in India Expressways National State ← NH 87 → NH 2|