Which Indian States Share Borders with Nepal?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Five Indian states share borders with Nepal. These include Bihar, Sikkim, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. India and Nepal share a land border of about 1850 km. The India and Nepal border is one of the world’s unique international borders, as natives of both countries can cross the other’s border with a visa or passport due to healthy international relations and sustainable trade.

Indian States Sharing Boundaries with Nepal

India shares a border of about 1850 km with Nepal. Here is detailed information about the Indian states that share a border with Nepal, along with the total length of respective borders:

  • Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand is connected to Nepal in the east. The length of the Uttarakhand and Nepal border is 275 km. Banbasa, Uttarakhand- Bhimdutt, Nepal, is a major border crossing with Nepal.
  • Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh is bordered by Nepal in the north. The length of the Uttar Pradesh and Nepal border is 551 km. It shares important border crossings with Nepal. Important are Rupadiha, UP-Nepalgunj, Nepal, and, Sonauli, Uttar Pradesh-Siddharth Nagar, Bhairahwa, Nepal.
  • Bihar: The length of the Bihar and Nepal border is 726 km. It shares many borders with Nepal. This includes Jogbani, Bihar-Biratnagar, Nepal, Raxaul – Birgunj, Nepal, Madhavapur, Bihar – Janakpur, Nepal, Bairgania, Bihar-Gaur, Rauthat, Nepal, and many more.
  • West Bengal: West Bengal is connected to Nepal in the north. The length of the West Bengal and Nepal border is 100 km. Panitanki, Darjeeling West Bengal-Kakarbhitta, Nepal, and Mirik, Darjeeling-Pashupatinagar, Ilam, Nepal are the major and minor border crossings with Nepal.
  • Sikkim: Sikkim is connected to Nepal in the west. The Singilla range separates the two. The length of the Sikkim and Nepal border is 99 km.

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