Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Introduce yourself


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 25th August 2016, 19:06   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Nepal
Posts: 44
Thanked: 77 Times
Default Hello from Nepal

I became a fan of TeamBHP since I was directed to it by one of the links in Google search. This did not happen a long time ago but just around a year ago. Once I was aware of this site, I became a regular visitor. Then, I felt like commenting on a few posts. But only members could do that. I was rejected the first time I applied for membership. Luckily I was accepted in the second attempt. I am so addicted to TeamBHP that I browsed it even during my final university exams and it was during that period when I made a second attempt at membership.

Though my name sounds Indian, I am a Nepalese. Several names and surnames are common between India and Nepal. I'm currently located in a town called Birgunj where I would remain for a couple of months more. In couple of months, I'd graduate as an ENT Head and Neck Surgeon and would choose some other city possibly my hometown for my further practice.

I've never seen a vehicle with TeamBHP sticker here in Nepal. But I am sure there are other people around like me in this tiny country. I hope to form a local TeamBHP community here. You can get to me on Twitter @amitjha086

Finally, let me inform you that Nepal levies a tax of 240% on each vehicle. To give you an example Swift ZXI is 20 lacs plus Indian Rupees (32 lacs Nepalese Rupees) in Nepal!
amitjha086 is offline   (9) Thanks
Old 25th August 2016, 19:25   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
blackasta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kolkata, WB
Posts: 2,729
Thanked: 874 Times
Default re: Hello from Nepal

Welcome to tbhp Amit.

I have been to Nepal many times (at least 6-7 times), last in November 2013. My dad was posted in Kathmandu for 3 years.

If I recall correctly, Birgunj is across the Raxaul border from India. Correct me if I am mistaken.

The mix of cars in Nepal is quite interesting - old and new, Indian brands sharing roads with Japan/Korean imports. But that sort of 2.4x tax I believe prohibits most of general population from owning a car. Are used imports allowed in Nepal?
blackasta is offline  
Old 26th August 2016, 13:35   #3
Distinguished - BHPian
 
BlackPearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 2,177
Thanked: 3,278 Times
Default re: Hello from Nepal

Welcome to the forum Amit. Nepal is beautiful, I have been to Kathmandu and Pokhara. Wish to visit the place again in recent future.
240% tax is huge I think Bhutan also levies a huge tax percentage on the vehicles.
BlackPearl is offline  
Old 26th August 2016, 13:41   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 142
Thanked: 70 Times
Default re: Hello from Nepal

Welcome to Team bhp, Amit. It is indeed a very interesting forum and you will find lots of information about travel, vehicles, advice on problems and a host of other information. There are also some travelogues of members who have driven to Nepal. Hope that you will be using the forum for your journeys in India. We have a large country with very differing terrain and it makes for very interesting drives.
Saji
SajiNSalin is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Delhi - Nepal (First trip to out of India by road) CR-V Street Experiences 20 1st April 2015 09:47
India to nepal innocentdevil Route / Travel Queries 11 12th May 2011 19:59
Nepal - Where? What? Do not miss? woof Route / Travel Queries 11 30th November 2010 23:12
Hitlers gift to king of nepal agspins Pre-War 12 21st June 2008 12:11
VW Beetles rally @ Nepal pingmepal The International Automotive Scene 0 19th September 2006 11:04


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:19.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks