Raxaul is situated very near the India-Nepal border. It is a sub-divisional town. It is in the eastern Champaran district of Bihar. The district headquarters of Motihari is at a distance of 48 km from Raxaul. It belongs to the Tirhut division and has a major railway terminus. This region is known for its harsh summers. Motihari, Lauria Nandangarh, Kesariya and Sitamarhi are places that are near Raxaul.
Places to Stay
Raxaul has several hotels that one can stay at. Some of these are Shivam Hotel, Suraj Hotel and Kavari Hotel. The tariff for these can be obtained in person.
The official language of Raxaul is Maithili. The other languages that are spoken here include Urdu and Hindi.
Holi which falls in the month of March and Diwali in November are celebrated with great enthusiasm here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Raxaul are the Manokamna Maai mandir, the Jama Masjid and the Sun Temple.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Raxaul is the Gorakhpur airport which is 107 km away.
The nearest major railway station is the Siwan Junction which is 109 km away.
Raxaul has a bus stand of its own with buses from here connecting it to places such as Ranchi and Patna (among others.) Private operators such as Amar Jyoti and Gaurav Luxury run their buses on these routes. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.