Along the railway track: meeting the locals
The old railway track in the Janakpur area – built in the 1950s (now undergoing renovation) – leads like a vein into the heart of Terai communities in this region. A ride on the old train – a steam engine going no more than ten-fifteen km. an hour – is an experience of its own. Hiking along the railway is a journey of its own altogether. Stay at temples along the trail; pause at the small train stations, mingling with the locals; and be prepared to hear shamans’ drumming at night. Also, in November through December there is a good chance of meeting small tribes of bird hunters – the Kurorias – who still try to uphold a century-old hunter’s lifestyle. Want to try the trek? Contact us for more info!