Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akilesh Yadav has flagged off the ‘Indo-Nepal friendship‘ bus service that will link Kashi and Kathmandu directly with two buses. The Varanasi to Kathmandu Bus service is called the “Bharat-Nepal Maitri Bus Seva” (India-Nepal Friendship Bus Service). The Varanasi to Kathmandu AC bus will depart Varanasi at 10.30 p.m. and reach Kathmandu at 10.30 a.m.the next day through Azamgarh, Gorakhpur and Sonauli. The fare from Varanasi to Kathmandu is Rs. 1,333.