Nepal is blessed with scenic beauty, diversity in values, culture, languages and ethnic groups. Not just the land of gleaming mountains and greens, Nepal is also addressed as ‘heaven on earth’ for tourism. Let’s see why it is called so.
Naturally, a paradise
Although small in area; 147,181 sq. kilometres, eight mountains in Nepal including the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, fall under the top 10 highest mountains in the world above 8000 metres. Only in Nepal can you stand in the middle of nowhere and still find a natural scene that sweeps you off your feet. Different places for sunset and sunrise views, Koshi Barrage for birds and their migration, the streams, falls and lakes, the snow capped mountains are the most exquisite natural blessings in Nepal. The country is rich in flora and fauna including one horned rhinos, Bengal tigers, variety of birds in which few are found only in Nepal. Talking of which, there are more than 20 national parks and conservation areas in Nepal.
The trekking routes to mountains and hills are green and heaven like. Not to miss the Barun valley that has waterfalls downrushing to form gorges and lakes, green woods and vegetation that’s worth a watch. Nature has been a boon of Nepal tourism. Trekking in Annapurana region is popular as one of the 1000 things to do before you die.
Nepal has 102 listed ethnic groups. You can find people from those groups and castes with varied culture, way of living, different attires, languages, festivals and own architectural building ways. People in Nepal are very warm and welcoming, even to tourists. Although Nepali people don’t have proper access to comforts, they still welcome tourists with a smiling face. Exploring these diversities in a small country like Nepal could save a lot of time of the tourists. No matters what forms and looks people have, they are living in unity. This certainly is something that adds up to Nepali tourism.
Kathmandu is also known as ‘city of thousand temples’. The oldest temple of Changunarayan, The major temple of Pashupatinath, Sworgadwari, Muktinath are some of the temples in Nepal. Similarly, Lumbini, Swayambhunath and Boudhha stupa are famous among Buddhist tourists all over the world. The festivals here are bright and colourful. Nepali festivals have their own specialities. For instance, Tihar is the festival of lights. Holi is celebrated with colors. These are compliments to Nepali tourism.
Are you a foodie? If the answer is yes, Nepal should definitely be your travel destination. From the mo:mo stalls in ever nooks and corners of the cities to homemade food ethnic group has its own cuisine. Newari community has food like Choila, Yomari, Chatamari, Bara, Kachela and many more. Similarly, Tharu people have thekuwa, Bagiya, gegta, puwa and more. Brahmins, Chhetris, Gurungs, Sherpas have their own cuisines too. Food binds people and relationships in Nepal. You can find varieties of homemade liquor too.
Nepali marriages are vibrant and amusing. Marriages could be alluring to tourists in Nepal. If you are a visiting Nepal, you should definitely see Nepali marriages.
Nepal has numerous stunning landmarks. Patan Durbar Square, Bastantapur Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar squares have been benefaction for Nepali tourism. Natural landmarks like Phewa, Begnas, Rupa Lakes in Pokhara, Muktinath, Langtang are bewitching. Furthermore, Janakpur, Dharahara, Dakshinkali temple, Thamel, various temples and monasteries are splendid. These have been contributing a lot in Nepali tourism.
Other than these, there are various other touristic places and opportunities in Nepal which aid Nepali tourism. Numerous unexplored woods, rivers and hills are yet to be discovered. Hence Nepal definitely is a heaven on earth.