Nepal - "Landlocked Himalayan Kingdom"
Welcome to Nepal. A country that offers a lifetime experience for everyone from
around the globe. A holiday in Nepal offers romance and adventure from the spectacular
Himalayas to exotic wildlife safari, exhilarating white water rafting, mystifying
variety of flora and fauna, charismatic arts and cultures and some of the best walking
trails on earth combined with stirring adventurous bustles.
Nepal being embellished with gleaming Himalayan range in the north and adorned
with lowland greenery in the south, has always lingered in a class of its own as
a magical, mysterious and marvelous tourist destination and remains evermore.
This Himalayan Kingdom, precisely known as the “Land of Mount Everest” and the “Land
of Living Goddess-Kumari” is dignified by the heroism of its brave warrior ancestors-the
Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan kingdom in south Asia bordering India in the west,
south & east, and China in the north. Covering 147,181 square kilometers, it occupies
0.3 % of total land of Asia and 0.03 % of total land of the world. It is the country
with diversity not only geographically but culturally too.
It is the second richest country in the world in terms of water resources. The Himalayan
Range in the north, which is almost 800 kilometers in length & 50 kilometers in
width, is the home for eight mountains out of fourteen in the world which are over
8,000 meters, including Mt. Everest- the highest mountain in the world. The Himalaya
is the source for more than 6,000 big and small rivers running north to south. There
are various places for the magnificent views of sunrise and sunset ranging from
eastern to the western Nepal. One can enjoy the flora and fauna of all the three
regions: the Himalayan, Hilly and the Terai. It is a paradise for birds as it is
the home for hundreds of species.
Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups with their own unique culture. The land of
"Living Goddess - Kumari" has special attraction to those who have a keen eye on
culture. It is said that you can find as many temples as houses & as many idols
as heads of people in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath Temple, one of the Hindus' holiest
shrines in the world is a pilgrimage destination for the people from the Hindu world.
Boudhanath, one of the biggest Stupa in the world, resides towards the north of
Pashupatinath. These two figures stand side by side showing religious harmony. Lumbini,
the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, a pioneer of peace through Buddhism, is in Nepal.