What Lies Beyond Kathmandu: Exploring Southern Nepal; Johanna; Trip101

Nepal – Chitwan National Park

Most tourists usually flock to Northern Nepal where Kathmandu (The City of Temples) or Bhaktapur (The City of Culture), are. However, unbeknownst to many, there are also plenty of things to see in Southern Nepal, especially if you want to escape the frenzy of tourists or if you want to see something a bit more natural and rustic. So much of Southern Nepal is still untamed forest. Certainly, this makes it ideal for those who really want to go off the beaten path. Unlike Northern Nepal where the high Himalayas are, Southern Nepal is mostly flatland, which makes it ideal for swaps, grasslands and savannas. A good part of it has also been converted into agricultural land. Southern Nepal is also called Terai, which means the low-lying lands at the foot of the Himalayas. Some people also refer to it as Tarai.

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