Asia is known for its diversity in wildlife, environmental changes, and a lot of exotic animal species. The jungles in Asia have a character of their own, and they enthrall the global traveler for sure. Visiting a wildlife safari in Asia is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for someone who wants an exciting trip. Even flora…
Exploring wildlife is not all about trees and trail paths or viewing wild animals. It is a heartwarming experience for a traveler to enjoy wildlife in multiple dimensions with stunning waterfalls, interesting pathways and a soul journey by itself. Asia is one of those continents with his quite diverse in weather, wild animals and even […]
KATHMANDU — Nepal’s Supreme Court has ordered the government not to construct any new roads inside Chitwan National Park without approval from UNESCO, park authorities and other stakeholders. Chitwan National Park is home the world’s second-largest population of greater one-horned rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis) as well as a significant population of Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), […]
KUMROJ, Nepal — In March 2016, a team of experts from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) arrived in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. Dispatched at the request of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, the mission was charged with investigating a series of transportation infrastructure projects planned for the area. Home to some 600 […]
Nepal is a destination that is known for its grand vistas which are a mix of astounding Himalayan views, lush jungles, colorful villages, and anicent temples. As such, there is undoubtedly a ton of things that you can do in the country to fill up your time — but when it comes to the wildlife, nothing beats the UNESCO World Heritage site of Chitwan National Park (which is a mere 20-minute flight from the capital of Kathmandu). To date, there are a number of accommodations in this famous safari that could give anyone the opportunity to enjoy Chitwan’s rich habitat; however, the newest luxury jungle lodge of the Taj Hotels named as Meghauli Serai is a place that you must not miss out on.
I actually had the amazing chance to stay here during my visit to Chitwan last year in Nepal, and right from the first day, I easily saw how it is an opulent staycation that will be worth anyone’s time and money.
Nepal is the holiday destination for many international tourists, while some also visit here for pilgrimage, trekking and adventure sports, among several other reasons. If you also count the number of domestic tourists the volume of people in some areas, both explored and unexplored, becomes overwhelming. Here are the top ten places to visit in Nepal, prepared with the help of the 2017 statistics and Sharad Pradhan, media consultant at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).
1. Kathmandu Valley
One could say the city receives most number of tourists because of the presence of the only international airport here, but tourists don’t only travel by airplanes, do they? According to NTB, most number of international tourists that visited Nepal in 2017 (January-October) are Indians (133,029) and most of them seem to take the land routes. The two primary destinations for them are Lumbini and Kathmandu.
For the most part, Nepal was closed off to foreigners until the 1950’s when the country slowly began opening its borders to tourists.
Nepal, home to temples, holy men, culture and history. For the most part, Nepal was closed off to foreigners until the 1950’s when the country slowly began opening its borders to tourists. Nepal is a beautiful country and offers everything from Jungles with subtropical weather to Mount Everest the highest point on earth.
Kathmandu is the capitol. Mention Kathmandu today and most people in Western countries still think of it as a mystical land. In the 1960’s Kathmandu became a stop on the hippie trail that extended from Europe through Turkey and down to India. Visions of scenes from Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark come to mind.
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Ride across Chitwan National Park, Nepal
A must-visit for families who love wildlife, the Chitwan National Park in the Terai, Nepal, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll find dozens of species of mammals, many, many birds, as well as a range of herpetofauna and fish. You’re also bound to have sightings of the one-horned rhino and, if you’re lucky, the royal Bengal tiger. Don’t miss the boat safari to see the terrain from a different angle.
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Nepal tours offer breathtaking natural beauty, history, culture, towering mountains, serene lakes, safari parks, bird watching, trekking, adventure sports, and above all, friendly people, all waiting to greet you.
Let’s start with some facts about Nepal before getting into the attractions of a visit. It is a landlocked country sandwiched between India to the south, east and west and Tibet to the north. Geographically, it is not that large a country, being 800 kilometres/497 miles long and 200 kilometres/124 miles wide. Basically, it can be divided into 3 physical regions – these being the mountains in the north, the hills in the middle, and the lowland plains to the south. This gives a diverse range of not only landscapes but also temperatures. One interesting fact is that Nepal contains 8 out of the 10 highest mountain peaks in the world, including the one and only, Mount Everest.
Like we’re talking high 30sC which hits mid-40s thanks to the humidity! Oh, that humidity is one of the fiercest we’ve ever encountered on our travels – almost impressively so!
Chitwan National Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the famed one-horned rhino (officially called the “greater one-horned rhinoceros”) and so it’s an essential part of Nepal you absolutely have to visit if you have the chance to.
Oblivious to the heat, we stepped out of our air-conditioned bus to a wave of heat akin to opening an oven halfway through baking an apple pie.
You very quickly forget this though when you see the villagers at the hotel, welcoming you to where you’ll be spending the next few nights – Nana Holiday Home.
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With the chance to explore remote corners of the globe, step out of your comfort zone and embrace cultural immersion and self-discovery, solo forays offer gratifying vacation experiences that appeal to adventurers of all ages and interests. But embarking on a solo journey comes with its own unique set of challenges that factor into the decision-making process, from safety to logistics to pricing. Happily, trailblazing travel companies are eliminating the intimidation that often impedes prospective jetsetters from venturing on their own by empowering them to set off with like-minded travelers on enriching small-group tours. Here are a few choice itineraries to spark your wanderlust.
The country of Nepal is most readily associated with the Himalayas and Mount Everest. Nestled along the sacred mountain range, this tiny country has a history and tradition harking back to thousands of years. The origin of Nepali culture is heavily linked with ancient Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions. Over the years, it has evolved as a unique mix of Indian, Tibetan and Mongolian cultures.
Though Nepal is aptly called the “roof of the world”, there is much more to this tiny country than just mountains and mountaineering. Granted, a majority of the tourists who visit the country come to climb the Himalayan peaks. But Nepal also has plenty to offer for people interested in culture, religion, spirituality, nature and wildlife.
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.