Nepal General Informations
Nepal (officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal) is a landlocked country located in South Asia and is the 41st most populous country. It is located in the beauty of The Himalyas & is bordered at the north by the People's Republic of China and by India to the east, west & south. The world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth; Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali & Chomolungma in Tibetan & Sherpa languge, happen to fall in Nepal.We have more than 240 peaks which are over 20,000 ft (6,096m) above sea level. The southern region 'Terai' is peculiar for its fertility and humidity. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, is also located in this region. It is one of the places most sought after when it comes to the world's great religion'Buddhism'. Nepal contains important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centers from as early as the 3rd century BC.
Buddhism, as we all know, is a widely embraced religion in the world and the case is quite the same in Nepal as well. If you want to see the Tibetan Buddhist culture & practices then you can visit Bouddha, Kathmandu, Nepal which will let you explore the different cultures & religions of Nepal.
Officially known as the Democratic Republic of Nepal, Nepal is a small Himalayan nation located in Asia between the two large and fast evolving nations China and India. Nepal shares its borders with both China in the North and India on the other parts, mostly the South. Nepal has a proud history that it has remained sovereign since the very beginning and it enjoyed its status as an independent state even when the British colonized across the nation including neighboring India.
A Himalayan nation located in South Asia, Nepal is roughly trapezoidal shape with 800 kilometers long and 200 kilometers wide. It has an area of 147,181 km2 and it is located between latitudes 26° and 31°N, and longitudes 80° and 89°E. Nepal is located in between two giant nations India and China, with Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Maldives being its other immediate neighbors
Though Nepal is a small country geographically, it is very rich culturally as it is multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural. Various ethnic and tribal groups have inhabited the country since time immemorial. Ethnic groups like Brahmin, Chhetri and several indigenous groups like Newar, Gurung, Magar and various others have inhabited this country for hundreds of years. Though Nepali is the official language of Nepal, but most of the ethnic and tribal groups have their own language.
As per the census of 2011, Nepal's population grew from 9 million in 1950 to 26.5 million in 2011. This tells the rapid growth of the population in Nepal, as in many countries, with time. Traditionally Nepali familyused to follow the joint system, with the grandfather, father and son residing in the same house.
As stated earlier, Nepal is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country with more than 100 indigenous nationalities residing in the country since hundreds of years. Going by that, there are many festivals which are celebrated by some distinct ethnic group. However, there are some major festivals that are celebrated by people from all the caste and creed. The two major festivals of Nepal, celebrated by almost all the people, are Dashain and Tihar.
Owing to the varying topography and geography, Nepal’s climate also varies along with the differing topographical location. Nepal’s climate ranges from tropical to sub-tropical depending upon the altitude. The Terai region, which lies in southern part of the country, for instance, has a very hot and humid climate. The mid-land and the hilly regions are pleasant almost throughout the year, although morning and nights in winter are quite cold.
Travelling around Nepal or the activities to do while in Nepal can be quite confusing as potentially there are so many things to do here in this Himalayan nation. Also the prospective tourists do not have much spare time as they plan their Nepal trip for a short duration, and hence it is even more important to have a detailed plan about the excursion trip in Nepal and of course the information about travel and tourism in Nepal.
Nepal is a beautiful country with cultural diversity. Nepal consists of many religious places like Pashupatinath temple, Krishna mandir, Natapole Temple, Changu Narayan Temple and many othes. There are more the 8 cultural heritage sites inside Kathmandu Valley listed by UNESCO.