Whenever we hear the word “Nepal”, two things pop up in our head is “Mount Everest” and “Birthplace of Buddha”. But is the country limited to only these two things?
Of course, not, there are many more to explore. Nepal is a country of charming hills, mountains, incredible temples, beautiful and diverse culture, and many ethnic and religious groups. Also, it has attractive green lush forests with some of the most unique and rare wildlife.
These are a few attraction that makes Nepal the perfect destination for traveling and exploring. Though small in size but blessed with thousands of natural, cultural and religious sites. Nepal is also well known throughout the world for its diversity.
There are many facts about Nepal that most of the peoples are still unaware of. These facts are related to history, geography, climate, flora and fauna, culture and traditions, and other things.
Nepal is the only country having extreme topographic variation ranging from 70 meters to 8848 meters from the sea level. Nepal has the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest at an altitude of 8,848 meters from sea level.
As Nepal is the country full of natural attractions, Nepal is a suitable tourism destination for the nature lover tourists. In Nepal, the tourists can go for a bush walk, jungle safari, elephant ride, hunting, white water rafting, honey hunting, bird watching, etc. Similarly, Nepal is also the best tourism destination for adventure lover tourists as well as culture lovers. Nepal is very in culture and traditions.
Similarly, Nepal has been distributed into three ecological regions; Himalayan, Hilly and Terai. The Himalayan region covers 20% of the total land area, the Hilly region covers 63% of the total land area, and 17% of the total land area is covered by Terai. Terai region is known as the granary of Nepal. According to the census report of 2011, 73.9% of people are fully depended on agriculture. Though, 73.9% percent Nepalese are fully dependent on agriculture only 28.7% of Nepal’s land area is arable. Nepal has more than 6000 rivers and tributaries. Nepal is the second largest country in terms of the water resource.
Rhododendron is the national flower and cow is regarded as the national animal. Similarly, Lophophorus (Himalayan Monal) is the national bird of Nepal. Previously, Dhaka Topi and Daura Suruwal for men used to be the national dress of Nepal. But, nowadays cultural dresses of all the ethnic groups are considered as the national dress of Nepal. Nepal used to be the only kingdom in the world. Within this small area, Nepal is a settlement of more than 120 ethnic groups.