Nestled in the cradle of the highest mountain on earth, it is not surprising that NEPAL has come to be known as the country where deities mingle with mortals.
NEPAL is an explorer 's paradise. Imagine people born deep in the Himalaya, displaying the wisdom and patience of these mountains in every smile. From tropical jungles and the birthplace of Lord Buddha to the ancient old palaces and the marvelous trekking trails below the world famous Himalayan mountains: every inch of this country has a miracle to offer and an adventure to propose.
NEPAL is the religious, pilgrimage and the cultural wonderland. Here are Gaur Shankar, home of Shiva and his consort, Parvati; the Gnash Himal, named after the elephant-headed God Ganesh; and Mt. Annapurna, named after the God of food fulfillment. The devotion of ages past remains among NEPAL is today whether Hindu, Buddhist or Animist, the people of NEPAL live close to their gods. NEPAL is a blissful confluence and harmony of both Buddhism and Hinduism combined with a rainbow of ethnic groups and languages.
Truth, no less colorful than fiction, has made NEPAL one of the world's most incredible countries, a geographical wonder, and an ethnological conundrum. NEPAL is a mosaic of corners, each waiting to give you an unexpected thrill. NEPAL is a handful of secrets, with the palm held open. The wild rivers are waiting to be run, birds and wild life to be discovered, and mountains to be climbed. There are foods, smells and sights that are beyond your imagination. Yet, it is a treasure box waiting to be opened by the travelers in leisure.
Few interesting facts about NEPAL are as follows:
- Living cultural Museum
- Roof of the World
- Birth place of the Apostle of Peace
- Country of Living Goddess
- City of Golden Pagodas and Parasols
- Himalayan Pilgrimage
- Nature amphitheatre
- Melting pot of Hinduism and Buddhism
- A tiny nation with diversity of 103 ethnic groups and
- 93 spoken languages
- Birth place of Sita
- Abode of Shiva
- Land of Mysticism & Exoticism
- Land of non-stop festivals and so forth.
These facts tell the world about our incomparable & prosperous cultural heritage.
Area: 147,181 sq. km
Geography: Situated between CHINA in the north and INDIA in the South|
Location: Latitude: 2612' to 3027' North Longitude:804' to 8812' East
Population: 23 million
People: more than 103 ethnic groups and 93 spoken languages
Climate: sub-tropical in low lands to arctic in higher altitudes
Currency: NEPALESE Rupee
Political System: Multiparty democracy.
National Bird: Impean Pheasant (Danfe).
National Flower: Rhododendron Arboreum (Lali Gurans).
Though. NEPAL occupies only 0.01% of the earth, it is home to:
- 2% of all the flowering plants in the world
- 8% of the world's population of birds (more than 848 species)
- 4% of mammals on earth
- 11 of the world's 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species)
- 600 indigenous plant families
- 319 species of exotic orchids