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5 reasons to choose Nepal for your next travel destination

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Nepal offers diverse culture, heritage sites, amazing wildlife, and a lot more to keep you hooked. Read More Nepal offers unparalleled adventure, culture, and natural beauty. From the stunning vistas of Mount Everest to its rich cultural heritage, this Himalayan nation promises unforgettable experiences. In short, Nepal has something for everyone. If you have been planning to visit Nepal in the near future, here are some of the top reasons to convince you to plan your trip now. Experience a diverse culture Nepal is home to over 35 ethnic groups, each with its own unique language, festivals, beliefs, and art. For example, the Newar people, the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley, still speak their own language, Newari or Nepal Bhasa, and celebrate distinctive festivals such as Swanti, a grand five-day event highlighting the central role of women in the household.

Visiting Nepal provides a fantastic opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in these diverse cultures. MORE FROM TRAVEL NEWS Traffic alert: Delhi Police announces road closures for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony Traffic alert: Delhi Police announces road closures for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony IMD forecasts increased rainfall in Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra; heatwave conditions in these Indian states IMD forecasts increased rainfall in Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra; heatwave conditions in these Indian states Thailand opens doors: Two-month visa-free travel for Indian passport holders Thailand opens doors: Two-month visa-free travel for Indian passport holders MORE NEWS Incredible heritage sites Nepal is home to UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, such as Kathmandu Valley and Lumbini.

The Kathmandu Valley, the spiritual heart of Nepal, is filled with medieval temples, enchanting Buddhist monasteries, and stupas, whereas Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, offers a delightful and enlightening experience for history, art, and architecture enthusiasts. Read more: 10 places in India that turn magical during monsoon Amazing wildlifeKnown as the Amazon of Asia, Nepal is perfect for wildlife lovers. In the lowlands, you can explore a variety of animals at Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you might get the opportunity to spot one-horned rhinos, Royal Bengal tigers, crocodiles, leopards, and over 500 bird species. Bardia National Park offers similarly excellent wildlife-watching opportunities. In the highlands, expect to see snow leopards, blue sheep, red pandas, and yaks.

Get great value for your money Nepal is an excellent destination for budget-conscious travelers, listed as the best value destination by Lonely Planet. Restaurants are reasonably priced, and cheap accommodation is plentiful. Trekking trails offer great value compared to those in Kilimanjaro or the Inca Trail. Read more: Why is Hawa Mahal called so? What’s inside it? Enjoy visa-free and low-cost travel Indian passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Nepal. Indian nationals traveling by air between India and Nepal only need two documents: a valid Indian passport and a voter ID card with a photograph, issued by the Election Commission of India. Additionally, Nepal offers numerous affordable travel options, with inexpensive flights, low-cost public transportation, and budget-friendly accommodations. This makes it easy for Indian travelers to explore Nepal without worrying about high expenses.

 

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