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With 3,26,528 air travellers arriving in Nepal from January to April this year—roughly 28 percent of them were Indian—the country’s tourism industry is bouncing back quickly from the Covid era. Nandini Lahe-Thapa, senior director of public relations and publicity for the Nepal Tourism Board, has indicated that the recent uptick in visitor numbers is very promising.

The Himalayan nation is expecting about the same number of tourists that it received in 2020, according to the tourism board’s projections. We’re not only visiting the usual suspects like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini anymore, she said.

There are new five-star hotels being built in both the east and west of Nepal. Many new attractions catering to tourists are opening, and new cable cars are being put into service, as Thapa put it. The Nepal Tourism Board reports that in April a total of 98,773 tourists arrived in the country via aeroplane. Of these, 31,437 came from India.

There were 61,589 air travellers to Nepal in 2022. The number of visitors in April was up 60% from the same month in 2017.

In April of this year, there were 31,437 arrivals from India, a 39.9 percent increase from the previous year. Only 22,476 Indians took a flight to Nepal in April of previous year. There were a total of 326,528 air tourists that arrived in Nepal between January and April of 2023, with 92,185 (or around 28 percent) coming from India.

Here are the top five tourist destinations in Nepal:

The Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa are just a few of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the heart of Nepal’s bustling capital city, Kathmandu. Wander the cobblestone streets of the historic district and see the city’s crowded marketplaces.
Pokhara, nestled in the Himalayan foothills, is renowned for its tranquil lakes and stunning panoramas of the Annapurna Mountains. Phewa Lake and the surrounding mountains and hills are a great place to go boating, paragliding, and trekking.
As the traditional site of the Buddha’s birth, Lumbini has profound spiritual and historical significance. Visit the Ashoka Pillar, the Maya Devi Temple, and a number of monasteries at this holy location.
Nagarkot is a little town outside of Kathmandu with spectacular vistas of the Himalayas, especially Everest. Hiking and mountain biking are popular here because of the nearby hills, which provide stunning views of the sunrise and sunset.
The Annapurna Circuit is one of the world’s most well-known trekking trails, and it’s not for the faint of heart. It passes via a wide variety of sceneries, including lovely villages and breathtaking mountain scenery.

SOURCE :- https://www.news18.com/lifestyle/travel-indians-make-up-28-of-nepals-tourists-5-places-you-must-visit-7770193.html


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