...If you arrive
a week without a festival, it will probably be time for
in the streets.
~ Marc Cofer, Author
Information on Nepal
Namaste and Welcome to Nepal! To many visitors,
the Himalayan Kingdom conjures up the images of snow-capped mountains
and rolling green hills. Indeed, out of ten world’s tallest
mountains, eight stands in Nepal, making Nepal a mountaineer’s
dream. But Nepal has much more to offer than just the high breathtaking
A small country with an area of approximately
52,818 sq miles is diverse geographically
as well as ethnically with more than 61 ethnic
groups and 70 spoken languages. You will find rich cultures
and vibrant traditions, exquisite temples and monuments as well
as fast flowing rivers and tropical jungles teeming with wildlife,
making your trip an unforgettable experience. It is the only Hindu
Kingdom in the world. However, all the people from different races
and religions live in harmony and there is an ideal blending of
Hinduism and Buddhism.
To cross a street in Kathmandu is to travel
across centuries. Shrines, temples, palaces, palace squares, ageless
sculptures and legends that are parts of every brick and stone and
gilded masterpiece, make Kathmandu Valley a verifiable living museum.
Nepal Tourism Board, the tourist service
center at Brikuti Mandap (Ph: 4256909) provides brochures and free
posters on Nepal from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm. On Fridays,
it closes at 3 pm. The department stays open until 4 pm in winter.
Other tourism information center locations are listed below with
Birgunj - 051-22083
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