Nepal | A Unique and Diverse Country in South Asia


 Nepal is a beautiful landlocked country located in the heart of  South Asia with a small area of 147,516 square km. It is located in the white Himalayas and bordered to the north by Mainland China, and to the south, east, and west sides by India. Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow Siliguri Corridor of India and separated from Bhutan by the Indian state “Sikkim”. 

Physical features:

 The physical features of Nepal are quite diverse which include mountains, wetlands, hills, and plains of the Terai region. The country experiences a various range of climates, including extreme cold in the Himalayan region and tropical rain in the hilly and terai ranges. Nepal is full of more than 6,000 rivers, many of the rivers are ever-flowing from the Himalayan snows or the lowland rains.

Nepal,


 Most people think of this country as a mountainous nation full of hills and the white Himalayan range. But the fact is the Plain Terai region of Nepal it's flat, fertile, and also the most populous region. It covers 15% of the total land area of Nepal.

 Major important cities in Nepal are Kathmandu (Capital City), Biratnagar, Butwal, Pokhara, Birgunj, Hetauda, Dhangadi, and Bhairahawa. Because of open borders with India by three sides, there is a great influence of the Indian market as well as culture in Nepal. 

People and Culture

With a total population of around 30 million people, Nepal is one of the most diverse countries in the world. People in the Himalayan region are mostly Mongolian origin people whereas peoples in the Hilly region are mostly Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Sudra. In the southernmost region, the majority of the people are madheshies, and are of mixed backgrounds. Nepal is also considered the oldest Hindu country however it is declared a secular country by its constitution and people live together with peace and harmony. The majority of the Nepalese are Hindu. moreover, Buddhist Christianity and Islam are also practiced by many people.

Being rich in cultural aspects, there are different costumes, more than 120 languages, and varieties of marriage practices followed by people of different cultural backgrounds in Nepal. 

If you are in Nepal, don't disrespect cows, because cows are considered the mother (Mata) of Nepalese people. However, you can find cows walking in the streets freely. Thinking about beef is also rude here because cows are symbolized as a goddess Lakshmi here in Nepal.

Foods

Foods in Nepal differ from region to region. The majority of the people eat daal(lentil soup), bhat (rice), tarkari, and roti(flatbread). However, cuisine varieties are different from cultures and regions. You can find Nepalese food habits quite similar to Indian because. Some street foods like Momos, Chow Mein, Pani Puri, and Chat pate are quite famous here.

Foods of Nepal

Tourism and Beauty

Nepal is a shockingly different country that draws in tourists for some reasons. Some are tricked by the call of the mountains and trying to ascend or travel in the Himalayas, others are interested in the way of life and the popular city of Kathmandu, but others come expecting to discover a type of otherworldly arousing.

Tourism in Nepal is also famous as the ultimate outdoor-sports destination, offering a wide range of sports like rock climbing, canyoning, zip-lining, Bungee-Jumping, paragliding, hiking, etc. It is one of the cheapest countries in the world to travel.

Beauty of Nepal
Beauty of Nepal


Most explorers invest some energy in Kathmandu visiting sacred sites and memorable attractions and afterward head out to different pieces of the country. Probably the best places to visit outside of the capital are Chitwan National Park, Mustang, Ilam, the lakeside town of Pokhara, and beautiful remote villages between hills.

Unique Flag

The national flag of Nepal is the only flag in the world that is not quadrilateral in shape. Red color signifies the National flower rhododendron and victory in war whereas blue color signifies sustained peace and harmony among the people of Nepal. 

Independent Nation and Gurkhas

Nepal is one of the countries in the world which has never defeated by anyone in history. When India was ruled by the British, they tried to conquer Nepal but brave Gurkha soldiers fought against powerful British forces and got victory over them. It is really proudful for every Nepalese.

Gurkha Soliders


Due to the bravery of Gurkhas, Nepali soldiers are taken to Britain and India as a Gorkha Regiment with the proper agreement. Currently, thousands of Gurkha soldiers are serving the Indian and English military.

Mount Everest

Well, the world's highest mountain "Everest" is located in Nepal across the China-Nepal border. Nepal is a HubSpot for Mountaineers because 8 out of 10 highest peaks in the world are in Nepal.

Mount Everest

Birth Place of Buddha- Lumbini

Gautam Buddha, the light of Asia was born in Lumbini Nepal in 563 B.C. Nepal is equally important due to the religious importance of Lumbini for Buddhist people around the world. People from different countries come to Nepal for pilgrimage and visit the holy Lumbini area. In other words, it is Mecca and Medina of Buddhist people.

Lumbini Nepal



Living Goddess

It might sound awkward to someone but there is a living goddess in Nepal which is also considered as "Kumari". Generally, Kumari is a virgin girl whose feet shouldn't touch the ground. A perfect young girl is selected at the Kumari by the Newar community. He can get married and have to live with different religious restrictions. There are different opinions towards it, some people think it is cruel behavior for a girl whereas it is equal religiously important.

Kumari Living Goddess in Nepal

Country of Temples

Nepal has the highest Temple per capita in the world. There are thousands of small and larger temples in every city and village because Nepalese are mostly Hindu people. In fact, the capital city of Nepal "Kathmandu" is known as a city of temples.

temple in nepal
Kathmandu Nepal


At last

Nepal is a beautiful country that is one of the happiest countries in South Asia. However, some problems like political imbalance, corruption, and tough geography which make this country on the list of poor countries in the world. You can find, traveling to Nepal is quite safe and people here are friendly and helpful.



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