Nepal is in Southern Asia, between China and India. It covers a total area of 143,351 sq km and its boundary is 2,926 km long in total, bordered by China at 1,236 km and India at 1,690 km. It is a landlocked country.
The weather and climate vary from hot summers to severe winters. Nepal has varieties of lands as it has weather and people. The land starts from 70m from sea level from Kanchan Kalan in Terai and passes through the hilly region to the world’s highest point Mount Everest at 8,850 m.
Nepal is known for its natural beauty and it has its own culture. It has more than 70 ethnic groups and more than 60 different languages are spoken in different parts of Nepal. Nepali is the national language of Nepal. People practice several religions. Till now Hinduism and Buddhism have the largest population.
Nepal at a Glance
Area: 147,181 square kilometres
Geography: Situated between China to the North and India to its South, East and West
People: Nepal has more than 60 ethnic groups and 70 languages.
Time: Nepal’s standard time is 5 hour and 45 minutes GMT
Nepal –The nation of unity in diversity is known as “The Himalayan Nation”, the “Land of Mount Everest”, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the birthplace of Sita, the “Land of Living Goddess-Kumari” is signified by the heroism of its brave warrior ancestors-the “Gurkhas” and mainly divided as Himalayan, Hilly and Terai (Madhesh) regions on the basis of climate and land structures.
Nepal is a country full of natural resources. It is known to be one of the richest water resources in the world. The north border of Nepal is surrounded by the great Himalayas by 800 kilometres. The Himalayas has in it eight highest mountains out of those fourteen over 8,000 meters. The highest among them is Mt. Everest, standing proudly in the Himalayan region of Nepal.
The Himalayas gave birth to more than 6,000 rivers flowing from the Himalayas to the most fertile land in “Terai – Madhesh” of Nepal. Terai is the source of food grains for Nepali.
Nepal is a paradise for birds providing a habitat for hundreds of flying species.
More than 60 ethnic groups live in Nepal and they have their own distinct culture and their own languages.
Nepal is also known as the land of temples. It is said, you can see as many temples as houses and as many Gods as people in Nepal.
Pashupatinath, Muktinath and Janaki Temples and so many other holy shrines are pilgrimage destinations to Hindus all across the world.
Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are the big stupas in the world for Buddhist to visit. Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, from where the world knew the meaning of peace is in Nepal.
Nepal is no doubt the heaven to live in and also the best destination to surf on for holiday pleasure. Either the Yogis smoking-naked in ashes at Pashupatinath temple or monks enchanting “ॐ माह्ने पद्मे हुँम।“ – ”Om Mahne Padme Hum” in Baudhnatha and Swayambhunath temples are smoothing and transcending enough to heal all the stress and provide the pleasure of living.