This blog gives some general information about the history and culture of Nepal.
This country is about the stage. Nepal is filled with exceptional attributes, natural beauty, and cultural diversity through being a small nation in the world. Rhododendron is the blossom and cows are seen as the national animal. Likewise, Lophophorus (Himalayan Monal) is the national bird of Nepal. Formerly, Dhaka Topi and Daura Suruwal for men used to be the national dress of Nepal. But, today cultural gowns of the groups are considered as the national dress of Nepal. Nepal used to be the only kingdom on earth. But King Gyanendra has been dethroned Nepal has become the secular state.
Within this small country, there are approximately 125 cultural groups and all of them are departing respecting each other. In the same way, there is religious tolerance in Nepal. Even a single drop of blood hasn't been shed for the sake of faith in Nepal. Nepal is a rich country. In Nepal, Hinduism is followed by the majority of individuals. According to the 2011 census report of Nepal, 84.2% of those Nepalese follow Hinduism, 9.0% of individuals follow Buddhism, 4.4percent people follow Muslims, 3.0% people follow Kirat, 1.42% follow Christianity, and 0.9% follow other religions like Jainism, Vaisnavism, etc..
If we speak about the land characteristics of Nepal, Nepal is the only country having intense variation ranging from 70 meters. Nepal has the world's highest peak Mt. Everest at an elevation of 8,848 meters from sea level. Nepal was dispersed into three ecological regions; Hilly Himalayan and Terai. The Himalayan area covers 20 percent of total land area, Hilly area covers 63% of the land area, and 17 percent of the land area is covered by Terai. Terai region is known as the granary of Nepal. In accordance with the census report of 2011, 73.9percent of people have fully relied upon agriculture. Though, 73.9percent percent Nepalese are fully dependent on agriculture only 28.7percent of Nepal's land area is arable. Nepal has more than 6000 rivers and tributaries. Nepal is the country concerning water sources.
Nepal is dependent on other nations mostly its features. Nepal is a country which has been exporting raw materials and importing finished goods. Hence, the trade deficit is being born by Nepal for a long time. Nepal is a very rich country in terms of resources.
However, the tools have never been utilized in its full scope. Research has shown that Nepal has the potentiality to produce 83,000 Megawatt electricity from the fast-flowing rivers but unfortunately because of lack of investment in that sector Nepal has been able to generate only 1% of its possible capacity. To be a developed country in the world, firstly Nepal must not depend on other nations in terms of hydropower.
As Nepal is the country filled with natural attractions, Nepal can be a suitable tourism destination for the nature enthusiast tourists. In Nepal, the tourists can go for a bushwalk, jungle safari, elephant ride, searching, white water rafting, honey hunting, bird watching, etc.. Nepal is culture fans as well as the tourism destination for adventure enthusiast tourists. Nepal is very in traditions and culture. Within this small area, Nepal is a settlement of more than 120 ethnic groups. Some of those ethnic groups are on the verge of extinction; Kusunda is among these. The route, Chepang, etc would be the other cultural groups that are of losing their individuality in the context. In Nepal nevertheless, there are groups that are residing in the primitive ages. Nepali individuals are protecting their culture for the purpose also. Assessing the civilization was an income source for Tharu community people. They've been earning a handsome amount for revealing their dances and serving their cuisine for those tourists. Most of the vacationers visiting Chitwan often don't miss seeing Tharu cultural shows and ingesting Tharu cuisine.
Nepal is the country having historic significance. Nepal is the country of "Gurkhas". Nepal is the only country in the world. Nepal's land was protected by them from British colonization, Although Gurkha soldiers lacked arms and ammunition. Nepali men and women feel proud to discuss their backgrounds. Three of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; Kathmandu durbar Patan durbar square and square durbar square highlight the importance of Nepal. These durbars were assembled from the Malla Kings. History enthusiast tourists can visit these areas to understand about the Nepalese history. In Nepal, tourists can learn about the background related with Malla Lichchhivi and Shah Dynasty. They're also able to see the historic monuments, inscriptions, etc..
Nepal is also the leading tourist destination for its tourists that are spiritual. Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal at 6th century BC at Lumbini. Similarly, there is a belief among the Hindus that gods and deities lived in Nepal. Pashupatinath is one of the most popular Hindu temples all around the world. Around 1 million people visit Pashupatinath on the afternoon of Shivaratri (believed to be the day Lord Shiva was born). Mostly the pilgrims coming to Nepal are Buddhists and Hindus. India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, China, Thailand, and other tourists visit Nepal for pilgrimage purposes. The sole Goddess of this world Kumari is located in Nepal. Muktinath is your temple that's worshipped by both Hindu and Buddhists.
Nepal is also exceptional for the plant. Nepal is the habitat for wild species of creatures and birds.
Some famous hiking paths are:
1. Annapurna region
2. Everest Base Camp
5. Upper Mustang & Lower Mustang
6. Langtang region
7. Rara Lake Trek, etc.