Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Fascinating Land Of Himalayas, Nepal

Nepal is one of the top most tourist destinations in Asia as well as the world. Tourism industry is the main source of income in this flamboyant country. Nepal is bordered by its neighbouring countries from all the sides such as China in the north, Bhutan in the east, Tibet in the north east and India in the south, east and west. The jaw dropping beauty of this Himalayan country attracts tourists from every corner of the globe.
The beautiful attractions of this country are evenly matched with its colourful culture, rich heritage, skilful architecture and adventurous spots.

The rich history of this country dates back to around 11,000 years. As in earlier periods, civilization was confined to the fertile Kathmandu valleys, which now stands as the capital of the country.

With the spellbinding Himalayas in the background, the country is home to the 10 highest mountains in the world. One will find huge options for trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking, river rafting and wild life while visiting this country. Nepal has a very wide range of tourist but here, we are going to talk about some of the top national parks of the country.

Royal Chitwan National Park

The Royal Chitwan National Park is the perfect example for nature conservation in the South Asian subcontinent. It was established in the year 1973 in order to preserve the extraordinary eco system of the country which is a fine specimen for the entire world. The park extending over an area of 932 is located in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of southern central part of Nepal. The place gained the worldwide recognition when UNESCO included this area on the list of World heritage Site in 1984. The chief speciality of this nature park is that only the small area of the National Park is used for tourism while the majority of the area, especially the ones in the hills is kept away from tourism and thus it stands in its original beauty without being disturbed. As the major part of the National Park is yet unexplored, there is no specific data about the variety of wildlife animals inhabiting the area along with the variety of various species of flora in the region.

Annapurna Conservation Area

Annapurna Conservation Area has been declared as one of the finest trekking areas in the world. The popularity of the place is such among the tourists that it is the most visited trekking area in Nepal. The area of this conservation is spread over a large stretch as it covers over 4 districts of the country. The first tourist spot of this area that you will come before is Ghandruk and as go further down, you will reach Ghorepani from where you will get to view the spectacular view of of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range. The other picturesque view is of the hills of Rhododendrone that blossoms a variety of flora during the spring season. Another chief aspect of Annapurna circuit is Jomsom, as you trek towards the south east direction from here, uou will reach the striking Tilicho lakes area which is situated at a height of 5,000 meters. In between the route you will come across the renowned Hindu and Buddhist religious sites like Muktinath Temple and a monastery. One will also definitely get fascinated with the variety of species of orchid and rhododendron, found in this region. As for the wildlife inhabiting this area, it includes around 100 diverse types of mammals including rare snow leopards and blue sheep. The place is also an abode to about 478 species of birds including multi coloured Oimpheyanm Koklas, and blood pheasants. The count of the inhabitants in this region goes on with 39 species of reptiles and 22 species of amphibians. The best gateway to the region is Pokhara.

Kanchenjunga Conservation Area

The Kanchenjunga Conservation Area is located in the base of the Mt. Kanchenjunga. The place features a vast area of grasslands, low river valleys, rocky outcrops, temperate and subtropical forests. This conservation area lies on the Taplejung district of the nation. It is among the 200 Global eco regions recognized by the World Wildlife Fund. Some of the special features of this conservation are 28 endemic flowering plants, 30 varieties of rhododendron species, 69 varieties of orchids and many more. When this magnificent flowers blooms in this region, the place seems like a paradise with the fragrance and the colour of these flowers. Wildlife animals inhabiting this area includes endangered snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, musk dear, red panda, blue sheep and rhesus macaw. Over 202 diverse species of birds are also spotted at this place.

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