Where is Nepal?

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Where is Nepal?

Nepal is world’s last Hindu Country and has contributed to some most incredibly beautiful temples and Gods of the country. But where is Nepal located?

Nepal falls under a roughly rectangular shape. It tracks in the northwest-southeast direction, extending about 850km from west to east and 200 km from north to south.

Nepal lies at the foot of the Himalayas and is home to about eight out of ten highest mountains of the world. Mount Everest is also one of them.

The city of temples has a boundary line of 2400 kilometers and is enclosed by China to the north and India to the east, south, and west. Nepal is an independent landlocked country in South Asia and lies between Tibet China and India. Looking back in the ancient history, Nepal has been the heart of Asian civilization.

Sharing its border with China and India, Nepal fits between latitudes 26 °and 31° N, and longitudes 80° and 89° E. Nepal’s altitude slopes from the lofty northern mountains i.e. above 4000m to the central mountain region which is 1000-4000m above sea level and the southern lowlands which are below 1000m.

(Image Courtesy: The Himalayan Project)

Lhasa and Nepal border are linked through an 830-kilometer route at the Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge. It is one of the most popular overland routes in Tibet. The Friendship Highway endures for about 115 kilometers on the Araniko Highway to the capital of Kathmandu. The route starting from Lhasa has many famous tourists’ locations that Tibet has to offer.

As per popular recommendations, it takes about 11-20 days to travel to Kathmandu from Lhasa. The patient journey will allow the travelers to explore all the places of the city.

It is noteworthy that every year millions of Buddhist monks and Hindu pilgrims from every corner of Asia and the rest of the world visit Nepal to make their pilgrimage.

If you are walking down the lanes in Kathmandu then don’t be surprised if you come across small temples every three steps accompanied with a few monasteries too. One is not exaggerating if they tell you that Nepal has as many temples as its housing residences.

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Nepal is also known for its strong choices of Building paints. The city is praised for its exquisite carvings and the medieval feel. It has a colossal range of flora and fauna.

Nepal ranks among the top 10 travel destinations in the world because of its diversified cultural heritage and profound Hinduism.

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(Featured Image Courtesy: Lonely Planet)

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