Nepal is also the land of Lord Buddha. Nepal is rich in cultural traditions, customs and festivals. We can experience unique natural and cultural blended tour as well as can enjoy closest possible view mountains and natural beauty from different hill station in Nepal. Nepal is among the first countries in the world to start eco-tourism in the world. However, the country lags behind in developing and diversifying these natural attractions to landscape, preserved national parks, wildlife reserves and jungle safaris. It is considered one of the richest countries in terms of bio-diversity with hundreds of species of birds, mammals, butterflies and plants. The great attraction it offers is pristine beauty along with distinctive cultural traditions of different 125 ethnic communities living in the mountains, hills and southern Tarai regions of the country. US Ambassador to Nepal Peter W Bodde said that “One of Nepal’s greatest strengths is the diversity of its geography and its people. The beauty of its natural landscapes draws travelers to visit and the kindness of Nepal’s people brings them back again and again. The legendary warmth of the Nepali people is real. The rich cultural heritage of Nepal is unparalleled. Nepali should rightly be proud of their country.
Nepal is rich in cultural heritages and few countries in the world have seven world heritage monuments within radius of 20 km like in Kathmandu valley located at an elevation of about 1,400 meters. The Durbar Squares of three cities of Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur), two Hindu temples (Pashupatinath and Changu Narayan), and two Buddhist centers (Swayambhunath and Boudhanath) are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The other cultural and natural properties inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list are Lumbini (the birth place of Lord Buddha), Chitwan National Park and Sagarmatha National Park. Historical palaces, architectural heritages, temples, courtyards and monuments in three cities of Kathmandu valley were erected from 12th to 18th century AD during the rule of Malla and Rana rulers.