0 27 Aug, 2016Read More
Nepal Is Now Safe To Visit after the 2015 Earthquake
The 2015 earthquake in the Himalayan region proved to be one of the most devastating in recent years. It proved to be especially damaging for Nepal. The country suffered a lot because of this natural disaster and the tourism sector was one of those significantly affected. However, things have begun to return to normal.
Now, you can safely plan a trip to Nepal without any worries. While many tourist hotspots were affected by the earthquake, they have been restored. Of course, some areas have been changed completely. Nonetheless, the beauty of Nepal remains intact and you will have a pleasant time here. More importantly, you can do your bit to help the people there with your visit. After all, tourism is one of the main industries of the country.
Here are some of the places that were affected by the earthquake but are now open to tourists.
The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu has always been a point of interest in the itineraries of most tourists. It was affected by the earthquake. However, most of the landmarks in the city are still intact. They include the UNESCO monuments as well. You are not likely to face any issues in visiting these areas now. Some of the spots in Kathmandu that are worth a visit are given below.
Boudhanath Stupa: This stupa was the first of its kind in Bodnath and it still remains unparalleled in terms of beauty. It is a graceful structure that gives off a serene atmosphere around it. The earthquake has spared the stupa making it perfect for a visit.
Kumari Temple: This is another famed spot in Kathmandu. It is where the Kumari lives. She is a young girl who has been selected to be the living goddess of the town till she experiences puberty. The temple has escaped any significant damage by the earthquake.
Swayambhunath Stupa: This stupa is one of the best examples of the Kathmandu Valley architectural style. This site was affected by the earthquake but the main structure sustained only minor damage.
Chitwan: The Chitwan National Park is one of those places you should not miss out on when visiting Nepal. It has managed to escape unharmed from the earthquake and has resumed operations. You can easily visit the place to look at some of the magnificent creatures of Nepal such as the regal One-Horned Rhinoceros.
There is so much more to explore in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. There are all the earthquake effected Trekking routes are open now for the trekkers such as Langtang valley, Helambu, Ganesh himal area and Manaslu circuit. Nonetheless, there are many other places to visit.