- The Abode Of Gods'
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introduction to Nepal
It is known as the abode of the gods. For many years, Nepal
was an unknown secret country until the 1950s when it was faced
with making a leap from the 11th century to modern times.
Nepal was first visited by mountaineers and trekkers and later it
became an escape for hippies. In 1989, restrictions barring several
areas to tourists were lifted and the number of visitors steadily
The Nepalese Government has set aside more than 35% of the country
as nature reserves. There are currently 9 National Parks
and 3 wildlife sanctuaries in the mountainous areas including in
the tropical lowlands.
The Terai plains in the south form the richest natural
home of plants and animals in Nepal. 5 protected areas are
situated in this region and various species of wildlife which include
the rare Royal Bengal tiger and leopard can be seen.