Heaven is a myth, Nepal is real. In addition, it truly is if you explore more around the profound land. Visiting Nepal will be one of the best things anyone can experience in their life. And why not, Nepal is a land of diverse cultures, ethnicity, traditions, majestic Himalayas, mountains and mesmerizing lakes. Likewise, the enigmatic country is home to a wide variety of flora, fauna and some of the rarest species like the one-horned rhino and the Bengal tiger. These facts are almost known to majority of people. Whilst, most of the people might have missed some facts.
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Here are few fact about Nepal to know
- Out of the world’s 14 highest mountains, Nepal has 8 of them including Mount Everest (called Chomolungma by Sherpa).
- Nepal is the only country with attitudinal variation that ranges from 70 meters to 8848 meters.
- Some of the world’s largest wild honey bees are found in Nepal.
- Nepal is home to the second largest population of One-horned Rhino.
- The birthplace for the Lord Gautam Buddha is Nepal, the light of Asia.
- Above all, Nepal was never under any foreign invasion and does not have an independence day.
- Nepal is the only country with a non-rectangular flag, but has a triangular shape.
- The only living goddess in the world is in Nepal, Kumari.
- Nepal has over 80 ethnic groups and 123 Languages (Mother Tongue) .
- Few world’s most popular trekking trails lie in Nepal like Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek.
- Similarly, according to Hindu mythology, God Shiva resides in the Himalaya of Nepal.
- The Nepali calendar, Bikram Sambhat is approximately 67 years and 8.5 months ahead of the Gregorian calendar.
- The national animal of Nepal, cows is illegal to slaughter. Also, the people of Nepal worship them.
- The capital city of Nepal (Kathmandu) holds seven UNESCO’s World Heritage Cultural sites within a radius of 15 kilometers. Also, known as the ‘living cultural museum’ of the world.
- People of Nepal greet each other by joining their hand together. ‘Namaste’ which is translated as ‘I salute the God in you’.