19 Mar

Nepal Central Zoo Opened for Visitors After Nine-Month Hiatus

After a hiatus of nine months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lalitpur-based Central Zoo has been reopened on Thursday by adopting necessary health protocols. “The Central Zoo has been reopened by adopting strict health safety measures since there is still a risk of COVID-19,” said Chiranjibi Pokharel, the Zoo Management Chief. Moreover, the zoo management has introduced online ticket booking to prevent the risk of coronavirus infection. Zoo Entry Fee Details: Foreign visitors – NPR 750 Visitors from SAARC countries – NPR 500 Nepali nationals – NPR 150 Nepali students and senior...

19 Mar

Nepal Tourist Arrivals 2021: 8,874 Foreigners Visit the Nation in January!

The year 2020 was an annus horribilis for the Nepali tourism sector due to the coronavirus pandemic that restricted international tourist arrivals for almost eight months. According to the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the number of foreign visitors to the nation stood at 230,085 in 2020, the lowest in 34 years. The arrivals dropped by more than 80% in 2020. However, the resumption of international flights and the COVID-19 vaccination drive have brought new hope to 2021. According to the Department of Immigration (DoI) records, Nepal welcomed 8,874 foreign tourists in January 2021, the highest...

19 Mar

Nepali Govt. Identifies 10 New Tourist Destinations in Jhapa

The Nepali government has compiled a list of 200 new tourist destinations across the country, including ten places in Jhapa, for tourism promotion. Accordingly, the Tourism Ministry has allocated over NPR 480 million to promote the new tourism spots in Jhapa. The development and promotion of all the ten destinations are estimated to cost NPR 50 million each on average. So far, this year, the ministry has allocated NPR 330 million, and the remaining will be allocated through a partnership with the concerned local units. The list of 10 locations selected for promotion in Jhapa are: Haluwagadh...