After a year of unprecedented loss due to earthquake and 5 month long unofficial economic blockade imposed by India, Nepal has emerged has world's top destination. According to Roughguide, one of the leading travel publishers in the world, Nepal has been ranked on no. 1 spot in its list of must-see destinations around the world for 2016. The ranking was done on the number of public votes received during recent poll.
The UK-based Rough Guides explains, "From its majestic mountains and lush green rice paddies to decorated temples and chaotic capital, the country remains an undoubtedly beguiling place. With varied landscapes -- from the Himalayas to jungles inhabited by tigers, elephants and rhinos -- Nepal should be your first choice for travel in 2016"
Tourism is one of the major industries of Nepal upon hundreds and thousands of people are dependent on. The Guide further suggests that thoughtfully spent tourist dollars will go a long way here; choosing independent homestays and grass roots tour companies ensures money ends up in local pockets',” it said.
Following Nepaol close on the heels in the second and third spot are Colombia and Cuba. Jordan, Albania, Romania, El Salvador, Wales, Kenya and Sri Lanka wrap up the top ten list. in that order.
Similarly National Geographic Traveller has placed Nepal in the sixth spot among 16 cool locations to visit in 2016.
Immediately following the earthquake, Nepal has been on a path of recovery and reconstruction of trekking trails, villages and heritage sites. Nepal has been officially opened for tourists for the upcoming season.
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