13 thousand tourists enter Nepal from Bhairahawa in January
6th Feb, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew
BHAIRAHAWA, Feb 06: The number of foreign tourists visiting Belahia situated in Bhairawa has increased by 26 % according to the Junior Immigration Officer, Mr Pawan Shrestha. In the first month of January 2018, 12,996 tourists have visited Nepal from the roadways of Belahia boarder.
On January of the previous year, 10,276 tourist had entered Nepal using this boarder. In the January of 2013, there were 10,724 tourists, till January of 2014 there were 6,778 tourists, till January of 2015 there were 9,631 tourists whereas till the January of 2016 there were 20,100 tourists.
Thai tourists have topped the list this year with 4,798 tourists. Similarly, in the same month, 3,514 tourists from Myanmar, 508 from China, 284 from Vietnam, 244 from America, 174 from Taiwan, 174 from Australia and 141 tourists from Japan have entered Nepal. The main tourist destination was found to be the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, Lumbini as most of the tourists visited Lumbini for religious pilgrimage and some directly visited Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Mustang according to the businessmen.
With the increase in the number of tourists in Bhairawa and Lumbini area, investment in hotels has also increased.