Flow of tourists increases in Bhaktapur


18th Nov, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


BHAKTAPUR, Nov 18 :  Beautiful city which has the best preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and  listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for  culture , temples ,  wood , metal and stone artworks is  one of the most visited city.

According to the sources, comparison to other months, November is known as the most visited month in the overall year. Usually, the number of tourist increases in October, November and December. “Most of the tourist, who has arrived in the month of October and November returns back in December for Christmas”- said by Ram sundar Bhele chief Bhaktapur Tourism Development.

By analyzing the data from Bhaktapur Municipality, the number of tourist has been increased by the last year. According to the data of last year in the  month of September and October, 11032 tourist has visited Bhaktapur. But according to this year’s data, 11367 tourists have already visited Bhaktapur. 5563 number of tourist have arrived from south asia and china , in September. Likewise, 6839 are from the third nation.

The chief of  Tourism Information center of  Bhaktapur municipality also explained that, the number of tourist has increased in October than in September. But according to the assessed data from all the counter of Bhaktapur municipality the total number of tourist hasn’t been confirmed. Most of the tourist has been observed in Bhaktapur on November and December.

Bhaktapur municipality has been collecting the funds from the foreigners. The foreigners from south asia and china pays Rs.500 while the citizens of third nation pays Rs 1000 or more. The local workers has build 14 counter for the collection of fund. The collected funds are considered as the main incoming source of Bhaktapur municipality. Sunil Prajapati, chief of Bhaktapur municipality added municipality plans to conduct some program this year for the development of tourism industry in Bhaktapur. He mentioned that, the tourist spends only 3 to 4 hours here , that is why bhaktapur is laying quite backward  in tourism sector.

Chief Prajapati also added, he will be giving more priority to the night stay program for the development tourism. Local marketers explained that increase of tourist hasn’t affect their sells due to irresponsible guidance they have been facing a lot of lost.