Tourist flow in Lumbini falls by 20 percent

10th Oct, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

LUMBINI, Oct 10: Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha in Nepal’s Southern Plain is falling short of tourists despite its increasing popularity and esteem.

According to the monthly data released from Lumbini Development Fund’s Information Department the flow of tourists have dived down by 30 percent in comparison to the month of September of 2016 with that of 2017.

In 2017’s September Eight Thousand 7 Hundred and One foreign tourists toured Lumbini whereas the number stood at Ten Thousand Nine Hundred and Forty One in same month in 2016.

“With the decrement in the number of tourists in the area the hotels, rick-Shaw, jeep-cars and other entrepreneurs are facing the set back because of the fall in the number of tourists in the area,” Lumbini Tourism Entrepreneur Associations President Huseni Loadh said.

It also has threatened the daily life and occupation of about 80 rick-Shaw drivers as well as it has also increased the threat to about 2 Hundred and 50 workers of about 50 hotels inside Lumbini.