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Foreign tourists started appearing in Sauraha

2022 Feb 23, 13:49, Sauraha
A mahout in his elephant in Sauraha. Photo: Wikimedia

Entrepreneurs are excited after the influx of foreign tourists in Sauraha, a major tourist destination of Nepal.

The tourism sector, which has slowed down due to the risk of corona virus infection, is expected to return to normal. As the risk of corona virus infection decreases, even big events like seminars, conferences and conferences have started filling up the big hotels here. After a long time, European tourists started coming.

"The booking of Indian tourists is also good," said Deepak Bhattarai, president of the Chitwan Regional Hotel Association. About 15 percent of the rooms have been filled this year. ” He said that booking of big hotels for the conference has started. "At that time, foreign tourists used to be 80 percent in the hotels here. Only 50 percent of them used to be Chinese tourists, "he said." Now foreign tourists are coming. That's the decent thing to do, and it should end there. " According to Bhattarai, the number of tourists has increased significantly.

According to Suman Ghimire, the manager of Jungle Safari Lodge, tourists from Germany, Holland, Israel and other countries have started coming. He said that they have come to Nepal to visit Sauraha for trekking. It is estimated that the tourism sector will return to normal from next October.

"After a long time, foreign tourists have been seen sporadically. Nowadays, they sometimes come in groups, "he said." With the increased risk of corona virus infection, a small number of foreign tourists have come to Sauraha. " Ghimire, who is also the current president of the Regional Hotel Association Chitwan, said that tourist arrivals in Nepal are expected to be very good in 2023 AD.

Foreign tourists have started going to the community forest to ride elephants. Rishi Tiwari, chairman of the United Elephant Management Cooperative, which has been managing elephants, said that foreign tourists have started coming to ride elephants. There are 31 elephants under the cooperative. 20 to 25 of them have started getting daily work. He says that tourists from Nepal, India and third countries have started coming. The Baghmara Intermediate Community Forest has a scaffolding facility for tourists along with elephant and stone safaris.

Chairman of the committee Jit Bahadur Tamang said that foreign tourists have started coming. He said, "We are excited after the influx of tourists." Entrepreneurs are now expecting the tourism sector to return to normal, he said. Some hotels in Sauraha have said that the convention of Swadeshi is going well. Chief Executive Officer of Hotel Jungle Crown Santosh Giri said that he could not take the program for Friday and Saturday. He says that many programs have become difficult to manage due to conflict. It is said that the programs that were stopped due to Covid have started.

Sauraha is mainly visited by tourists. In addition to this, they also come here for weddings along with big gatherings. Sauraha is the choice of everyone as it is possible to get an expensive room from low price according to one's ability. As it is located in the center of the country, large organizations hold training and assembly conferences here. Mostly Indians come here for weddings. The bride and groom get married in two hotels.

Hotelier Madhav Duwadi said that Sauraha is preferred as those who come for those purposes can also enjoy the tourist activities. Tourists come to Chitwan National Park to see the rare wildlife and enjoy the culture. There are 120 hotels in Sauraha. These hotels have the capacity to accommodate up to five thousand five hundred tourists. Entrepreneurs say that huge investment has been made in hotels in recent years.

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