On the day of 25th April 2015, the world knows that Nepal was shaken by the tremor of magnitude 7.8 Mw, killing more than 9,000 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of houses. The world heritage sites are not as same as they were before; Kathmandu Durbar square, Patan Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square, the Changunarayan temple and the Swayambhunath Stupa to name a few jolted in the quake. The loss in such a country, which is already paralyzed politically and economically left far behind, counted more with the devastation of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. These historic monuments and shrines played an important role in making tourism a significant source of income for the people.
The earthquake triggered avalanche on the mount Everest and Langtang valley where many people died and more than 200 were reported missing. This made it a black day in the history of the Himalayas. The total foreign casualties count around 90 in Nepal. After the quake, many countries helped to return their citizens back to the country. It was really an unpleasant situation for all of us. People who had come here to relish their time ended up losing their relatives. Many countries helped Nepal in this difficult situation to assuage its grief, we appreciate it from our heart.
The gloomy, dreadful nation is now limping slowly to forget its loss and move ahead. Now people have forgotten the fear of tremor. Although, a large number of families are still living in temporary shelters, they are inclined towards a better hope. People have accepted what had happened and are now mentally stable to live their life ahead. People have learnt to smile. They returned back to their home and started a new beginning like a new morning. But the aftermath turned out to be a bit frustrating. The tourists who had left didn’t come back. The cities always cherishing the arrival of visitors are left alone. Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and many Himalayas and Hills are still waiting for their new beginning, for people to look its beauty again and relish.
Many people from different countries might still be fearing the aftermath which might be the reason they are a bit reluctant to fly to Nepal, but the recent records show no risk associated to travel. The situation has changed to normal and it’s not just the writer but the whole nation that is calling you to visit us. It’s a great help for the people living in tourist areas to live their life normal, it’s a support to our economy.
So please Visit Nepal, its safe.