Nepal the country that is largely dependent on tourism and especially for adventure tourism has suffered hugely due to Covid-19 and is now trying to retrieve tourism.
And now, Nepal has already started the construction of the Lord Shiva statue in Pumdikot of Pokhara and is dubbed to be one of the tallest Lord Shiva statue and nearly 45% of the work has been completed.
The standing Shiva statue would be 108ft tall and the one sitting would be 51ft tall. The total cost of installation is estimated to be NPR 400million ($33,94,139)
With this, the country is planning to boost tourism to Nepal and in particular, the Pokhara region said Chandrakanta Baral, Construction Committee Chairman. He also mentioned “We expect to complete the work within two years. Apart from a religious point of view, the spot is sure to support the promotion of tourism in Pokhara.”
Nepal is now concentrating on religious tourism. The very famous Rani Pokhari’s Bal Gopaleshwor Temple was opened for the first time. It was closed since the 2015 earthquake and was opened the first time on the occasion of Bhai Tika for the first time in 5 years. When it opened, the temple saw a huge rush of devotees wearing masks and gloves.
The history of the temple goes all the way back to the 17th century where the temple was built by King Pratap Malla to console his Queen Anantapriya, who was devastated by the death of her son, Prince Chakrawatendra.
The temple is located in a picturesque location beside the historic pond and the pond has been completely destroyed during the 2015 earthquake.