Tourist arrivals via Belahiya increase

Kathmandu, October 6:

Tourist arrivals (except from India) from Belahiya entry point (Bhairahawa) have registered a significant growth of 32.70 per cent in the month of September this year compared to the corresponding period last year.

According to data — of the Immigration Office at Belahiya — provided by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Tourist Information Centre, a total of 5,977 foreign tourists came to Nepal (except from India) during the month. The figure is a record high for the number of foreign tourists entering Nepal by land entry point of Belahiya, Bhairahawa.

The highest number of visitors — came to Nepal through the point — were from Sri Lanka that stood at 3,819 followed by Israel at 222, Japan at 211, Thailand at 203 and the Dutch at 147.

The arrivals of Indian tourists and vehicles also registered a healthy growth during September with an entry of 10,927 tourists, using 593 vehicles. Of the total, 21 were motorcycles, 315 cars and jeep, while the remaining 593 were bus and mini bus, according to the data.