Two South Asian countries - Nepal and Sri Lanka - which had tremendous tourism potential, but could not exploit them properly are now to launch a tourism development campaign jointly.
Nepal and Sri Lanka have more tourism potential than any other country in South Asia.
Whereas Nepal is rich with nature and cultural heritage, Sri Lanka is surrounded by the Indian Ocean.
Of the tourists visiting Lumbini, Sri Lankans make up a large chunk. In 2010, 37 thousand 645 tourists had visited Lumbini.