Nepal has received 9,949 domestic and foreign tourists via eastern checkpoint, Kakadbhitta, in the year 2014, which is an increase of 4,298 from that of last year.
According to the information provided by Immigration Office Jhapa Chief Ram Prasad Phyyal, the tourists entered Nepal via Kakadbhitta from January 1 to December 31, 2014.
Last year 5,651 tourists had come to visit Nepal via the same checkpoint, Phuyal added. The score of tourists coming to Nepal through this point during the period include 3,234, he further informed.
The Bangladeshi tourists share the highest number and Sri Lankan the lowest. Total 5,556 Bangladeshi tourists entered Nepal whereas only three Sri Lankan came through this route.
Meanwhile, total 9,432 tourists had departed through this checkpoint in the year 2014. Likewise, the score of Nepali moving to different third countries has reached 3,222.
The eastern checkpoint has witnessed gradual increase in the arrival of tourists, Phuyal said.