March 22, 2023

Pokhara and It’s Destination

Pokhara city is the tourist capital of Nepal. Almost all of the tourist visiting Nepal do not want to miss Pokhara. Pokhara is a city full of natural beauty and attractions. The Fewa Lake situated in the middle of Pokhara and the Annapurna mountain range near the Pokhara provides the special look of the city. Green forest and green hills which surrounds the valley adds the beauty of Pokhara. Pokhara is the place which is situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km from the west of Kathmandu city. It has several beautiful lakes and places to visit .It is also known as the second highest touristic destinations of Nepal after the Kathmandu City. It is also a place to relax and to enjoy the beauty of nature.

In pokhara, we can view beautiful scenario and can visits different places like Fewa Lake, Barahi temple, World Peace Pagoda, Begnas Lake and Rupa Lake, Bats Cave and Mahendra Cave, Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Bindhyabasini temple and etc. Pokhara is also famous for the trekking and rafting destinations. In this city, we can found the different people of different caste, age and religion.

Some places to be visited are as listed below;

  1. International Mountain Museum
  2. World Peace Pagoda
  3. Barahi Temple
  4. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
  5. Devi’s Fall
  6. Seti River Gorge
  1. Fewa Lake
  2. Mahendra Cave and Bats Cave
  1. International Mountain Museum

International Mountain museum is all about to cover the information and exhibits related with the Man, Mountain and Mountain activities around the world. This museum is the major attraction of Pokhara city.  It opens daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm. Museum have halls filled with models of famous peaks, equipment’s and materials used in mountaineering as well as the culture and lifestyle of mountain people.

  1. World Peace Pagoda

This pagoda is a huge Buddhist stupa and is located at the top of a hill on the southern part of Fewa Lake. And from this site we can view snow peak mountain ranges of Annapurna range, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and   Pokhara city.

  1. Barahi Temple

This temple is situated in the middle of Fewa Lake and is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. There is a belief that this pagoda style temple is dedicated to the deity Taal Barahi. For visitors this temple is famous for its peaceful and nature surroundings, bird watching and watching the reflection of Himalayan range in the lake. We   have to go there by boating.

  1. Gupteshwor Mahadev cave

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is a beautiful cave that is situated opposite to Devi’s fall. This cave lies 2km from Pokhara    airport. The entrance point is right across from Devi’s fall. This cave is honored as a Shiva lingam which holds special value for the Hindus for praying etc and this cave is 3 km long. This cave is the longest and attractive where we can find the amazing and natural pictures of lord Shiva, lord Ganesh and Goddess Parvati. There is a tunnel behind the linga it cost entry ticket to enter the tunnel.

  1. Devi’s fall

Devi’s fall is also called Patale Chango in Nepali which means underground water fall. It is also known as David’s Fall and is an awesome waterfall.  It is an interesting spot for visit. This awesome waterfall is named as Devi’s fall from the fall of Swiss tourist couple who fell unfortunately in the water and drowned. This water fall has some good places for pre-monsoon swimming to its left and behind it. Its main source is water from the Fewa Lake.

  1. Seti River Gorge

              This river flows through the city and runs completely underground at places. Mahendra Bridge provides perfect view of river and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.

  1. Bindhyabasini Temple

It is located in the old bazar and is also known as the center of religious activity. This temple is dedicated to the Goddess Bhagwati, the manifestations of Shakti.

  1. Phewa Tal (lake)

Fewa Lake is the center of all attraction in Pokhara, known as the second largest lake after the Rara Lake. It covers the area of about 4.43km2 (1.3 sq.m) with an average depth of 8.6m (28ft). This lake is famous for watching the reflection of snow peak Himalayan range of Machhapuchhre (fishtail), Boating, Swimming etc.

  1. Mahendra Cave and Bats Cave

Mahendra Cave is one of the most popular visiting spot in Pokhara Nepal. This cave is named by the late king Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah.  Mahendra Cave is enriched with the variety of rocks (limestone) and the rocks sparkle when light strikes on it. Bats Cave is also nearer to Mahendra Cave. It is also known as the house of Bats.

  1. Sarangkot

Sarangkot is also another main attraction of Pokhara where tourist came for sunrise and sunset view. We can also see the different panoramic view of the mountain ranges like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and Ganesh. In this place different adventurous activities like Paragliding and Hiking can be done so number of tourist came to this place. And they can also see the magnificent view of Fewa Lake and Pokhara city. 

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