Pokhara, the 2nd largest city of Nepal offers a variety of things you can do as per your interest.
Here, are 10 things you would not want to miss out when you make your next plan to travel to this city.
- Fewa Lake:
The basic thing no one misses out is visiting this lake also known as Phewa Lake. Boating is an option available, to take a tour of this lake and visit the ‘Barahi Temple’ situated at the center of the lake.
2. Begnas Lake:
It is another beautiful creation of nature in the city of lakes where you can witness the reflection of Annapurna and Machhapuchre reflected in the crystal clear surface of this lake. It also facilitates the visitors with the pleasure of boating.
3. Devi’s Falls:
Also known as पातले छाङ्गो, it’s a waterfall which forms an underground tunnel which is 500 ft long and runs 100 ft below ground level. It is said that a swiss couple Davi went swimming but the woman drowned in a pit because of overflow and so it was named as Devi’s fall.
- Gupteshwor Mahadev cave:
Across the road from Devi’s falls, this cave consists of a huge stalagmite worshipped as a Shiva linga. All you gotta do is buy a ticket at the gate and clamber through a damp tunnel behind the shrine, you will be able to see thundering waters of devi’s falls.
- Chamero gufa:
Also called Bat cave and Mahendra cave, is located close to the Seti river. It is the large limestone cave whoch is famous for the bats that can be seen hanging by the walls.
5. Sunrise @ Sarangkot:
Anyone who comes to Pokhara doesn’t miss a chance to get to this place. To witness the sunrise and its gleaming rays making, the peaks of Annapurna range shine brighter and brighter as it rises higher in the sky.
6. Peace Stupa:
Also known as शान्ती गुम्बा, a Buddhist pagoda style located on a hilltop in Ananda hill is a place where you can find an immense inner peace of mind.
7. Bindhya Basini Temple:
It is located near Bagar, in Pokhara Nepal. It is one of the popular attraction in the city as people come here to worship the hindu deities Bindhya Basini.
8. Pokhara Museum: International Mountain Museum
With an objective of maintaining systematic records of the successful eight thousanders, geographic flora and fauna and human activities in the range, the IMM has been established at the foot step of fishtail peak and gateway to the mountain region.
9. Sports activities:
Pokhara offers many interesting and exciting sports adventures for the tourists both internal and external.
Some of them are:
- Parasailing/ paragliding
- Mountain biking
10. Live music:
At the end of the day, being a social animal, you might want to relax with your friends or family, not to disappoint you this city offers a variety of foods and beverages with live music performed by various artists in different restaurants which will surely make you groove and help make new friends along the way.
So, these are the things you can plan to do while visiting pokhara the gateway to the Annapurna circuit, a popular trail in Himalayas.
Let me know, in the comment section down below, which of the above mentioned things you wish to try out and if you already have what was your experience about it and also what topic would you like me to talk about in my next post.
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(Reference: some of the pictures were extracted from google for this post)