The top places to visit in Pokhara | Where to go in Pokhara

2021-01-05 | Published By: Bold Himalaya

Pokhara is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations to celebrate a perfect holiday. It has seven lakes surrounded by beautiful green hills and the Annapurna Himalaya range. Get an amazing experience by visiting beautiful places as well doing leisure as well as adventure activities different things in Pokhara such as Trekking/Hiking, sightseeing, rafting, bungee jumping, zip line and many more

- Places to visit in Pokhara

Among all the naturally beautiful places of Nepal, Pokhara is also concluded as one of the most beautiful places to visit. As it lies in the hilly region of Nepal and also due to the moderate climatic condition many tourists come to visit this place situating between the old trading route between India and China. Pokhara has located 200km west of the capital city Kathmandu. As mountain elevation rises from 750 to 1000 meters where the temperature ranges from 30 degrees centigrade to -2 to 15 degrees in winter. Pokhara was a commercial center by the king of Kaski trading place on the routes from Kathmandu to Jumla and from India to Tibet.
Pokhara is generally called the home place of Gandharvas (the tribes of musicians). people feel a homely environment here. Pokhara is the best place to contemplate mountain life and its environment. Culture of the people their social norms and festivals have to attract the mind of tourists to find wonderful and amazing. Main tourism the destination for visitors visits from all over the world. People visit a location to travel to different attractive places. ( Phewa lake, Begnas lake, Devi’s fall, Annapurna conservation area,) and many other historical and religious places. Hotels and lodges present lakeside provides night sight view.

We can get a chance to taste traditional foods. also, tourists can observe traditional patterns of Nepali Batik arts, organic food, and homestays with an ancient and traditional style of living contributing to providing a homely environment. handicrafts. This city has been more famous among tourists adorned with bungee jumping sites mountain views, sightseeing trekking, rafting, and paragliding. Numerous temples and stupas of this valley have promoted this city all around the world. A favorable and suitable environment is present here welcoming people on the lap of the beautiful valley Pokhara.

- Phewa Lake / Talbaharahi Lake

Phewa Lake is the beautiful second-largest lake in Nepal situated in the south of Pokhara valley. Extending from the 4km length and 2 km length. This lake covers an area of 4.43km. Sunset over the lakeside and image reflect Mount Machhapuchre is the main attraction for tourists. This lake is the major attraction for those who are drawn to water sports or families who simply love absorbing the beautiful scenery.
People enjoy visiting the Tal Barahi temple in the middle of the lake and boating for the entire day. The eastern and northern part of the lake is linked with numerous hotels, restaurants, lodges, and souvenir and gears shops to pick something interesting for tourists. Beautiful and colorful boats on the lakeside catch the attention of the tourist. Though, boating, fishing, and swimming are also considered recreational to collect unforgettable moments among tourists.

Boats at Phewa Lake

- Devi’s Fall

Devi falls is also an attraction for tourists thousands of tourists and local people visit here for enjoyment and recreation. Water forms an underground tunnel 500feet and runs 100 feet below ground level this fall situated 2km southwest of Pokhara airport. Ground-level Nepalese name of this fall is Patale Chango, which means underground water.
Firstly this lake was named after a Swiss people Davis. People conclude that Devi’s husband was swept by a waterfall and Devi’s was never recovered. Story related to this fall has been retold many times but a fact hasn’t been recognized. Almost thousands of tourist visit here as spectacular sight. The best time to visit this fall is monsoon as the water level rises and can view rapid fluctuation of water in the fall.

- International Mountain Museum

To maintain systematic records of geographic flora and fauna, a mountain museum has been established as a gateway to this region. The basic objective of this is to record the document and mountaineering activities in the world in general and to preserve Himalayan peaks. The museum contains 3 exhibition halls (halls of greater Himalayas, halls of the frame, hall of world mountains. This museum includes the cultural and religious values of Pokhara and the way of lifestyle of the people of that place.

This museum is also devoted to mountains mountaineering and can observe ancient and historical facts. Under the museum, tourists can enjoy the Himalayan culture and the way of living of the people of the Himalayan region. Different types of fauna and medicinal herbs found in the Himalayas have been conserved and history, the geology of the Himalayan region, festivals of people primitive customs, and traditions have been preserved in this museum. Tourists can observe the model Mount Manaslu living museum. Mountain activities gallery and mountain people gallery were conserved here with a layout for promoting the achievements of mountaineers

- Sarangkot

From Sarangkot people can see panoramic sweep from the peaks of the Himalayas, Dhaulagiri (8167m) pyramid of Machhapuchre (6997m). It is situated 1600m above sea level everybody feels a surprising view from enjoying it. Many people came here to see dawn valley. When the sun picks out the peak and can enjoy paragliding with the Mountain View and natural greenery of Pokhara.
Paragliding from here is the perfect vacation spot affluent in beautiful lakes and Mountain View at a distance of 141km from northern direction Dhaulagiri can be seen and from southern part outlook village of Pokhara can be seen. Sarangot is mainly famous for paragliding as it has become one of the most tourist attraction centers of Pokhara valley. Not only this people can enjoy sunset and sunrise views over Sarangkot hill. During the time of flight, people can see an amazing view of green hills, and the entire Pokhara valley as paragliding services are provided in comfort and safety so we can take recreation fun without any hesitation.

In a nutshell, at Sarangkot April is the best time for paragliding in Nepal. Mountain Views such as Machapuchhre Annapurna Dhaulagiri, entire landscape, and geographical structures can be observed from here.

- Gurkha Memorial Museum

Gurkha memorial museum is a fascinating museum that captures the history of the Gurkha army and their contributions to Nepal. It was established dedicating respect to Gorkha armies. The outer feature of this museum is displayed with 100 photographic campaigns which are brought alive by different architectural features where details of the Gurkha Victoria cross can be viewed in an advanced form.
With different art galleries and interactive multimedia of Gurkhas soldiers, the incredible experience can be felt here. flowing through the city this gorge runs underground at a different place. Such a precious gem of Pokhara can make everybody’s trip life memorable and adventurous.

- Seti River Gorge

Seti river gorge is the best place to catch a glimpse of the Seti River which is situated just beneath the Gurkha Museum. This gorge is also a tourist site that would involve turning the location into a tourist destination as its positive part is that the beautiful greenery and dawn scene of the Seti river can attract or diverts the mind of the tourist as on the lap of beautiful nature.

- World Peace Stupa

World peace stupa is built on ancient pagoda-style located on the hill just above Phewa Lake. Tourists can reach there by hiring boats across the lake. Climbing for about 20-30 minutes where people can enjoy a beautiful scene of the sunset over a hill.
Climbing down from the Raniban across the suspension bridge and can enjoy the spiritual, scenic beauty. As built in the ancient pagoda style this stupa reminds us of the ancient architecture and monuments with a great view of the Annapurna range.

- Bindhabasini Temple

Fascinating site of investigator one of the most popular visiting places Bindabasini Temple Locally known as Bindhyabasini Mandir. This temple looks calmly over the beautiful lap of Pokhara. This temple is of the great importance of religious fervor dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati who is a popular deity.

Since its establishment, Bhagwati has been an object of worship here daily. Animal scarifies typically presents the large numbers of tourist coming to offer sacrifice on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Part-like looking structures and spectacular views can be observed over town Pokhara with a scene of impressive Himalayas.

- Mahendra Cave

Mahendra cave is named after King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev 1100 meters above sea level this cave is overlaid by conglomerates. This cave has grown long enough to connect interesting and familiar patterns and shapes. Surrounded by a quiet lovely botanical garden with an interesting view.

Based on Hinduism (greeted by sadhu), the entrance of the cave reminds people about the tortoise and attracts a lot of tourists with a tunnel that leads to places like KaliKhola.While at the exit point of the cave is green and fresh surrounded by a hill makes the view interesting. Due to this physical structure, everyone can feel excited which can make their trip more adventurous.

- Begnas Lake

Begnas lake situated southeast of Pokhara valley rises at an altitude of 650m including an average depth of 6.6m. It is the 2nd largest lake after Phewa lake of Nepal which is also the main tourist destination of Pokhara.
Due to natural freshwater lake water lever fluctuates, basically named as (Khudi Khola). It is surrounded by beautiful green hills popular to experience scenic beauty, boating, and refreshment

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