Exploring Pokhara: Unveiling the Gems of Nepal’s Lake City

Pokhara is a remarkable place of natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 827m from the sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu valley, the city is known as a center of adventure. This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambiance of peace and magic.Pokhara city tour cover entire famous touristic places in Pokhara, from the majestic Himalayan ranges, sunrise, temples, stupas, cultures, and beautiful Fewa Lake.

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SARANGKOT SUNRISE: – Sarangkot is the most popular tourist destination from where the tourist can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley and the magnificent view of the mountains. Sarangkot is only 5 km from Lake Side, Pokhara. Sarangkot is the highest viewpoint for a sunrise and it is just 1,592m high. Is is 5 degrees cooler than Pokhara. It can be reached easily by 45 minutes by a car ride to the top from Pokhara and then 45 minutes hike up to the main viewpoint.

GUPTESHWOR CAVE: – This Cave divided into two parts. First parts are about 40 meters long; there are a natural cave and temple of Lord Shiva to visit. In this first part, you are not allowed to take photos. Next parts start after temple which way goes to the downside if Devi’s fall, the distance about 100 meters from the second entrance, from there you can see the view of Davis Fall as well as natural rocks, Electric lights are managed for the convenience of the visitor. After the Lord Shiva temple on second parts of this Cave, you are allowed to take photos. Second parts are closed during 4 months of Monsoon (June, July, August, and September)

DEVI’S FALL: – On 31st July 1961 A.D. in the afternoon a sudden flood from Fewa Lake swept away a Swiss citizen Mrs. Davis who was taking a bath with her husband beside it. He was flawed and dead. It has been taken its name “Devi’s fall” Length: 500 meters underground water flow. Depth: 100 Feets. More attractive months: June, July, August and September. Most people pronounce Devi’s fall as Davi’s fall. Locally known as Patale Chhango.

FEWA LAKE: – Phewa lake and water sports are the main tourist attraction of Pokhara city and the north shore of the lake has developed into a tourist district, commonly called Lake-Side, with hotels, restaurants, and bars catering to the tourists. The water from Phewa Lake outlet is used to generate electricity. The Phewa Power House has located about 1.5 km (0.93 mi) from the southern part of the Phewa Lake. A part of the lake is also used as commercial caged fisheries.

SETI RIVER: – the Seti originates from the snowfields and glaciers around the twin peaks of API and Nampa in the south facing slopes of the main Himalayas. The area is near the tri-junction of the borders of Nepal, India (Kumaon, Uttarakhand), and China (Tibet). The river first flows in a south-easterly direction, then turns and flows in a south-westerly and finally south-easterly again before joining the Karnali or Ghagra River. It has cut a spectacular gorge across the Mahabharata Range and appears to be lost amongst caves and tunnels for a short distance. The roaring Seti River passes right through Pokhara, but you won’t see it unless you go looking. The river has carved a deep, narrow gorge through the middle of town, turning the water milky white in the process. At points, the gorge is less than a meter across and the river gushes by more than 50m below street level. The best place to catch a glimpse of the Seti River is the park near the KI Singh Bridge, just north of old Pokhara on the road to Balachaur.

BARAHI TEMPLE: – This is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa Lake, the two storied pagodas is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

WORLD PEACE PAGODA: – The pagoda is a massive Buddhist stupa and is situated on top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city. You can get there by crossing the lake by boat and then hiking up the hill.

INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN MUSEUM: – The International Mountain Museum is one of the best Pokhara tourist places that is very air spacious. It has plenty of rooms to visit at leisure and several items are exhibited. There are a lot of things to learn about and gain that extra knowledge.

CHAMERO GUFA: – Chamero Gufa, whose English translation is the Bat Cave is a famous Pokhara tourist visit place. It is known because it is a natural habitat of the horseshoe bats residing in the cave. The bats are all over the walls and the ceiling. The cave is formed of limestone and has a single entrance and a single exit. Several tourists visit this place in search of adventure. There is a belief that only people who have not done any sin should pass through the exit. The cave is surrounded by nature and forests.

GORKA MEMORIAL MUSEUM: – The Gorka Memorial Museum, located in British Gurkhas Gpo, Pokhara, Nepal, is another well-known place to visit in Pokhara. The main theme of the museum has to do with the history about how the Nepali military fought with bravery. The museum has a collection of all the weapons that were used by the military force. No photos are allowed inside the museum. There is quite an interesting history behind the stories of the military. It is perhaps the only museum that truly glorifies the struggles of the military personas in Nepal.

ANNAPURNA BUTTERFLY MUSEUM: – The grounds of the Annapurna Butterfly Museum is located in the premises of a local University named Prithivi Narayan Campus. Once you reach the museum, you will be able to see hundreds and thousands of species of butterflies that you have probably never seen before and it is one of the famous Pokhara tourist places. Not only butterflies, you also get to see butterflies, insects, arthropods. The collection is displayed in different drawers so it is easy for visitors to locate and recognize and learn about them.

BEGNAS LAKE: – The lake is a heavenly abode, and with your loved one it becomes even more interesting. You can watch the mountains and the lake and the greenery and much more.

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