Pokhara or Pokhra is the third largest city of Nepal, inhabitated by around 200,000 people. Spread over an area of 47.5 miles, the city was once the city of Nepali rulers, the Mallas, around 250 years ago. Pokhara has become the main import and distribution centre of foreign and domestic goods, in the country. The city experiences heavy rainfall every year, though the temperature remains mild except from December to February, when it is actually chilling. All these and tourist attractions make Pokhra one of the most visited tourist destinations in Nepal.
Pokhra Tourist Attractions
Annapurna Regional Museum
A natural history museum, Annapurna Regional Museum preserves a comprehensive collection of butterflies and is located in Prithvi Narayan University Campus.
Bindya Basini Mandir
Dedicated to goddess Bhagavati, Bindya Basini Mandir is a temple thathas more of religious importance than of architectural.
Located around 1 km south of Pardi Dam on the lake Phewa, Damside, also known as Pardi, is a subsidiary of lakeside.
Named after the Mahendra Bridge, Mahendra Phul caters to every day necessities of the local people.
Pokhara or Pokhra Museum chiefly comprises of ethnographical collection, which is illustrated by jewellery, musical instruments and clothing.
Pokhraa Bazaar was set up by the Newari immigrants from Bhaktapur. On the way to the Bazaar, a visit to Bimsen Temple is also suggested.
Begnas Lake is located 13 km away from Pokhra, in the Siswa Village. It is the second largest lake in Pokhra Valley.
One of the most important tourist destinations of Pokhra, the Devi’s Falls is also known as Ptale chhango.
The Gupteswar or Gupteshwar Cave holds religious importance for the local Hindu community.
Mahendra Cave is named after the late king, King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. This cave is famous for its rich rock varieties, which sparkle when light falls on it.
Sarangkot along with its spectacular mountains and sub tropical climate offerpanoramic views to the tourist.
Phewa or Fewa Lake is located in Kaski district of Pokhara. It is the second largest lake of all lakes in Nepal and the largest and most beautiful lake in Pokhra.