Pokhara or Pokhra is the third largest sub-metropolitan city of Nepal, after Kathmandu and Biratnagar. Pokhra is located around 198 km west of Kathmandu. The Seti Gandaki flowing across Pokhara divides it roughly in two halves. Before 1960s, the city was only accessible by foot and was considered more mystical place than Kathmandu. Numerous lakes are flowing through Pokhara, among which, the biggest one is Phewa Lake. The large hotels erected on the southern and south-eastern fringes of the city provide the best panoramic view. Pokhra provides adventurous sites for trekkers, rafters and kayakers, mountain bikers and for others, it is one of the most relaxing tourist spots in Nepal.
Pokhra Tourist Attractions
Bindhyabasini Temple is situated in the laps of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna ranges. It is one of the most popular temples in Pokhara, and provides an avid view of Pokhara city and the Himalayas.
Barahi Temple, located in the middle of Phewa Lake, is the prominent religious monument in Pokhara. It is accessible only through boats.
Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist Stupa erected on top of a hill. Beside the religious importance, it provides the amazing sight of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city.
Matepani Gumba is located on the top of the small forested hill. It is a marvelous Buddhist Monastry of Pokhara.
Pokhara is home to a spectacular waterfall known as Davis or Devi’s Falls, and is the only city which is known for waterfalls, in Nepal.