Pokhara or Pokhra is the third largest city of Nepal (after Katmandu and Biratnagar). It is considered as a core of adventure and culture in Nepal. The wonderful city is located at a distance of 198 kms west of Katmandu. After the completion of Siddhartha Highway in 1968, the tourism grew rapidly in Pokhara and since then, it is mostly famous for its attractive tourist destinations. Among the major tourist attractions of Pokhra are Phewa Lake, Temple Of Tal Varahi, Devi Falls, Sarangkot,Bindyabasini Temple, Mahendra Caves and International Mountain Museum.
Pokhra Tourist Attractions
Phewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal. It is famous for restaurants and pubs along with boating, sailing, swimming and bird watching.
Temple of Tal Varahi
Temple of Tal Varahi is located in the middle of the Phewa Lake. Tourists can reach the temple through any of the colourful boats available from Varahi Ghat.
Devi Falls is locally famous as Patale Chhango or Hell’s fall. It is particularly famous for pre-monsoon swimming.
Sarangkot is located to the north of the Phewa Lake. It is famous among tourists for its historical significance.
Bindhyabasini or Bindyabasini Temple is the oldest structure in Pokhara. It was built by Newari traders during the 16th century.
Mahendra Cave is locally famous as ‘the House of Bats’. It is known for its unique formations.
International Mountain Museum
International Mountain Museum is considered as a hub of mountaineers, adventurers and summiteers coming from many parts of the world.