Pokhara or Pokhra, located 198 km west of Kathmandu, is the third largest city of Nepal. Referred to as ‘the city of lakes’, Pokhara is among the most popular tourist destinations of the country. It is surrounded by magnificent serene location and the great Himalayas. Beautiful lakes, waterfalls, mysterious caves, stupas, magnificent views and temples - Pokhara has everything to offer to its tourists. The city, blessed with incredible natural beauty, is a delight for people fond of trekking and rafting. Calm, compose and tranquil atmosphere of Pokhara amuses its visitors.
Pokhra Tourists Attractions
Phewa Lake or Fewa Lake, the second-largest lake of Nepal, is the most prominent tourist’s attractions of Pokhara. One can opt for recreational activities like sailing, fishing, swimming etc or can simply relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.
Named after the late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Mahendra Caveis famous for its rock types and stones. It is also referred to as House of bats.
Located near Pokhara airport, Gupteshwar or Gupteswar Cave is among the prominent tourist attractions of the place. It is believed that Shivalinga, a symbol of Hindu Lord Shiva, is present in the cave.
Located north of the Bus stand, Pokhra or Pokhara Museum reflects the culture, customs and traditions of ethnic groups of Nepal. War medals are also displayed in the museum.
Barahi or Bharahi Temple, located in the island, midst of Phewa Lake, is among the famous Hindu Temples of Nepal. The place provides tourists with a glimpse of Bhutanese architecture.
Seti Gandaki or Seti River, one of the wonders of nature, has resulted in numerous deep gorges - the prominent one among them is Seti Gorges. The panaromic view can be witnessed from Mahendra Pul, a span bridge influenced by British style.
Located near Lakeside, the Old Pokhara Bazaar is quiet vibrant. Just strolling in the market and witnessing Newar architecture and culture gives immense pleasure to the tourists.
Dedicated to Goddess Durga, Bindhyabasini or Bindyabasini Temple was built in 16th century by Newari traders. The oldest edifice of the place also encompasses a Shiva temple and Buddhists monastery.
Devi's Fall, also referred to as Patale Chhango (in Nepali) is a kilometer away from Pokhara. The place can be good picnic spot, especially during monsoon season.
Nepal Peace Pagoda
Located across the Phewa Lake, on top of the hill, Nepal Peace Pagoda or the World Peace Pagoda is the largest Buddhists stupa on the summit. The place offers a spectacular view from the top.