Pokhara Nepal Tourism sector has got a lists of beautiful places to visit in Pokhara. It is the second important city in Nepal after the capital city, Kathmandu. This city is Nepal number 1 adventure and leisure destination. It is also a gateway to the Annapurna circuit, a popular trial in Himalayas. Pokhara city lies on Phewa Lake, in the central Nepal. It is a really beautiful city having numerous lakes, shadow of some of the prominent Himalayan Mountains and scenic beauty of the nature.
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Make sure to add some days to your trip to explore beautiful Pokhara city. Here are the lists of some of the beautiful places to visit in Pokhara.
Temple of Tal Barahi
Tal Barahi Temple is a two story pagoda temple lying in a small island on the south east section of Phewa Lake in Pokhara. It is the Hindu Temple of Goddess Durga, the protector of the gods. As the temple is on a small island in Phewa Lake, the only way to visit it is by boat. This temple is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Nepal. Many Legends gave different stories behind the establishment of this temple. It is the main center to promote Pokhara Nepal Tourism.
Another important place regarding Pokhara Nepal Tourism is Phewa Lake. Phewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal. It is a freshwater lake in Nepal. Tal Barahi Temple lying in the middle of this lake is the major attraction of Phewa Lake. You can see a numbers of boats in the Lake. Those boats are available for rents so that one can sail around the Phewa Lake. One can also enjoy the majestic view of the reflection of Fishtail and other mountains in the Lake.
Rupa Taal is the third biggest lake in Pokhara valley of Nepal. It is a freshwater lake lying in the south-east of Pokhara valley. This lake supports a number of floral and faunal species. This lake also provides enough space for boating experiences for national and international visitors. Its watershed area is 30 km square. The main inflow of the water is from Talbesi Stream whereas Dobhan khola is the feeder stream with its outlet Tal Khola at Sistani Ghat.
Begnas Taal is the second biggest lake in Pokhara. It is a freshwater lake lying in the south-east of the Pokhara Valley. The water level of the lake seasonally fluctuates due to rain and is used for irrigation. This lake is quiet, clean and peaceful. Not only for boating, this lake is popular for fishing too. You can see some local people fishing in this Lake.
Sarangkot is a popular tourist destination in Pokhara from where one can enjoy the great view of the Pokhara Valley. It is the village just above Pokhara. Sarangkot offers a spectacular view of one of the largest mountain ranges in the world, the Annapurna Range. In recent years, Sarangkot has become a hotspot for paragliding. It is also the launching point for the longest and the fastest Zip line. In addition, there is also a small Shiva Temple at the top of the mountain that acts as a hub of celebration on important festival days.
Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda style monument on Anadu Hill. This shrine was built as a symbol of peace. It also provides the panoramic view of the Annapurna Range, Pokhara city and Phewa Lake There are several ways to reach the Pagoda. There are hiking trails, cycling track and black topped road to the stupa.
International Mountain Museum
International Mountain Museum is another great attraction for the visitors in Pokhara. The museum contains three main exhibition halls: Hall of Great Himalayas, Hall of Fame and Hall of World Mountains. Inside the museum, there are exhibits on famous peaks, descriptions of famous mountaineers, the culture and lifestyle of mountain people, flora and fauna including geology, in an attempt to represent the traditional culture and values of the Nepalese people.
Gurkha Memorial Museum
Gurkha Memorial Museum covers the Gurkha history from the 19th century Indian uprising through two world wars to current day disputes and peace keeping missions with a fascinating display on Gurkhas who have been awarded the Victoria Cross model.
Bindyabasini Temple is one of the oldest temples in Pokhara. This temple has a great religious importance to Hindu religion. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Around the temple, there is a big tree which provides quiet sacred environment and spiritual feeling to the people. The ornate structure of the temple is surrounded by the park like landscape. In addition the fresh scent of Dhup adds pleasure to the atmospheres.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
The cave is considered as an adobe of Lord Shiva and is locally known as Gupteshwor Mahadev Gufa. All the statues and the portraits found inside the cave are natural. The inside of the cave mostly consists of deposition of calcium carbonate dissolve from surrounding limestone along with ground water which is found in most of the caves.
Thousands of visitors visit this place for recreation and enjoyment. One can find a model of traditional typical Nepali houses and a series of statues of Nepalese people wearing traditional dresses where visitors can click photos. Davis Fall is a small waterfall that runs through the mysterious cave. The interesting thing about the waterfall is that it runs down some rocks before disappearing into an underground tunnel leading to Gupteshwor Mahadev cave.
The cave got its name from King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. This cave was discovered in the Late 1950s by young shepherds of Pokhara. The cave’s corridors are completely dark with continuously dripping water overhead. The cave is formed in limestone, which falls to the ground and continuously forms electrical sparks. Due to the darkness, artificial lighting is provided inside approximately half of the accessible cave.