Pokhara is one of the most beautiful tour valleys of Nepal. It is a sub-capital of Nepal, located in the middle of the hilly region of Nepal where thousands of people visit every year. Pokhara has 5 major lakes. Among them, Phewa Lake and Begnas Lake are the major tourist-attracting lakes. Likewise, Bungee Jumping, Sarangkot Paragliding, Sightseeing of David Falls, etc. can be done in this valley.
Pokhara is located at nearly 200 km from Kathmandu Valley. It takes nearly 4-5 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. Tourists also visit Pokhara to see the mountain ranges: Annapurna Range and Mt. Machhapuchhre. It is a destination where every tourist wants to do multiple holiday activities like sightseeing, visiting Mahendra Cave, paragliding in Sarangkot, rafting, honeymoon tour, boating in lakes (Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, etc.), Fishing, International Mountain Museum add night parties. Though Pokhara is a crowded city, it is quite a calm and peaceful one as well compared to cities like Kathmandu.
Pokhara is one of the most expensive cities of Nepal, and it is also the gateway to Muktinath Tour and Upper Mustang Trek. Similar to other areas in Nepal, Pokhara also offers a vast diversity of castes and ethnicity.
When you go for boating in Phewa Lake, do not forget to visit Tal Barahi temple, which is located exactly in the middle of the Phewa Lake. Boating in twilight in Phewa Lake brings great joy to people.
Things to do and see in Pokhara
- Mountain views
- Phewa Lake
- Begnas lake and Rupa Lake
- Barahi Temple
- World Peace Stupa
- Seti Gandaki
- Devi’s Fall
- Gupteswar Gupha
- Mahendra Gupha
- Robert’s Aviary
- The Old Bazaar
- Bindhyabasini Temple
- The Tibetan Refugee Settlement