Pokhara – a beautiful city in Nepal
The beauty, they say, lies in the eyes of a beholder. That might be true to something beautiful, but what you want to tell about something sublime. If there is something that challenges Biblical Garden of Eden in its splendor and magnificence, it’s Pokhara – the ultimate destination for the wanderlusts and those who appreciate, of course, beauty in its pristine glory.
The enchanting valley is situated at an altitude of 827 meters from sea level. An incarnation of the religious heaven, this celestial city is also known as the “city of seven lakes”. Located just 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, it is linked by Air and by road from Kathmandu and the Indian border Sunauli. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, five peaks of Annapurna and others Mountains. This is one of the few places in the world to provide such a dramatic view in a sub-tropical setting. The nearest snow-capped mountain, Fishtail, is less then 30 kilometers. Pokhara’s numerous lakes offer fishing, boating and swimming. The City offer more then 600 Place to Stay includes Hotel, Motel, Resorts, Lodge, Inn, Guest House, Home Stay, Cottage, Cabins, Apartment & Vacation Rentals. Most of the tourist standard hotels are located in Pokhara Lakeside.
City has a pleasent invigorating climate and can be visited any time of the year. Even during summer, the temperature does not rise above 30-32 degree Celsius. After the onset of monsoon, the temperature goes down considerably, cooling the valley.
How to go?
Situated 200 kilometers west from Kathmandu and is well connected by road and also by air. Can reached in 6 hours via bus and just 30 minutes by Airplane from Kathmandu. And it is also connected with Indo-Nepal border. There are daily bus services to Indian border of Kakarvitta in the east, Birjung, Biratnagar and Sunauli in the middle part, Nepaljung and Mahendra Nagar in the west.
Beautiful Sightseeing places
Caves and Water Falls
The Valley is famous for limestone caves such as Mahendra Cave, Gupteshwar Mahadev and others. Davis Fall is the most famous water-fall which comes to its gushing best just before disappearing underground.
Mountains and Hills
Like a divine painting from east to west, the breathtaking views of the world famous Himalayan ranges of Annapurna. Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and other appear so close as to make you feel that you can almost touch them. Sarankot, Kaskikot, Kalikasthan, Bharat Pokhari and the Pumdi Bhumdi Hills commands beautiful views of the valley and the mountains. The places are also vantage points to view sunrise and sunsets over the majestic Himalayan peaks
Lakes and Rivers
It is also known as lake city. There are seven famous lakes – Phewa or Fewa, Begnas and Rupa being the most well known ones. the glacial river Seti, flows right through the heart of the Pokharavalley and goes completely underground at certain places.Which is also called seti or white Gandaki because of the lime stones sediments that give the water a milky tint. This river cuts the deepest gorge in Nepal.
Temples and Monasteries
The Bindabasini Temple is the center of religious activity in the old bazaar area. Located right in the middle of the Fewa Lake, Barahi Temple attracts many tourists and Hindu pilgrims from Nepal and abroad. Another Hindu shrine is the Bhadrakali temple, which is situated on a small but beautiful hill with pleasant surroundings. Some other temples in are Narayan Than, Ram Mandir, Krishna Mandir, Kedareswor Mahadav Mindir Lamakhor Lakeside.
World Peace Pagoda , a massive Buddhist stupa, is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shores of Fewa Lake. Besides being an impressive sight, this shrine, built by Japanese, is a great vantage point offering spectacular views of the Lake as well as Pokhara-city.
Museums and Heritage sites
The Annapurna museum displays a large variety of butterflies, moths and insects and also cement-models depicting Nepal’s wildlife. The Annapurna museum is located inside the Prithivi Narayan Campus. The regional museum exhibits a variety of items that captures the culture and customs of different tribes and races of Nepal. The regional museum is located at Naya Sadak. The Mountaineering Museum provides detailed information on mountaineering expeditions in Nepal. The Mountaineering Museum is very new and it is located in Ghari Patan which is close to Himalayan Eye Hospital
Boating and Fishing
Boating and fishing are the most popular attractions of the Phewa lake. hiring a boat for a couple of hours and heading out to the other side of the lake bordering the forested hill and taking a swim can be the highlight of a warm day.
Adventure and trekking
Paragliding, Golfing, Boating, Swimming, Fishing, Micro-light aircraft, Bi-cycling and hiking in the hills are the most adventure activities in Pokhara. The valley is the starting point of some of the most popular treks in the country.
Culture of Pokhara
A dazzling mountains landmark in the west of Nepal is a melting pot of various ethnic groups comprising Brahmins, Chhetri, Newars, Magars, Gurungs etc vibrant in their respective cultures and in pure harmony.
Pokhara is also known as;
Paradise on Earth
Heaven on Hearth
Simply a Heaven
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