the city of lakes, is blessed with extreme natural beauty. It is located at
an altitude of 827m, 200 km west to Kathmandu valley. The city is famous for
the adventure opportunities it offers that include sightseeing, white water
rafting, kayaking and mountaineering.
Places to Visit
The Fewa (or Phewa) Lake
||West to Kathmandu Valley
||The Third largest city in Nepal
||Max- 35°C Min- 15°C
Phewa Lake, majestic in stretch and beauty, is the second largest
lake of Nepal. Foremost attraction in the lake is the pagoda style temple
which holds the shrine of Barahi or Water Goddess. Another attraction is the
amazing image of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Annapurna in the clear water of the
lake. One is advised to view the south-eastern side of Phewa lake for it has
the best views. Tourists can also indulge in activities like fishing and
canoeing. Several varities of fish can be found in the lake. Nearby forest
is the residence of numerous animals and birds.
Begnas Lake, the second largest lake of Pokhara Valley, is 13 km away from
Pokhara. The lake is a nice destination for the tourists who want to pass
some time in seclusion. They can indulge in activities like boating and
fishing.Nearby jungle is the residence of more than 150 dpecies of birds.
Water fowls can be observed from the northern part of the lake.
Gupteshwar Cave or Gupreswar Gupha, considered sacrosanct by the locals, is
2 km from Pokhara airport. The 3km long cave has some large hall-like rooms
and some passages where one is forced to crawl. A Shivalinga, phallic symbol
if Hindu Lord Shiva, is preserved in the cave.
One of the most famous tourist attractions in Pokhara is Davis Falls.
Source of water in Davis Fall or Patale Chango (in Nepali) is Phewa Lake.
The Fall looks very impressive specially during the rainy season. There is
also a cave near the falls.
A popular Pokhara tourist destination, Mahendra Cave has been named after
the late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. The cave has been fitted with
lighting system for convenience of the tourists. Mahendra Cave is known for
its rock types and stones that glitter when a beam of light hits them.
Many popular trekking routes in the region start and end in Pokhara. Longer
treks, which stretch for one to three week, like Annapurna Circuit,
Annapurna Sanctuary and Jomsom Trek commence in Pokhara.