Major attraction in Pokhara 

Things to do in Pokhara

In terms of tourist destinations, Kaski district is consider as the best district in Nepal. The historical city Pokhara is a short sport for tourists there are all the tourist spots. And these attract the hearts of domestic and foreign tourists Major attraction in Pokhara are:

(1) Fewa tal

The heart of the tourist city of Pokhara is one of the major tourist spots in Nepal. This lake is also one of the most beautiful lakes in Nepal. The area of ​​this lake is 10.1 square km. currently, due to various reasons, the area of ​​Puriere Lake is 4.43 square km. The reflection of the beautiful Machhapuchcher Himal can be clearly visible in this lake, which is about 24 meters deep. It is also Baidam Lake and Varahatal because it is located on the shore of Badam. And there is Talvarahi Temple in the middle of the lake.

(2) Patale Chango (David Fall)

David Fall is located in Chorepatan, Pokhara. The source of this water is Fevatal. The water coming out from the dam side of Phewatal falls here in the form of ash. And becomes thin and comes out in Fusrekhola. The swiss couple was bathing a little higher than this cliff because the dam of Fevatal was suddenly opened, and Mrs. David was carried away and died. It is said that since 2018 its name has changed to David Fall. The depth of this well is about 100 meters.

(3) Mahendra Cave

This cave on the north side of Pokhara Valley is located in Batulechaur of Pokhara. The cave area occupies about 46 ropanis of land. The cave is divided into two parts. Inside the cave, you can see the figures of the elephant’s trunk, cow’s breasts, Shivlinga, snake, etc. After King Mahendra entered this cave, he inquired about its name and after entering the cave himself, it was named Mahendra Cave. The length of the cave is 125 meters.

(4) Chamero Cave

Another important cave in Pokhara is Chamero Cave. This cave is located a little west of Mahendra Cave in Batulechaur, Pokhara. The structure of the cave is made of limestone and various shapes of idols, Shivling, Shripech, Ganesha, etc. can be seen inside the cave. Also, There are ten thousand bats inside the cave and you can enter through one hole of the cave and exit through another hole. From the point of view of internal and external tourism, thousands of people come to see this cave every year.

(5) Gupteshwar Cave

This cave is located in Chorepatan of Pokhara, it seems that the British Karsh Research Center also researched and published the facts about this cave in 1970, 1980, and 1982. Shilamurti with Shiva, Parvati, Naga, Ganesha, and Rat has been replaced as a natural wonder within a tunnel about 400 feet from the cave’s entrance. 300 feet below this statue, passing through the tunnel, you can reach the back part of Patale Chango and you can see beautiful scenery. It is understood as the holy land where Vatsayan Maharishi did penance. More than 100,000 tourists visit the cave annually.

(6) Vindhyavasini Temple

This famous Shaktipeeth is an important and attractive tourist spot in the Kaski district. From this temple site, one can have a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Which are in full bloom towards the north. Origin of Vindhyavasini Temple The then king Khadgawam Malla took the Chaitanya idol of Vindhyavasini from India while staying in Pokhara and said, “I find this place holy, I will not go away” and said that the idol was established in Pokhara. Similarly, Radhakrishna Temple and Shiva Parvati Temple are also built in this temple complex. This temple is built with Vajra in a stone mortar and is built in dome style. This temple has been considered as the old religious area and Shaktipeeth of Pokhara.

(7) Dharam sheela Buddha Vihar

Dharam Sheela Wudgha Vihar is located in Nadipur of Pokhara. Located in the Pokhara valley, this Wudghavihar has been maintaining many types of characteristics and identity. Inside this vihara, a square of sugar is placed on it, with the right hand of Vudgha sitting on Padmashan. And on the right and left of the statue, the idols of Sariputra and Maudgalyan are standing with both hands in salutation. It is said to have been obtained in the year 2040 courtesy of Sri Somchai Premsuk, a Thai monk, and his Thai devotees. The sculptures made in Thailand have made the temple beautiful.

(8) Vishwashanti Stupa

Vishwashanti Stupa is located at Andudanda of Pumdivhumdi in Kaski. To reach this stupa, one has to go west-south about 7 km from Mahendrapul, the main market of Pokhara. Although there are various routes leading to the stupa, one can reach the stupa area by climbing uphill for about 1 hour from Chorepatan David Fall.

Due to its high location and calm environment, this stupa has great touristic importance. From this stupa, situated on a picturesque high point in the southwest of Phewatal, one can clearly see the long range of glaciers extending towards the north. This stupa is considered a sacred place for Buddhist followers. It is believed that Nippon Jan Nyahonica monk Nichidapsu Fuji built World Peace Stupas around the world. And walked against nuclear and nuclear weapons.

(9) Harihar Cave

Located in the lap of the Annapurna range, northeast of Pokhara, this cave is in Balaam. Regarding the naming of Harihar cave, according to Swami Dharmananda Saraswati, “Aval Vramachari Amar Giri made a joint statue of Shiva and Vishnu at this place in accordance with Guru Digmwara’s opinion, with the aim of creating a sense of religious tolerance.

And coordination, taking into account the situation of discord between Shivamargis and Vishnumargis in Nepal in ancient times. It is named after Hari means Vishnu and Har means Shiva. Katus, Chilaune, Nareshwar, Simal, Mango, etc. densely forested cave is very beautiful. From here you can see Pokhara Valley and various glaciers.

(10) Tal Barahi Temple

This temple is located in the middle of Phewa Tal. King Kulamandan Shah of Kaski was told in a dream to serve himself by establishing himself in the middle of a lake. The temple is also of great tourist importance due to its location in the middle of the scenic Phewatal, which is full of natural beauty. It is one of the places where all domestic and foreign tourists visit Pokhara. The temple is built in the pagoda style, full of unique woodwork. You have to go to this temple by boat from Phewatal.

(11) Sarangkot

Located northwest of Pokhara Bazar, Sarangkot at an altitude of 1592 meters above sea level is famous for its scenic views. This place is considered very important for tourists coming to Pokhara. Even though it is a short distance from the city, from here you can see a unique view of the sunrise and sunset, a beautiful view of the mountains on the north side, and the view of Pokhara including the nearby Phewa Lake. A view tower has also been built here. Paragliding and cablecar tourists are also crowded here.

(12) Veganas Lake

Located in Lekhnath, the area of ​​this lake is 3.73 square km. After the construction of the dam in 2044, the area of ​​the lake increased by 153 hectares, and the area of the lake reached 373 hectares. This lake, which has a fish brown production center within a natural reservoir, is also a major tourist spot in Kaski. A panoramic view of Annapurna and Machhapuchcher can be seen from the shore of the lake.

In Satya Yuga, when the sages performed the Somayag Mahayagna near a lake when they were about to drink nectar and offer incense to the gods and the gods. They were disturbed by this Vedic act and a demon named Shankhasur took refuge in the Vedas from the place of sacrifice and took refuge with God for his protection. The task of protecting the Vedas was carried out by killing Shankhasura, who was lying in the lake to destroy it and in search of the Vedas. Thus, the lake that was supposed to vanish came to be called Vedanath lake (lake), which later came to be known as Begnas lake. Po is also a famous lake for fish.

(13) Rupa Lake

The area of ​​this lake in Lekhnath is 1.15 square km. With a depth of 4.5 meters to 6 meters, this lake is also beautiful. Seeing that a princess named Sukanya was serving the old blind sage because of a curse, Ashwini Kumar. He a heavenly sage, thought that he would rescue the girl Sukanya and make the body of sage Chyavan young.

After entering the pond, the sage’s appearance changed into a bright young man. In this way, the lake with the presence of Rishi Chyavan’s form is considered to be called Rupatal after being corrupted. It is believed that by taking a regular bath in the Chyawan Kund of the Chyawan Ashram built by this lake, various types of eye diseases can be cured.

(14) International Mountain Museum

This museum has been established in Ratopaihro of Pokhara with the support of the Ministry of Tourism. This museum was opened in It was done on January 22, 2060. The main 4 exhibitions in this museum were established with the purpose of informing domestic and foreign visitors through the museum about the historical facts of the highest mountains in the world.

And the brave climbers who climbed them and the customs, culture, geographical structure, flora, and fauna. And other activities of the people living to surround these mountains. Rooms are arranged. (1) Mountain standard room reflecting the mountain life of the world. (2) Mountain room providing various information related to international mountain ranges. (3) Mountain activity room reflecting various activities in the mountain area. And (d) Supporting and contemporary room.

(15) Gurkha Memorial Museum

This museum has been operated by keeping the items related to the bravery shown by the Gurkha soldiers after being recruited into the world. This museum is near the KI Singh Bridge in Pokhara. In this museum, the history of the Gorkhali army, and the various items used by them. And the achievements of the Gorkhali army have been collected. Similarly, The museum provides various knowledge and information along with entertainment to students and domestic and foreign tourists.

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Kapil Banjara

Kapil is been working for 7 years in the tourism industry as a professional tour guide. He is a resource person of Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism under Tribhuvan University for 8 years.
Kapil has also published a tourism-related book titled “Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism” from Buddha Publication. He has been completed his master’s degree in different social subjects such as Population Studies, Political Science, Educational Planning and Management, and sociology.

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