Pokhara is one of the best tourist hubs in Nepal. This post talks about the best places to visit in Pokhara. A tour in Nepal remains incomplete without visiting Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for serene lakes, caves, and natural waterfall and mountain views. It is the city from where we can see breathtaking mountain views including alluring Machhapuchhre ( Fishtail) and Annapurna Massif.
Best Places to Visit in Pokhara is a gateway to all major trekking trails in the Annapurna region and Jomsom region including Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, Jomsom Muktinath Trekking and many more. It is truly a naturalist’s paradise.
Tourists who have visited Pokhara inquire other tourists if they have visited Pokhara. If the reply is ‘Yes’ again the response is ‘You Must Visit Pokhara Again’. And if the answer is ‘No’, then the reply is ‘You Must Visit Pokhara Once’.
Ten Best Places to Visit in Pokhara
The lakeside of Pokhara is really majestic. Pokhara has several tranquil lakes and lush green vegetations. Moreover, the presence of facilitated hotels, restaurants, clubs etc makes this area more fascinating. This is an ideal area to spend a few days in the Best Places to visit in Pokhara. Valley of Pokhara is the natural city with Lake, Waterfalls, and View of Annapurna range also there popular for adventure things to do in Pokhara like Paragliding, Ultralight, Zip flyer and Bungee jump.
Imagine that Phewa Lake is not there in Pokhara, of course, Pokhara will be incomplete. It is a splendor of Pokhara. Boating at this serene lake experiencing lush green forest and some species of birds and animals like monkeys will be astounding. Floating on the tranquil lake for some hours will be a way of healing to your body and mind. The elevation of Phewa Lake is 742 m (2,434 ft) from sea level and covers an area of about 4.43 km2 (1.7 sqm). There is a Hindu temple named Tal Barahi Temple at the center of this lake.
Begnas Lake is a freshwater lake in Pokhara. It is known as the third largest lake in Nepal. It is surrounded by lush green forest and swamplands. Some part of this lake has been used for irrigation and caged fisheries. It is a popular tourist spot in Pokhara.
It is mesmerizing natural water in Pokhara. It swells during the summer. On 31 July 1961, a Swiss couple Davi went swimming but the woman drowned in a pit because of the overflow. Her body was recovered 3 days later in river Phusre with great effort. Her father wished to name it "Davi's falls" after her. Its Nepali name is Patale Chango, which means "underworld waterfall".
This natural falls is particularly popular for recreation and enjoyment. The cool breeze at the premises offers us such pleasant moments which pleases us. This is the source of water to Phewa Lake.
4.Gupteswor Mahadev Cave
It is considered to be a holy cave connected to Lord Shiva. It takes you through a narrow tunnel to different chambers of the cave and the end we feel the thrills of the water from Davi’s Falls. The cave inside is entirely damp and wet. The electric bulbs in the cave provide light.
Some of the people may find it a bit scary but it is a visit of worth. It is located just opposite of Davi’s Falls.
5.Mahendra Cave and Chamere Cave (Bat Cave)
This cave got its name after King Mahendra visited it. The Hindu devotees really don’t miss to visit this cave. There is a statue of Lord Shiva which attracts thousands of tourists.
Just next to Mahendra Cave, we can visit Chamere Cave or Bat Cave. It is ten minutes walk from Mahendra Cave.
If you are traveling via Pokhara to Pokhara, don’t miss the chance to taste the water of the Seti river. We find the color of the water is white because of limestone. The river offers you solitude for refreshment for a few hours. If you want, you can discover this river more.
This temple is a Hindu Pilgrimage site in Pokhara. Goddess Bhagawati is worshipped here. People also sacrifice goat, pigeon, and duck to worship goddess Bhagawati for prosperity and victory in their life. The temple is more significant to domestic travelers.
8. World Peace Pagoda (Bishaw Shanti Stupa)
This is one of the most spectacular of the best places to visit in Pokhara. There is a massive Buddhist stupa on the top of the hill to the southern shore of Phewa Lake. World Peace Pagoda is really impressive. It is not only impressive but it is a popular vantage point. which offers us astonishing views alluring Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna Massif. This is a worth visiting stupa in Pokhara.
9.International Mountain Museum
The International Mountain Museum has an in-depth information about mountains and lifestyle there. You will have the chance to know better about the mountain in Nepal including the top of the world, Mt. Everest. The mountain lovers find this museum a rewarding and worth visiting.
Sarangkot is a hill station and also a popular vantage point. It offers us breathtaking views of sunrise and mountain peaks especially Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Massif. It is two hours walk from Pokhara and if you choose to drive, it takes half an hour to get the viewpoint.
Sarangkot is also a popular station for Paragliding. Adventure lovers love to hover the air in the sky freely for half an hour and finally they will land at the edge of Phewa Lake. Their flight video is recorded and given them. While paragliding, they can witness beautiful Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake, alluring landscapes and mountain peaks.