Pokhara, one of the picturesque valleys of Nepal. This valley has got everything inside it from captivating nature to wild adventurous sports activities, and not to mention, Pokhara has also several historic sites. There are unlimited things that one can do in Pokhara.
Below is the list of things that you should do in Pokhara:
Visit Sarangkot for radiant Sunrise and Sunset View
Sarangkot Viewpoint is located on a mountain ridge at an elevation of 1,600 meters. You will get to witness heartwarming view of sunrise and sunset along with the stunning view of the Himalayas from here. This is one of the most popular places of Pokhara.
Sarangkot is also famous for Paragliding where the thrilling adventure of flying in the sky begins. People also came here for a short hike.
No doubt the most spectacular thing that Pokhara offers is the stunning views of some of the world’s largest and beautiful mountains. You will get to see panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219m) Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Lamjung Ranges (6,822 m) and many more.
Although you don’t have enough time on your hand to go on the adventurous trek to see these mountains closely, don’t worry Pokhara will not let you down.
Boating on the Phewa Lake
Phewa Lakes is the second largest lake of Nepal, and it is also one of the main attractions in Pokhara. The eastern shore is popularly known as Lakeside where you will find several hotels, cafes, and souvenir shops to roam around.
Don’t forget to go on a boating on the Phewa Lake where you will see the gorgeous shadow of Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m) on the lake. The ride is worth going on and definitely fill your soul with the calmness. You can also visit the Island temple located in the middle of the lake.
Have some relaxing time at Rupa Lake and Begnas Lake
The other enchanting lakes of Pokhara, Rupa Lake & Begnas Lake are located around 15 km away from Pokhara. The lake is divided by a forested hillock called Panchbhaiya Danda. Although, these two lakes are smaller than the Phewa Lake still they are more scenic and less crowded.
You can go on boating and can also do fishing. These are less touristy kind of area so, if you are looking for some alone time, you can visit this place.
For the best view of the lake visit the ViewPoint (Bejnas Information Centre) near Sundari Danada, which will cost you a few bucks.
The most important religious monument of Pokhara, Barahi Temple is built on the middle of the gorgeous Phewa Lake. Barahi Temple is a two-storied pagoda, devoted to the boar manifestation of Ajima, which is a deity representing the female power. You can see devotees mainly on Saturdays.
Davis Fall & Gupteshwor Cave
Davis Fall is another popular attraction of Pokhara located almost 2 km southwest of Pokhara airport. You will see a superb waterfall falling on the high speed that will thrill your body in the excitement. The atmosphere is surely refreshing and happy.
Likewise, on the opposite side of the Davis Fall, you will see Gupteshwor Cave, which is considered to be Nepal’s longest cave. This cave was discovered in the 16th century, and the main entrance was not built until 1991. The cave contains several shrines and statues dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Hindu deities.
The cave will take you all the way down to a beautiful waterfall. However, be careful while walking inside the cave because as it descends down the path becomes more slippery and uneven.
Another wonder of Pokhara, Mahendra Cave is located near to Seti River, is a large limestone cave of Nepal. It is known as the rare example of a cave system in Nepal that contains stalagmites and stalactites. You will find the statue of Hindu deity, Shiva inside the cave.
Peace Stupa (Short Hike, Sunrise, Sunset, Meditation, and Yoga)
Peace Stupa is a Buddhist Stupa built to showcase the people of all races and creeds within the world with a motive to unite them for the world’s peace. Inside the World Peace Pagoda, there are four statues of Buddha that shares the four incidents of Buddha’s life.