What to See in Pokhara Valley What to See in Pokhara Valley

WHAT TO SEE IN POKHARA VALLEY

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Devi's Fall

What to see: Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell’s Fall), Devi’s fall (also known as Devin’s or David’s) is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was skinnydipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again.

Phewa Tal / Phewa Lake

What to see: Phewa lake is the second largest lake in the kingdom, is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. The enchanting lake is an idyllic playground. The eastern shoreline of the lake, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam. One of the fascinating parts of lakeside is the splendid view of the mountains, especially when the still water reflects the peaks, creating a double image. 
What to do: Rent brightly painted wooden boats, kayaks or sailboats and ride around lakeside

Bindhyabasini Temple

What to see: Bindhyabasini temple is the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of shakti. Worshippers flock here to perform sacrifices, and especially on Saturdays the parklike grounds take on a festive fair.

Begnas and Rupa Lakes

What to see: The lakes are located about 15km from Pokhara at the end of a road that turns north from the highway to Kathmandu. Divided by the forested hillock called Panchabhaiya Danda, the lakes offer the perfect nature retreat because of their relative seclusion
What to do: Rent brightly painted wooden boats, kayaks or sailboats and ride around lakeside

Bhadrakali Temple

What to see: To the south of the Buddhist Monastery there is another small but beautiful hill and in this pleasant sylvan setting lies Bhadrakali temple which also merits a visit.

 

Seti Gandaki (River Gorge)

What to see: Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly 2 meters wide. But its depth is beyond imagination – over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow
What to do: Rafting or kayaking through the river

Barahi Temple

What to see: This is the most important religious monument in Pokhara. Built almost in the middle of Phewa lake, the twotiered pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protectress deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

An Old Bazzar (Ganesh Tole and Ram Krishna Tole)

What to see: Pokhara’s traditional bazaar is colorful and so are its ethnically diverse traders. In its temples and monuments can be seen ties to the Newar architecture of the Kathmandu Valley. Located about 4 km from Lakeside, the market’s original charm is alive and well.

British Gurkha Memorial Museum

What to see: Gurkha Soldiers joined the British Army since 1815 and later into the Indian Army after its independence in 1947. The museum concentrates on their history to current British Army and the Indian Army. The displays include hundreds of photos of the many campaigns they took part in and their regimental life. Displays are located on the 3-floor galleries. Displays also include uniforms they wore, items they used and medals they won.
Opening hours: Open daily 8:30am - 4:30pm
Entry fee: NPR 100, an extra NPR 20 if camera is used

Nightlife and Entertainment

What to see: There is not much of a nightlife in Pokhara other than dining. The town shuts down by about 10:30 in the evening. Some of the restaurants, bars and pubs that are becoming trendy in the area offers nightly Nepali cultural programs and live music.

International Mountain Museum

What to see: The museum exhibits the developments about mountains and mountaineering around the world. It also introduces the culture and lifestyle of mountain people, flora and fauna, in a way to present the traditional culture & values of Nepalese people.
Opening hours: Open daily 9:00am - 5:00pm
Entry Fee: Rs 400

The Pavilions Himalayas offer tours and experiences in and around Pokhara Valley, for costs and arrangements please contact our team, CLICK HERE.

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