Pokhara is a city on Phewa Lake, in central Nepal. It’s known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. Pokhara is a paradise blessed with panoramic views of the Annapurna range, especially its magnificent Machhapuchhre peak. A quiet city, with its tourist area on the shores of a quiet lake, is a destination in itself. The city is located approximately 200km west of the country’s capital, Kathmandu. Pokhara is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal. This easy One-Day Excursion - Pokhara Tour is a perfect way to relax in the Annapurna region and enjoy the amazing natural, historical and religious sites.
Phewa Lake is the travellers’ focal point in Pokhara, and is the second largest lake in Nepal. You might want to enjoy the reflection while paddle boating, row boating or kayaking on Phewa Lake. On a small island in the middle of the lake is the Barahi Temple and the East shore is lined with restaurants, pubs, hotels and shops.
After Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake is another popular lake in around Pokhara valley. The lake is one of the favourite sites of the tourists where you can see many tourists visiting here. Begnas Lake is a magnificent sight to behold. You’ll see how the lake is flowing in between the clean, green, and peaceful environment. It is the second largest lake among the eight of the lakes that are found in Pokhara valley. The lake is 10 meters deep (max) has covered a surface area of 3.28 sq. Km.
Davi's fall is a waterfall Located close to Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave on the other side of the World Peace Stupa that runs through the aforementioned cave. Also known as Patale Chhango, this waterfall marks the point where the Pardi Khola stream vanishes underground. These two Pokhara attractions, Mahadev Cave and Davis Falls, are situated very close to each other.
Sarangkot is the popular place in Pokhara and people don't miss this place for Sunrise, sunset, Mountains view and the Landscapes. It's better to go early morning for sunrise. Peace Stupa, like its name, this place is peace and also another best viewpoint in Pokhara for Mountains, sunrise, and the Pokhara valley.
Mahendra cave is another cave which is similar to Gupteshowr cave but bigger than it. Mahendra cave has stories behind so better to be with the guide and it's known as the interesting cave in Pokhara, Nepal. Bat Cave is very next to Mahendra Cave where you can see thousands of bats clinging to the ceiling. As you pass through the slippery dark cave, you'll see plenty of live fruit bats.
Pokhara has several caves and all these caves are home to the nocturnal flying Dracula known as the Bat. This cave is located a little far from the Mahendra cave in the west. Though the entrance is narrower but the inner part of the cave is wide enough. This cave is home to bats as it gives shelter to more than fifteen thousands of bats of different species.
Gupteshwor temple is a sacred place for the Hindu pilgrims. As a symbolic Shivalinga is preserved in the cave. It is believed the Shivling inside the cave is in the same position since it was explored. It lies 2 km away from an airport on the Siddhartha Highway leading southwest from the city. The cave has been divided into two sections. One part of the cave is 40 meters in length with natural caves and the Shivalinga. To reach the shrine you’ve to climb a thousand stairs.
After Tal Barahi, Bindabasini temple is another most popular temple and religious site of Pokhara. It lies at 3,000 ft above from the sea level. It is Hindu based religion temple built in a Pagoda style. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga also known as Shakti or Kali and many manifestations. Many Hindu people come to this temple for worshipping and marriage ceremony.
International Mountain Museum:
International Mountain Museum is another destination. If you want to learn and know how the Mountaineers climb mountains than it's a worth place to visit in Pokhara. Here you can get so much information about the ethnic groups, the major peaks, and the people who summited the Himalayas. Tibetan Refugee Camp, Monastery is a sort of culture place where you can see Tibetan Refugees settlement. This place is not like other poor refugee camps but you can see Tibetan peoples, and purchase their Pendants, jewelry, Thankas, handicraft items.
World Peace Stupa:
World Peace Stupa is located on the southern side of Phewa Lake in the top of the mountain. It is one of the best and popular hiking destination in Pokhara. Its obvious reason is from the top of the hill you’ll get the spectacular mountain views of the Annapurna range. Also, you’ll get an amazing view of the Pokhara valley at one side. The Peace Pagoda has four main Buddha statues. All these statues reflect four prominent stages of Buddha’s life.
Pokhara is a beautiful valley with various picturesque destinations and spectacular mountain views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and many more.
Upon our arrival in Pokhara, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m / 26,794 feet), Manaslu (8,156m / 26,759 feet), Machhapuchhre (6,993m / 22,943 feet), the five Annapurna peaks and others.