Top 5 Places to visit in Pokhara
The beautiful city of Nepal, where you can embrace the beauty of nature. Pokhara is the land of the Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers and valorous warriors who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. The Thakalis, another important ethnic group here, are known for their entrepreneurship.In Pokhara you can experience the best in trekking, boating, hiking, pony rides, paragliding or simply relax at one of the lakes near the city with the stunning Annapurna mountain range at the background.
Davis Fall: The most famous tourist hub in the city locally known as Patale Chango, which means “underworld waterfall”. The waterfall has a length of 500 meters and depth of 100 feet. Though the waterfall flows all year round it is best viewed from June to September. An interesting note about the waterfall is that it runs down some rocks before disappearing into an underground tunnel leading to Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. On July 31st 1961 a Swiss husband and wife were swimming just up from the waterfalls. The woman, Mrs Davis, was pulled by the current and fell to her death down the water. Her body was found after a large effort. Since then the waterfall has been called Davis Falls.
Bat Cave: Bat Cave is also one major tourist spot in Pokhara. In Nepali language it is also called “chamera gufa”. It is a habitat for large population of the nocturnal flying mammals known as Bats; it shelters to more than 10 thousand bats of different species. The cave is made of up the limestone and there is the provision of the torch and the emergency lights for the view of the cave. Also, there is the provision of the guides for the assistance. Apart from it’s attraction, it is also rich in greenery as the surroundings of the cave is covered by the forest. It is open every day of the week for visitors.
Sarangkot: Sarangkot is a village just above Pokhara, It is renowned for its mezmerizing panoramic Himalayan views. Sarangkot is also the hotspot of paragliding. Aside from chilling out and taking in amazing views of both the mountains and Phewa Lake on the other side, Sarangkot offers a nice glimpse into the peaceful, slow village life and more. The main village is just below the ridge, but a set of steps leads uphill to a dramatic viewpoint, the site of an ancient kot (fort). There’s a ruined fort at Kaskikot (1788m), a one-hour walk west of Sarangkot along the ridge road, with similarly jaw-dropping views.
Peace Pagoda: A Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist Stupa, a monument to inspire peace, designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds, and to help unite them in their search for world peace. Shanti Stupa is the shrine build as symbol of peace. Shanti Stupa in Pokhara has also become a tourist attraction. It provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city and the Fewa Lake. The pagoda is 7 kilometers from Mahendrapool, the major business spot in Pokhara. There are several ways to reach the peace pagoda.
Fhewa Tal: Fhewa Tal is one of the major tourist spot in the Pokhara Valley, therefore the lake is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake. The Taal Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake. The lake is also famous for the reflection of mount Machapuchre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface. You can take to the lake in one of the brightly painted doongas(boats) available for rent at Lakeside. Many people walk or cycle around the lakeshore – the trek up to the World Peace Pagoda affords breathtaking views over the tal to the mountains beyond.