If you are in Pokhara and scratching your head looking for the places to visit, or if you are planning to go to Pokhara on your next vacation, then we might have answers for you in this blog.
Pokhara is a very beautiful city, which is located in the Western part of Nepal. Pokhara is also a valley surrounded by the Himalayas and Hills, and numerous lakes to count on in its surroundings. It’s the most popular destination for the tourist because the Pokhara valley has diverse landscapes for sightseeing with different adventurous activities to perform.
Summary of 10 things to do in Pokhara
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So, here we go for top 10 things, or places, not to miss in Pokhara besides Sightseeing:
What is more fun than boating in the beautiful lakes of Nepal? Fewa Lake is the 2nd largest lake of Nepal after Rara Lake of Mugu. In between the Fewa lake, there is a small island where a famous temple is established atop, called “Barahi Temple”. Many pilgrims reach to this temple every year. It is also a major attraction for, both, domestic and international tourists.
The best time for Boating in Pokhara is between October and February. On this season, you will see the awesome reflection of the Himalayan Range of PAnnapurna reflected in the Fewa Lake.
9. Ultra-lights Flight
Pokhara is a beautiful figure to view from the ground, but it looks more wondrous from the above the ground. Splendid bird eye’s view of the Pokhara is available from this flight. This is an ultimate adventure in Pokhara for all the visitors to be refreshed. These flights are operated from the Pokhara Airport. There are so comfortable that they can even land on a field or a dirt road. A spectacular view of magnificent lakes , mountains, villages is seen from this flight.
Paragliding is an another most memorable adventurous sports in Pokhara. Memories of paragliding will hug you for a long period of your life; gliding above the earth’s surface with majestic views of the Himalayas and the villages, the Valley, Jungles, and Lakes are simply a blessing to one’s eyes. Fulfill your dreams of being a Bird. Few minutes ride from Pokhara and you will you see Paragliders getting ready for Paragliding. The pilots will fly directly in front of the Mount Annapurna and Macchapuchhre.
7. World Peace Stupa
This is an ultimate figure/pagoda of peace in Nepal and worldwide. It’s also named as “World Peace Pagoda” in Pokhara. It was built by a Buddhist Monk from a Japanese organization, Nipponzan Myo after the World War II. During the World War, many people died – so – in the name of peace. Hence, he founded this symbolic Stupa against the violent activity happening in the world. It is built on a narrow ridge high above the Fewa Lake of Pokhara.
6. Begnas Lake
It’s an another impressive lake of Nepal, which lies in the Kaski district of Nepal. It’s located in the southeast of the Pokhara Valley. Here, visitors can enjoy their time boating and fishing in the lake. The Begnas Lake Resort in Begnas, only, is an awesome place to be while you are in Begnas Lake.
A famous touristic destination of Pokhara Valley, Sarangkot is 45 minutes away from Pokhara if you are traveling in the car. It’s 1592m high from the sea level. Sarangkot is five degrees cooler than the Pokhara as it lies at the top of the Pokhara Valley, you can see the mesmerizing views of the mountains, especially the Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapucchre (Mt. Fishtail), and not to forget – the valley itself with a sight of miniature Fewa Lake. This is the place from where the Paragliding is experienced. You can even see the lovely view of the sunset or the sunrise kissing the mountains from here.
4. Davis Falls
Davis Falls is one of the greatest attractions in Pokhara. It’s also called Patale Chango (underground falls). As per the name suggests, the water flows under the ground penetrating natural tunnels created by the – kinetic energy – of flowing water and finally connects to the Gupteshwor Cave, since hundreds of years beneath the land.
3. Mahendra Cave
Mahendra Cave is located in the north of Pokhara, the area known as Batulechaur. The cave is named after the Lake King of Nepal, Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. Here, we can see the mysterious shapes and images of Hindu god and goddess on the stone made with lime. As per the safety measures, here electricity is provided through the cave and even the additional torch is given for all the visitors. The surrounding here is covered with community forest. On this cave, you can see thousands of bats, resting in their usual upside position. This cave is also known as Bat Cave.
2. ZipFlyer Nepal
It’s one of the most attractive adventure activities in the Pokhara Valley. It has become one of the many, recommended, reasons to visit Pokhara and Nepal, as well. The ZipFlyer starts from the height of the 1625m above the sea level, in Sarangkot, and ends at 960m below. ZipFlyer in Nepal is the longest flyer in the whole world, which is 1860m long. At a flashing speed of 140km/h, you could enjoy your ride with the views of the Himalayas and the valley in the backdrop.
1. Pokhara Museum
This museum, in Pokhara, is called the International Mountain Museum of Pokhara, which is also the pride of the Pokhara Valley. It’s one of the biggest museums of the Nepal. The main purpose of the museum is to develop the tourism industry of Pokhara and gathering touristic information. It lies in the southern part of Pokhara valley and has many categories to offer and enjoy. The museum also includes the gallery of mountain people, villages, and the activities in Mountains and all.