Pokhara : The Gem of Nepal

Pokhara, it’s one of the name that comes along with the name “Nepal”. It’s one of the most beautiful tourist destination and the second most visited city only after the capital Kathmandu. Sitting on the lap of The Annapurna mountain range with the view of the serene Phewa lake right infront of your window, it’s impossible to not fall in love with this place.

Strolling around the shores of tranquil Phewa Lake full of restaurants and shops with the tender breeze of cool waves coming down from those snowy crystal mountains is something that you can only get to experience in Pokhara. Phewa Lake is the most iconic thing in Pokhara with a Temple(Barahi Temple) sitting right at center of the lake, a popular temple travelled through a traditional boat. The gorges created by the white water river(Gandaki) in and around the valley is astonishing to look at.

Beside the amazing views of Mountains be ready to be astonished with the history and culture of this valley that you will see throughout the historic temples, stupas, museums and various monuments spread around the valley. International Mountain Museum and Gurkha Museum is definitely worth your visit. The warm and friendly local people and mouthwatering traditional food will make you feel at home.

 Pokhara is known for its laid back charm and houses many trendy bars , elegant cafes and many clubs that goes around till late night.  Also known as the gateway to many famous trekking trails into the Himalayas dominating the skyline with the spectacular panoramic view of tallest mountains like Machhapuchre (“Fishtail”), Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna.

To add more to it, Pokhara is a number one destination for adventure. Whether it be boating, treking ,  paragliding, zipline, bungee jumping, kayaking, skydiving and many more things that boasts a booming adventure-sports industry. Paragliding is arguably among the best in the world. So, it’s a never ending adventure once you are in Pokhara and it’s calling out to all the thrill seekers out there.

Another good aspect is that Pokhara is a very economic city and you can travel around even with a minimum budget. There are plenty of foreign-exchange offices and ATM lounge that accept foreign cards.

Pokhara is undeniably a complete package with amazing scenery, adventure sports, traditional culture and heritage, good accommodation with variety of cuisines. So, pack your bags and get ready on your adventure to Pokhara, absolutely worth your time and money.

Finally, don’t forget to bring back a souvenir from the local market as Pokhara produces one of the finest handicrafts in the country.    

Elevation1,400 m
DistrictKaski
Postal Code33700
Climatemoderate
Average TemperatureWinter: -2 to 15 degree Celcius
Summer: 25 to 35 degree Celcius
Next Stopping PointChitwan or Kathmandu
Major AttractionsPhewa Lake, Devi’s Fall, Begnas Lake, Mahendra Cave, Bindhyabasini Temple, Sarankot, Lakeside

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Last updated on May 8,2020

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