Pokhara is the paradise of the natural scenery in Nepal. It’s been known as the city of Lakes with a spectacular snowy view and covered the surroundings by greenery makes tourists a memorable moment. In Pokhara, the Annapurna region is the starting point for the trekking. It gives you a new experience to adventure the Himalaya ranges with a romantic climate. Pokhara has a viewpoint like hill station Sarangkot to feel and mesmerize the beauty of nature. It’s been center of attraction of so many historical museums, temples, and architecture throughout the world. Here some of the interesting and amazing facts are listed out about Pokhara.
1. The Land of Lakes and Mountains
Pokhara is famous for its beautiful scenic lakes and mountain. The lakes like Phewa and Begnas along with the other nine lakes and mountains like Annapurna Himalayan Range, Nilgiri, and Mt. Machhapuchchhre and other 20 incredible mountains can be visited and feel the natural vibes in them. It’s been called 'Land of Lakes' or the 'city of Lakes' in Nepal due to its impressive and attractive lakes situated in between the mountains that are covered with snow, and surrounded by greenery. Pokhara has been the best tourist place to get relaxation. Sailing in the colorful boats on the lake with the amazing backdrop of the mountains will always be a memorable moment.
2. The Picasso of Pokhara!
The Barahi temple situated in the middle of the Phewa Lake is one of the best places to visit in Pokhara. It is like the Picasso of Pokhra! It is located in the Kaski District of the Gandaki zone in western Nepal. The people near Barahi temple worship the Goddess Durga. Here we can see both Hindu and Buddhist followers visit for worship. The view of the temple in the middle of the lake is so admired. You can’t express them in your words. Don’t miss to take pictures while you are in the Barahi temple.
3. The Paradise view for Nature Lover
The view from the highest point of the mountains in the early morning is like a heavenly feeling. You have to sacrifice some of the valuable times in the early morning for the most admirable and romantic morning vibes that the first sunray hits the mountains. When you are in Pokhara don’t miss to visit the hill stations like Sarangkot Hill, Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri range, Manaslu Range or any other hill station to witness the morning vibes of the sun. We should never miss the chance to feel and mesmerize the beauty of nature. It’s an amazing and awful experience that can’t be described in words.
4. The Museums to be admired
Pokhara is also famous for its historical museums. It is also known as ‘The City of Museums’. There are so many museums in Pokhara. Here some of the most famous and popular museums throughout Nepal are Pokhara Regional Museum, International Mountain Museum, Annapurna Museum, and the Butterfly Museum. The International museum located in Pokhara. Every year more than seventy thousand international and neighbor tourists visit this museum. You can see the culture, geologies, displays of history, and the Himalaya ascents are displayed. The Annapurna Butterfly Museum also welcomes you with its more than 660 varieties of species of butterfly. The museum was established in 1965 in the city of Pokhara.
5. Pokhara’s Insane Zip Flyer
After completion of all your destinations and tourism places, you must take a part in this Pokhara's uttermost zip-lining. The zip flyer in Pokhara is the tallest, fastest, and steepest in the world. You are going to be mad after having this zip lining trip. If you are crazy about your life then zip lining makes life craziest moment and trip forever. You can cover almost all beautiful and thrilling site views while you having this zip lining. It has a maximum speed of 120 km/hr, with a vertical height of 610 meters. Ziplining is one of the top sites seeing which makes you a count on it.
6. Seti - The Mysterious River
The Seti Gandaki River is the holiest river in Nepal. It is also known as the Seti River. It is located in the western Nepal. The Seti River is close to so many holy places and takes part in so many Hindy mythology stories. The river starts from the base of the Annapurna and flows southeast of Pokhara. Some of the tributaries of Seti River are Khudi Khola, Pudi Khola, Souraudi Khola, Mardi Khola, etc. The epic book Mahabharata's writer Veda Vyasa was born on the bank of Seti River in Damauli.
7. Devi’s fall: The fall named after David’s Death
Once a foreigner named David was on the tour of Pokhara valleys. He had his wonderful and memorable moments in Pokhara, suddenly flood gates are opened and he slipped into that fall which takes to the underground passage and no one had found him again in that fall. It is like a Hell’s fall and it is also known as Patale Chango. Devi’s fall is the most beautiful waterfall surrounded by slippery rocks and lush greenery. It gives you the most exciting turns in between of the fall. No one should Miss Devi’s fall while you are on the trip of Pokhara. Devi’s fall gives you lots of memories with its unique atmosphere.
8. To get in touch with traditional vibes - Visit the Old Bazaar
The old bazaar is located about 4 km north of lakeside of Phewa Lake. In this old bazaar the houses are built in Newar architecture using red brick and sell their goods, and some sell rare architecture furniture. The old bazaar is famous for its Newari style of architecture and design. Once it was the main trading and commercial zone which is located between Tibet and Kathmandu. You can find nativity and culture of the Nepalese atmosphere you cannot find it in nowadays in lakeside and in between hundreds of hotel. There is a temple known as Bindhyabasini Temple. Here locals worship Bhagwati as Goddess and every Saturday there will be a sacrificed in the temple.
9. See World Peace Pagoda through Zip Line
The World Peace Pagoda is also known as Shanti Stupa. In Sanskrit, Shanti means peace. Hence the shanti stupa means Peace Pagoda. Shanti stupa was built as a symbol of peace. It is situated at the height of 1100 meters on the Anadu Hill. There are two of the Peace Pagoda’s in the world: Shanti Stupa in Lumbini, and Shanti Stupa in Pokhara. It becomes one of the best and pleasant tourist attractions in Pokhara. The panorama view of the Annapurna Range makes your heart with lots of joyfulness. You can witness the World Peace Pagoda with lots of experiences with the help of zip line you can visit the Pagoda.
10. Pokhara’s Mystic caves
Pokhara has numerous rock-cut caves. The caves have been formed due to the flow of water action. Pokhara cave stimulates a view of an entirely different city hidden under the caves. Pokhara is famous for its ten mystical caves. But the Bat’s cave or Chamera Gupha becomes one of the popular tourist places in Pokhara. The cave is made up of limestone. The cave Mahendra cave is also a popular cave which is next to the Bat’s cave. In the middle of the Mahendra cave, there is a statue of Lord Shiva, which is nearly 600 years old. The people who come to the Pokhara do visit the caves along with a good guidance.
11. Never miss trekking experience in Pokhara
Pokhara is one of the best places trekking in Nepal. The city has a panorama view of high mountains and beautiful scenery of morning vibes. Pokhara offers you Annapurna, Machhapuchare, Nilgiri and some other mountains for the best trekking experience. While having trekking you may lead to the villages and you can learn and experience their culture and their traditions. There are some major trekking places like the Everest region, Annapurna Region, Langtang Region, Mustang Trekking. There are multiple trekking choices available in Pokhara, ranging from day hikes to week-long treks. Don’t miss trekking in Pokhara.
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