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Pokhara valley Tour | Best things to do in Pokhara

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Overview

Nepal is a country blessed with places that resembles like heaven. Among them is Pokhara which is also known as the city of lakes or the most beautiful city of Nepal. It’s the second largest city of Nepal located at an elevation of 820m. And 200 km west from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu Valley. There are a lot of things to do in Pokhara and Pokhara Valley Tour provides an opportunity to explore this beautiful city.


Popular lakes like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rupa Lake offers wonderful boating facilities with a marvelous view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt.Dhaulagiri and Mt.Machhapuchhre. From this, Pokhara gets titled as “ the city of lakes”.


Pokhara is famous for adventurous sports and activities as it a gateway to many popular treks of Nepal which includes Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Circuit trek and many more. Besides trekking, the city offers activities like boating, paragliding, bungee jumping, etc.


Pokhara valley Tour offers a memorable journey to extraordinary places around the city area. Panoramic mountain views, naturally formed caves, waterfalls, Peace Stupa, beautiful lakes and more all included to this tour package enough to make your trip memorable for a lifetime.

The nightlife in Pokhara is equally exciting and enjoyable, especially around Lakeside.


Lakeside is a popular tourist spot in Pokhara situated nearby Phewa lake which offers magnificent views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchhree and also their reflection on the water surface adds extra excitement to this journey.


Ethnic people of this region are Gurung, Thakalis, Chetri, Brahmins and other minor castes. Gurung people highly populate this place which is famous for their unique culture, and tradition. They perform cultural events like dancing and singing to entertain the tourists. Besides that, they provide authentic foods which are admired by tourists as well as locals.


10 Highlights of Pokhara Valley Tour

There are a lot of best things to do in Pokhara and some of them are enlisted below:


Phewa Lake

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Located to the west of Pokhara valley. It is the second largest lake in Nepal and a highly visited and admired lake in Nepal. The geography of this lake surprise the visitors as they visit this place as it is the only lake in Nepal which has a temple in the middle which is called The Barahi temple. Thousands of travelers visit this lake at least once to experience its true beauty and magnificent surrounding forest as well as mountain views.


Begnas Lake

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Lake Begnas is the third largest lake in Nepal after Phewa and Rara lake and resides south-east from the city of Pokhara. It is a popular destination for boating around the beautiful hillocks and dense forest. The lake is full of resorts, hotels, and cafes for visitors.


Mahendra Cave

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It is a naturally formed large limestone cave that showcases unique cave formation and its structure. The cave is dark and full of stalagmites and stalactites. Required artificial lighting to explore the cave region.


Chameri or Bat Cave

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This cave is the home to thousands of bats and creatures that live in darkness. It showcases a rare ecosystem of cave. It resides near to Mahendra cave which takes 5 minutes walk and the same as the Mahendra cave it requires artificial lighting


Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

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The beautiful cave of Gupteshwor resides near the Davis falls and some considered to be one of the largest caves in Nepal. Dedicated to the Hindu Supreme God of Destruction, Lord Shiva. The cave incorporates historical statues related to Lord Shiva. The water from Davis falls is possible to observe from a chamber inside the Gupteshwor Mahadev cave.


Davis Falls

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One of the most visited tourist spots in Nepal. This waterfall has its own history as a lady named Davi drowned here and in her respect, it was named “Davis Falls”. It is a place for relaxation and refreshment among tourists and locals. 


World Peace Pagoda

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This Buddhist pagoda styled stupa lies on the top of Anadu hillock at a height of 1,100m. The view from here is breathtaking as it provides panoramic views of Mt.Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machapuchhree along with an aerial view of Pokhara valley, Phewa lake, and surrounding hillocks.


Sarangkot

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A famous tourist spot for experiencing magical sunrise and sunsets along with breathtaking scenery of mountain peaks, valley, hillocks, lakes. Besides that, Sarangkot is also famous for paragliding which tours around the Pokhara valley from the air.


Bindabasini Temple

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The temple of Bindabasini lies at the old bazaar of Pokhara where you can explore the old age building, temples, and markets. Dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Durga which resides in the form of saligram. The temple is heavily crowded during Dashain which is the festival of Goddess Durga. Various animals and birds are sacrifice and offered to pleased the Goddess.


International Mountain Museum

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This museum showcases amazing people who climb the popular peaks of Nepal which include Annapurna, Everest, Dhaulagiri also exhibit the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the mountain region of Nepal.


Conclusion

Overall, Pokhara Valley Tour offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore such a naturally gifted places of Pokhara Valley.

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