Places to visit in Pokhara
Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal or Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal located in the south of the Pokhara Valley that includes Pokhara city; parts of Sarangkot and Kaskikot. The lake is stream-fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore, the lake is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake. It is the second largest lake in Nepal, the largest in Gandaki Zone followed by Begnas Lake. Phewa lake is located at an altitude of 742 m (2,434 ft) it covers an area of about 5.23 km2 (2.0 sq mi) with an average depth of about 8.6 m (28 ft) with maximum water depth is 24 m (79 ft). Maximum water capacity of the lake is approximately 4,600,000 cubic metres (3,700 acre•ft). The Annapurna range on the north is only about 28 km (linear distance) away from the lake, and the lake is famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of theAnnapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface. The Taal Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake.
Begnas Lake is a freshwater lake in Kaski district of Nepal located in the south-east of the Pokhara Valley. The lake is the second largest, afterPhewa lake, among the eight lakes in Pokhara Valley. Water level in the lake fluctuates seasonally due to rain, and utilization for irrigation. The water level is regulated through a dam constructed in 1988 on the western outlet stream, Khudi Khola.
World Peace Pagoda
Balanced on a narrow ridge high above Phewa Tal, the brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara is a massive Buddhist stupa which was constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myōhōji organisation. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city.The shining golden statue depicts the Buddha in the posture he assumed when he was born. Near the base of the stupa is the grave of a Japanese monk murdered by anti-Buddhist extremists during the construction of the monument. There are three paths up to the pagoda and several small cafes once you arrive.
Taal Barahi Temple
Bhaktapur Durbar Square has dramatic architecture, including a gate guarded by two huge lions, and a magnificient palace with 55 windows.
Davis Falls (Nepali: पाताले छाँगो, meaning underworld falls) is a waterfall located at Pokhara in Kaski District, Nepal. An interesting aspect of the falls is that the water travels through a natural tunnel prior. The water there comes from the Fewa Lake.
Gupteshwar Mahadev Temple
The Cave divided into two parts. First parts is about 40 meters long, there is a natural cave and temple of Load Shiva to visit the first you have to pay Rs 30 per person as entry fee. In this first part you are not allowed to take photos. Next parts start after temple which way goes to the down side of Devis fall, the distance about 100 meters from second entrance, from there you can see the view of Davis Fall as well as natural rocks, Electric lights are managed for the convenience of the visitor. To visit 2nd part you have to pay Rs 100 per person. This cost covers 1st part and 2nd part. So if you pay Rs 100 you can visit both parts. After the Lord Shiva temple on second parts of this Cave you are allowed to take photos. Second parts is closed during 4 month of Monsoon (June, July, August and September)
A quiet corner in the shadows of Sarangkot, hosts a Hindu Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga’s incarnation as Bhagwati, the blood thirsty Devi. The temple itself is a simplistic white pagoda on top of a mini-hill with a roomy cemented plateau. Easy steps lead your way through sadhus and pundits to the top where the view and space opens up. The location and position offers a good vantage point for viewing the Himalayan range that Pokhara is so popular for. Also, the belief that you do not need to wait for an auspicious day to get married here, lends to its popularity among visitors and locals alike.
On any given day, devotees can be seen lining up with flowers to offer to the goddess. While unfortunate animals, mainly chicken and goat, are added to the mix on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Their desperate last squawks for freedom, met with indifference by the silent mountains that encompasses the horizon. Run-away lovers tying the knot and sealing the deal with sindoor-pote is a common sight. Whereas couples on a date, can be seen making promises of eternal love and devotion towards each other. The spacious and open surrounding area allows visitors the opportunity to enjoy decent views of the mountains and nearby locales. It is also favoured as a dry-picnic spot by families out on a day-trip.
Mahendra Cave (Gufa) is located north of Pokhara, the area is known as Batulechaur. Regular micro buses and taxis are available to go to Mahendra Cave from Main town of Pokhara. Tourist can hire taxi or book sightseeing from hotels. Mahendra Gufa ia one of the most popular visiting spot in Pokhara Nepal. 95% tourist go to visit Mahendra Cave. Tell your Taxi Driver to take you Mahendra Gufa not other Gufa. Mahendra Gufa is completely different then other Gufa.