Pokhara day tour, Pokhara is the second major tourist destination in Nepal. It is 200km west of Kathmandu. Standing at 884m above the sea level, Pokhara offers a mild climate. Pokhara is the wonderland, “The Switzerland of Nepal,” the most popular destination that is supposed to make your dream come true. A place of remarkable natural beauty, the Pokhara day tour offers beautiful views of the fishtailed summit of Machhapuchhare, which rises from behind the Phewa Lake. This city became the most interesting, especially when explorers found that it is the only valley in the world from where one can see snowcapped mountains higher than 8000m.
Sightseeing day tour in Pokhara is a combination of the long arrays of world-famous snow-clad peaks, emerald lakes, turbulent rivers with deep Georges and picturesque villages inhabited by Magar, Gurungs, and Thakalis. The beauty of the valley is enhanced by its lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas.
Pokhara day tour offers both a combination of nature and culture. The nearby hill villages around Pokhara are a mixed community of Khas and Gurung that takes you to the cultural and traditional livings of people. The most popular among them is Sarangkot (1592 m), a former Kaski fort lying atop a hill five km west of the old bazaar. Pokhara Regional Museum, World Peace Pagoda, Gorkha Museum, David’s fall, Mahendra Cave, Bindavasini Temple, etc. is some places worth to visit for more excitement.
All kinds of tourist facilities such as foreign currency exchange, ACAP entry permit, visa extension, flight ticket reconfirmation, etc. are available in this multicultural city. This city is popularly known as “The City of Tourism as absolutely free from any pollution.
Locally known as Patale Chango (Hell’s Fall), Devi’s fall (also known as Devin’s or David’s) is an impressive waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. A delightful modern legend says that a foreigner named David was skinnydipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again.
A sacred cave lies 2 km from Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway leading southwest from the city. The entrance is right across from Devi’s Fall, and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-size rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all fours. This cave holds unique value for Hindus as a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered. An entrance fee of Rs. 5 is charged, and taking pictures inside the cave is prohibited.
The village is located southwest of the Pokhara city. In this Village, you can visit several Tibetan carpet shops, handicraft shops, and small Shree Gaden Dargay Ling Gompa, where you can buy handicraft and eat momos in real Tibetan taste.
The temple is the center of religious activity in the old bazaar. It is dedicated to goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. Worshippers flock here to perform sacrifices, and especially on Saturdays, the parklike grounds take on a festive fair.
Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs utterly underground at places. Amazingly, at specific points, the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is entirely beyond imagination – over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.
World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddhist stupa is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. World Peace Pagoda was constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji organization. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a high vantage point which offers the spectacular views of the Annapurna range, Phewa Lake, and the Pokhara city
Seti River Gorges Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the best places to see in Pokhara. The river has carved a deep, narrow gorge through the middle of town, turning the milky water white in the process. The best place to catch a glimpse of the Seti River is the park just north of Old Pokhara near the Gurkha Museum. You can observe the perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
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