Pokhara Tourism

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Read 27 Pokhara reviews with average rating of 4.3/5

Madhulika Tiwari4.3/5

19 reviews

Amazing experience for sports lovers

Pokhara is best place for a tourist to who are adventure sports lover. Paragliding is one of the best activity available. The flyer is accompanied by a trained Pilot. Its awesome to fly from Sarangkot and to land at Pokhara. POkahara also has a lake and at the lake side it has lot of clubs and restaurant with orchestra of live music as well as cultural programme of Nepale Dance.

Shivam Doshi5.0/5

9 reviews

Bachelors and solo adventurers place

It's a shame that currently there are tensions between the Indian and the Nepalese government as Nepal is one of the most awesome places on earth. One of the amazing jewels of Nepal is Pokhra. This is the place for adventure junkies and bachelors alike. If you've been to Nepal earlier, you know that bachelors can't go two streets without getting asked for girls. It's the same in Pokhra, there are exotic bars and amazing streets lit up with colourful lights, little DJ's playing music, sheesha parlors on both the sides. This scene is near the entry point of the Phewa lake, which is the adventurer's potion. You have boating here and you can even go kayaking in the river of you can get a hold of kayaks. Just go to the middle of the lake and stop paddling. You'll be at peace once you hear the sound of absolutely nothing. You can watch the sun set between the valleys and during a low season, you'll be the only ones in the lake which will account for some pretty extraordinary pictures. That said, the scene during new years here is just amazing, which means there's never a bad time to visit(except now because of political reasons). You can see three 8000m+ peaks from anywhere with an open space, the peaks include Annapurna circuit, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. There are amazing temples here to visit too as they are built with a decent architecture but at amazing heights and views. Famous for its Paragliding, Pokhra offers the most exquisite views for gliders and hence paragliding is tad expensive compared to any other cost you may incur in Nepal, but the jump off the cliff over the Phewa lake and viewing the valleys as you move around with your glider hoping it would never end, is a feeling to cherish. Paragliding starts from the hill on the way from Pokhra to Sarangkot, a hilltop that will blow your mind with the infinite valleys that surround it. You can have an evening snack here, while watching the sunset and you'd wish you never had to leave.

Pokhra is the second largest city in Nepal and hence the connectivity is not an issue here. Also due to the development here you don't have an issue with food as the staple diet consists of rice, pulses and vegetables. Otherwise, expensive Indian restaurants are right around the corner of Phewa lake if you start missing the delicacies of India.

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Getting to Pokhara


Transit time: 8hrs from major cities

Cost ₹6,940 per person

Pokhara Overview

The city of Pokhara is located 200 km from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. It takes about 5 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. The city is situated at a height of 827 metres above sea level. It is called the adventure capital of Nepal because of the presence of many trekking opportunities in the area.

Pokhara is surrounded by the snow capped Himalayan Ranges. The local people of Pokhara are called Pokhralis and Nepali is the local language spoken. It is an import centre of various foreign goods which are distributed to other neighbouring districts.

The city has a population of about 200,000 people and is the third largest city of the country, Kathmandu and Biratnagar being the number one and number two of the country. The headquarters of the Kaski District, the Western Development Region and the Gandaki Zone are located here.

The Seti River flows through the valley and has developed many canyons in the area. It is basically a quiet town with trekking as the major tourist attraction apart from fishing in the lake of the region. However, of late, rapid development has started taking place in Pokhara and pollution has been on the rise in the city.

Among the attractions of the city, the most popular is the Phewa Lake. It is a picnic spot and there are boating opportunities in the lake. The Annapurna Range that surrounds the city is also a major tourist attraction.

Other places to visit in the area include the Mahendra Cave, Davis Fall, Bhimsen Temple, Bindhya Basini Temple and the Gurkha Museum. The Gurkha Museum is dedicated to the Gurkha regiment which is known for its bravery and courage.