Pokhara


Undoubtedly, Pokhara is a wonderland for all the nature and adventure lovers, perhaps, a paradise, with a wonderful combination of the mountain ranges, vastly dense forests, fast flowing rivers, tranquil lakes and some renowned caves naturally designed as in the setting of Hollywood movies all open for travelers from near or far. However, it’s just hard to mention only those elements above, as a matter of fact, there are other elements like the ever growing city itself, the resemblance of beach side the Lakeside, the tourist hub in the valley, the Hindu temples, the monasteries and the stupas, the museums and so on that make the city even more important.

Being the third largest city in the whole Nepal and naturally gifted as well, Pokhara remains most crowded, in terms of tourists, around the year. The abundance of natural resources and magnificent attraction points lures millions of travelers from around the globe offering them a wide range of adventure opportunities with comfy accommodation and exotic cuisines popular worldwide.

Basic views of Annapurna ranges, particularly the Mt. Fishtail from almost anywhere from the city, more often the reflection of the Annapurna ranges caught in the lake viewed from the hilltop over the dense Queen’s forest that reminds the perfect mingling of the Himalaya and the Fewa lake at their best , a short hike through the charming forest on the western shore of the Fewa lake to  peaceful World Peace Pagoda and  an early morning visit to Sarangkot Sunrise view point for sunrise and panoramic views of the Himalayas are quite exceptional experiences.

A curious visit to Gupteswor Mahadev cave, Davis Fall for observing thrilling waterfall and famous Mahendra cave, boating in the Fewa lake around the Tal Barahi temple, and wandering around in the Lake side, the most popular tourist hub in the valley, along the shore all day till sunset are the other major activities one can make oneself busy while in the valley which are wonderful and refreshing experiences

Being the most accessible city, located 200 kms to the west, from the capital city Kathmandu both by air and bus and being the gateway to the Annapurna trekking region, quite well known in Nepal, on top of it a tranquil place to rest after treks, the popularity is even more enhanced and the high-end infrastructures in its advance form have given the visitors more secure and comfortable form of the travel plan.

Apart from the scenically views of the natural landscapes, Pokhara  offers a wide range of  adventure activities like Paragliding, regarded as the best in the south Asian, Zip Flyer the longest in the world, ultra light flights, spectacular for mountain views and valley views, river rafting and kayaking in Kaligandaki river in the west of Pokhara.

If there is just one ‘must to be visited’ places in Nepal then it would be none other than Pokhara itself in the whole nation where everything offered is none other than nature itself and some improvisation to it. The valley wicharacteristic Himalayas, exotic landscapes and lakes has distinct atmosphere far above urban feel. Repeat visitors every year just justify the valley of the seven lakes being an extra ordinary shelter and one of the best tourist hubs in the global market.