Pokhara is the second biggest city of Nepal which is situated in the center of Nepal. Pokhara is the most chosen favorite city for many visitors due to its beauty and many things to do. After Kathmandu city, it is also one of the most tourist places in Nepal.
Pokhara is also known as the “city of seven lakes”.It is very rich in natural and cultural heritage. Around 7,00,000 tourists visit Pokhara annually from the world. The main attraction of this place is Lakes with clean waters, Dashing mountain views, Paragliding, Sight-Seeing, Sunrise in the Morning, Cycling and Boating.
The best place to Visit in Pokhara:
1. International Mountaineering Museum
International Mountaineering Museum is the best place for visiting Pokhara. It is located in the peace of the city Ratopahiro, Pokhara. You can see the past to present trekking, hiking and visiting places in Nepal, Japan, Slovakia, and other countries too.
International Mountaineering Museum is very knowledgeable where we can see the collection of flora and fauna collected from the Himalayan region and other regions too. In this museum, you can have the model of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Everest and 3D model of mountains.
2. David’s Falls
David’s Falls is the main tourist attraction place in Pokhara. Pokhara is the city of Nepal which is very famous for its waterfalls. It is in the pass of the Seti rivers. The best time for visiting this place is driving the monsoon seasons because the volume of the water is increased.
3. Tal Bahari Temple
Tal Bahari is located in the middle of Phewa Lake. It is the most popular temple and religious place for visiting in Pokhara. This site lies at the height of 3,000 ft above from the sea level. This temple is mostly Hindu based religion temple which is built in a pagoda style. Mostly, Hindu people visit this temple on the occasion of worshipping and marriage ceremony. From this site, you can observe the beautiful scenery of Pokhara city and mountain including Annapurna and Fishtail.
4. Gupteshor Temple
Gupteshor Temple is a place for the Hindu pilgrims. It is presented inside the cave. Inside that cave, there is a name Kamadhenu cow from which there is a continuous flow of milk If you put a coin. Gupteshor Temple is the symbol of Shivalinga. There is two part of the cave in which one part of the cave is 40 meters in length and is a natural cave. The second part begins after this to Gupteshor temple which leads to David fall. The entrance of this temple is 2 meters high and 3 meters wide.
Sarangkot is a short hiking trip when you’re in Pokhara. It is a popular tourist destination that lies at an altitude from 1600 meters, which lies in the northeast of Pokhara. Sarangkot is also popular for having paragliding. Looking at the sunrise view from Sarangkot might be your extremely good experience of your life. For reaching the top of the Sarangkot, you should walk at least two/three hours continuously or you can go by drive. Sarangkot is an amazing viewpoint to see the panorama of Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Ganesh Manasalu, Annapurna and so on.
Best Things to do in Pokhara
1.Sunrise from Sarangkot
Sunrise is a magnificent time of a day. Sunrise in the Sarangkot is really awesome. You can see the dashing scene of the Mt.Annapurna(7,937m), Mt.Machhapuchhare(6,997m), Mt.Dhaulagiri(8,167m).To reach Sarangkot, you can either vehicle or hike for 2/3 hours.
2.Boating in Pokhara
Boating in Nepal is one of the most tourist attracting things to do in Pokhara. You can hire a boat for a couple of hours for boating the whole lake with a guide or without a guide. While boating in the sunny day you can see the reflection of the Mt.Fishtail and other mountains in the lake. Begnas and Rupa Lakes are also excellent for boating. They have very clear water. These lakes have been separated by a forested hill named Pachabhaiya Danda.
3.Cycling in Pokhara
Cycling in Pokhara is one of the short and sweet package programs and named” Happy Riding” which takes almost six hours of biking which covers 45km for mountain bikers and starts at 6 am early in the morning. Within six hours you can travel the jungles, rough roads, monasteries, hills, and so on. You can see the spectacularly scenic and cultural views.
4.Hiking in Pokhara
Hiking in Pokhara is also one of the tourist-attracting things. Sarangkot is one of the best and most popular hiking places in Pokhara and also the best viewpoint near the Pokhara valley. You can hike a couple of hours to reach Sarangkot.
5.Paragliding in Pokhara:
With the low lying valleys and the high chilly mountains, Nepal can give probably the best paragliding encounters on the planet with its regular and every now and again produce rising thermals. Paragliding has been polished in Nepal since 1995 and the game goes from solidarity to quality. You can come as a novice and leave with many flying hours added to your repertoire. Taking off with the Falcons and flying near the Himalayan summits are encounters you will always remember whether you are an accomplished pilot or a fledgling endeavor your first pair flight.
You can fly with world class pilots, solo or couple and advantage from neighborhood information going cross country or acro flying, you can even get your worldwide permit in Nepal. On the off chance that you don’t have your own gear or decided not to carry it to Nepal with you, at that point that isn’t an issue, enlisting hardware in Nepal is an elective arrangement.