Pokhara, Himalayan paradise is full of delightful villages, incredible mountain scenery, pagodas, monasteries and temples, museums, memories of ancient kingdoms, backpacker-friendly streets and stunning wildlife, tantalizing nightlife in cities that is waiting to be explored.
How to Reach
Pokhara has an airport where small aircrafts takeoff and land. You can fly to Pokhara directly from Kathmandu. The travel time is about 40 minutes.
Nepal does not have a railway network, so the nearest Rail Head is Jainagar or Gorakhpur or New Jalpaiguri in India, from where one can take buses to reach Pokhara after crossing the border. It usually takes about 12 - 14 hours.
You can also take buses from Kathmandu to Pokhara and the travel time is about 7 hours.
This enchanting city has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.
So, trekkers and travelers can spend a few nights in Pokhara before and after their trip.
The valley of Pokhara is bestowed by the nature. Stark big mountains just up north provide with a fertile land, beautiful lakes, green forest and access to pure water. This spark shows up in the Pokhreli (locals of Pokhara) face.
Enjoy floating in the Fewa Lake with wooden boats. It almost sounds classical. Sunset from the Lake is also another beautiful activity. For the day, there are several spots in the valley you can visit.
Some of Pokhreli Hotspots are:
Mahendra Cave - a mysterious Cave
Davis' Falls - A waterfall that disappears into the ground.
Peace Pagoda - a beautiful Pagoda on the hill top.
Sarangkot Hill - Another hill famous for sunrise and mountain views.
The serenity of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambience of peace and magic.
So today the city has not only become the starting point for most popular trekking and rafting destinations but also a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.