Pokhara’s charming magnificence has been the subject of numerous travel writers. Its immaculate air, stupendous setting of snow-blanketed mountain tops, tranquil lakes and encompassing greenery make it ‘the gem in the Himalaya’, a position of amazing common excellence. With its unfailing natural beauty, Pokhara has often been called an enchanting Himalayan valley.
The magnificent central Nepal Valley of Pokhara lies nestled beneath the Annapurna Range, home to some of the most beautiful mountain peaks of Nepal. Situated some 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, the town of Pokhara is the second most popular destinations of Nepal. Stretched out on one side of the Phewa Lake, while to the north lies the captivating 140-kilometers panaroma, which includes the famed Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail).
With the glorious Annapurna reach framing the setting and the peacefulness of three noteworthy lakes – Phewa, Rupa and Begnas – Pokhara is a definitive destination for unwinding. Pokhara Valley, passage to the Annapurna locale where a trekker discovers his Shangri-la, sits high on the rundown of ‘must visit’ puts in Nepal.Pokhara once lay on the vital exchange course in the middle of India and Tibet. Right up ’til the present time, donkey trains set up camps on the city edges, bringing merchandise from remote Himalayan areas including Mustang. Gurungs and Magars, who have earned overall notoriety as furious Gurkha warriors, are transcendent here. Thakalis, indigenous of the Thak Khola locale of Mustang, are known for their business and run tea houses along the trek courses in the Annapurna along the trek routes of the Annapurna region. With the early morning sun greeting the fish tailed summit of Machhapuchhare, their reflection in the serene waters of Phewa Lake is highly anticipated. Visitors and locals are both inspired by this sight as they look forward to witness more of Pokhara’s treasures.
City itself has a lot to offer. Flowing right through the city is this unassumingly forceful Seti tiver that runs completely underground appearing only at certain points whose depth is hardly visible. It is due to these deep water runs that the city is teeming with natural caves, angry gorges, and gushing waterfalls. With a record of experiencing the highest rainfall in Nepal, the city is also well decorated with beautiful lakes as the stillness of it is well reflected through the local lifestyle.
Hugging the shoreline of the Phewa Lake, there is a long chain of enterprises all ready to cater the needs of visiting tourists: many hotels, restaurants, book shops, souvenir and provision shops, and many travel and trekking agents. Here, accommodation ranges from budget lodges to luxury hotels. Pokhara’s Phewa Lake characteristically draws visitors towards it. Effortlessly the best method for entertainment, sailing is a most loved diversion which one can appreciate whenever of day. The other two lakes, Begnas and Rupa, are spotted 15 km out of Pokhara. Less wandered yet no less delightful, both these lakes are superb for boating and fishing.
Placed amidst Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple is one the most vital landmarks in Pokhara. The two-storied pagoda is committed to the hog sign of Ajima who speaks to the female power, Shakti. Sacrifices take place here, and the biggest swarms of devotees are seen on Saturdays.0