• Last Updated on Oct 2, 2022

Best Places to Visit in Pokhara

Pokhara is a tourist city in Nepal and one of the largest cities in Nepal. Pokhara is about 200 kilometers (120 miles) west of the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Pokhara is also the entrance city for all the trekking in Annapurna Region, and Annapurna Region is the most popular region for trekking in Nepal.

The Pokhara is one of the best places to visit in Nepal and find a list of the best places to visit in Pokhara.

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Tal Bahari Temple

The Bahari Temple is located on a little island right in the middle of Phewa Lake. Tal Barahi Temple is also known as the ‘Lake Temple’ or ‘Barahi Temple. It is one of the most-visited sites in Pokhara and a religious monument.

The Tal bahari Temple in Pokhara

The outside of the Tal Bahari Temple includes a two-story pagoda structure with a Gajur on the top. The Gajur is gilded with gold, and the other structures are made of stones. Tal Barahi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, which is the Protector of Gods. The only way to visit this temple is by boat and a great place to observe the holy rituals being carried out. A visit of the Tal Barahi temple is inlcuded in our 4-day Pokhara Tour.

Bindhyabasini Temple

Bindhyabasini temple is another must-visit place in Pokhara. Nepal is a religious country, the Bindhyabasini temple is one of them and proudly resides on top of a hill in old Pokhara city.

Bindhyabasini temple in Pokhara

The Bindhyabasini temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, which is a popular deity known throughout Hinduism, and generally referred to as Shakti. The Bindhyabasini temple is considered one of the main Shaktipiths of Nepal. The visit of the Bindhyabasini temple is inlcuded in our Pokhara one day tour.

The temple is clad in white, and pilgrims flock to the temple and offer animal tributes to their guardian deity during the Dashain festivals. The temple is also a popular hub for the marriage ceremony.

Davis Falls

The Davis Falls is a small waterfall in Pokhara, Nepal, and another place to see in Pokhara. The water tears through the rocky slopes and disappears down an underground tunnel in this fall. The high waters don’t stop tourists from treading close to the water but tread too close, and you might drown in it.

Devis Falls in Pokhara

The Davis Falls is a popular tourist site for both Nepali and non-Nepali tourists and we at Outfitter Himalaya have inlcuded a visit of the falls in 8-day taste of Nepal tour.

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

The Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is recognized as one of the longest caves in Nepal with a length of 2,000 meters. The cave sits across Davi's fall, and one can hear the thundering sound of water inside the cave. The cave was said to be discovered in the 16th century AD. During those times, there wasn’t any sort of modern-day decorations that you see today. The main entrance of the cave was only constructed in 1991 AD.

Gupteshwor mahadev cave in Pokhara

The exterior of the Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave is furnished with a huge brown arch as you enter into it, there are numerous souvenir shops, where you can shop something if you need. You see a statue of Lord Vishnu in a sleeping position, and right in front of the ticket counter, there is a concrete balcony and a spiral staircase. As you head down, you can see plastered artworks. 10-day spirit of Nepal tour itinerary is inclusive of a visit of the cave.

Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa)

The Peace Pagoda in Pokhara is an example of serenity and bliss. The Pagoda is perched on top of a small hill and wonderfully draped in white, symbolizing its purity and taintless nature. Peace Pagoda overlooks the Annapurna Mountains and simultaneously reflects on the tranquil Phewa Lake below.

Peace pagoda in Pokhara

The Peace Pagoda is a great place for wanderers who are in a search of peace and silence, and it is a place that should be visited on Pokhara Tour. The Peace Pagoda was constructed after the end of World War 2 by Buddhist monks to inspire peace among all the people around the globe. Nichidatsu Fujii, the founder of the Nipponzan-Myohoji organization took on the task of building over 80 of such peace pagodas in the world.

Sarangkot Viewpoint

There are many viewpoints in Nepal, but none of them match the allure and beauty of the Sarangkot viewpoint in Pokhara. Sarangkot is located in the formerly known VDC of Pokhara in the Kaski district of Nepal, which was later added to the main city of Pokhara.

Sarangkot viewpoint in pokhara

Sarangkot is an amazing hill station in Nepal, which is located 5km from the Lakeside of Pokhara. Sarangkot Viewpoint is the major destination for tourists. Sarangkot View Point offers picturesque views of the major mountains of the Annapurna region that includes Annapurna massif (8,091 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and many others. The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek inlcude a visit of the point.

Seti Gandaki River

Seti River in Pokhara

There are a plethora of things that can be done in the Pokhara. Many travelers choose to spend their time by visiting crowded and famous locations like Phewa Lake, Tal Barahi Mandir, and the World Peace Pagoda. People seem to forget the fact that there are other natural facilities, which are worth a visit to Pokhara Tour.

No, we are not talking about Rupa and Begnas Lakes, We are talking about the Elephant in the room, the lifeline of Pokhara, the beautiful and tranquil Seti Gandaki River.

Begnas Lake

There are many lakes in Nepal with the 3 major ones located in Pokhara. Out of these lakes, the most amazing yet frowned upon the lake is the Begnas Lake. Begnas Lake serves as a wonderful escape for those willing to escape the daily grind, and for those that wish to comprehend the beauty of nature.

Begnass lake in Pokhara

The Begnas Lake resides in the Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolis, on the southeastern part of Pokhara valley. It is the third-largest lake in Nepal with freshwater. The Begnas Lake has been there since one can remember. Begnas Lake has been an oasis of life throughout the centuries. The Begnas Lake is separated from the Rupa Lake by a forested hillock called Panchbhaiya Danda.

Conclusion

The above is a list of the most popular places to visit in Pokhara. However, there are many other places to visit in Pokhara So, let us know if you need any information about any places to visit in Nepal. Furthermore, many Trekkers do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, or Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek from Pokhara and visit Pokhara or Staying in Pokhara are included in all these treks. Furthermore, the Pokhara is the best place to relax after any trekking adventure, and Pokhara offers many places to visit while you stay in Pokhara.

The Visit of Pokhara is included in all the tours Packages of Nepal such as Spirit of Nepal or Taste of Nepal, or you can find Pokhara Tour & Pokhara Day Tour as well. Here, find some of the best places to visit in Pokhara.

Arjun Rijal

Arjun Rijal

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I am Arjun Rijal, Founder Director of the Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd & working as a travel planner/consultant for Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet Travel. I love hiking, trekking, and traveling.

I have been in most of the trekking regions in Nepal, that include Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu, and Langtang. I also have travelled to Bhutan, India & planning further travel to many other countries in the world.

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