• Last Updated on Oct 2, 2022

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The Davis Falls is a small waterfall that sits at Pokhara in the Kaski district of Nepal. It is one of the best places to visit in Pokhara. Nothing is enchanting or even appealing about the waterfall except a few splashes here and there. To fully witness its splendor, you must visit it at the peak of the monsoon. The water tears through the rocky slopes and disappears down an underground tunnel during the monsoon. The roaring noise of the rapids drowns the sound of humans and the splashing of the water demands either a raincoat or an umbrella. The high waters don’t stop tourists from treading close to the water but tread too close, and you might drown in it.

This was aptly portrayed, when a Swiss couple back on July 31st, 1961, were swimming just up from the waterfalls. The woman, Mrs. Davis was pulled by the strong water currents and fell to her death down the waterfall. After a lot of searching her body was found three days later in the river Phusre. It is rumored that the father of the woman had appealed to the people of Pokhara to name the waterfall Davis Falls. However, due to a certain glitch in Nepali pronunciation and language, people named the waterfall “Davis Falls”. In Nepali, the word Devi signifies a Goddess, and the name of Buddha’s mother is also Maya Devi. In the common tongue, the waterfall is known as “Patale Chhango”.

Devis Falls in Pokhara

The tunnel is about 500 feet long, and it runs 100 feet below ground level. The water passes through a cave called Gupteshwor Mahadev. The main source of water for the lake is Phewa Lake. The waterfall sits along the Siddhartha highway and is reachable from Damside Pokhara. On the other side of the road lies the Gupteshwor Mahadev cave.

The Davis Falls is a popular tourist site for both Nepali and non-Nepali tourists. Visit this amazing site at its peak time to witness the unblemished beauty of nature.

A visit to Devis Falls is included in our many tours, which are the Pokhara Tour, Pokhara Day Tour, Spirit of Nepal, Taste of Nepal, & Nepal Luxury Tour.

Arjun Rijal

Arjun Rijal

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