Pokhara, a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, is a gorgeous city in central Nepal set on Phewa Lake. The destination is known for its natural beauty and several Hindu temples. Besides, there are various lakeside restaurants and cafes. Yoga centres are another popular thing here. Here’s a look at some of the must-visit places in Pokhara.
The landmark of Pokhara, Phewa Lake or Phewa Tal, is the second largest lake in Nepal. The northeastern side of Phewa, which is called the Lakeside, is the commercial hub of the city, featuring myriad famous tourist hotspots. One can enjoy boating in the lake or just sit at a lakeside cafe and admire stunning Himalayan views.
Tal Barahi Temple
Tal Varahi or Tal Barahi is a pretty lake temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple is built on a small island in Lake Phewa. People visit from all over Nepal and the world to pray to the deity.
Also known as World Peace Pagoda, it is a Buddhist monument located on a hilltop overlooking Phewa Lake. This splendid pagoda is dedicated to world peace and is the second shanti stupa in Nepal.
Old Bazaar in the old town of Pokhara offers a wide variety of unmatched local handicrafts, and cultural attires. This old marketplace sells a range of locally produced items.
Another prominent place to visit in Pokhara is Devi’s Fall or Patale Chhango (in local language) meaning underground falls. The fall is unusual as there comes a point where the stream suddenly disappears underground! Monsoon season is the best time to witness the beauty of this waterfall.
International Mountain Museum
This museum is a mountain lover’s Bible! Mountaineers from across the globe visit here to get an insight into the world of mountains. Her