The Pokhara city is the number one trekking/hiking adventure and leisure holiday destination in Nepal, and it is the gateway for many trekking itineraries in the Annapurna region. Pokhara has plenty of places and activities for individual travelers and their families.
The most popular treks of Annapurna are Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Khopra Ridge Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and Upper Mustang Trek, which starts and ends in Pokhara. And Annapurna Circuit Trek ends in Pokhara City. The Pokhara is the best place to spend some days after completion of any of those treks. Furthermore, it is a good place to have leisure and luxury holidays too.
Escape Nepal Holidays have designed one day tour in Pokhara, which includes most of the tourist destinations of the city.
The Sarangkot viewpoint sits at the top of Sarangkot hill, and it is an amazing hill station in Nepal. It sits 5km from the Lakeside of Pokhara. Sarangkot is the Major destination for tourists, as it presents the picturesque views of the Major Mountains like Annapurna massif (8,091 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and many more. The sunrise view over those Himalayas from Sarangkot is the best thing, which is included in our Pokhara Day Tour.
Pokhara is a magical place as it houses some of the ornate historical landmarks including the Bindhyabasini temple. Nepal is a religious country, and the Bindhyabasini temple is one out of the thousands of religious temples in Nepal.
The Bindhyabasini temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, which is a popular deity known throughout Hinduism, and generally referred to as Shakti (power). The Bindhyabasini temple is considered one of the main Shaktipiths of western Nepal, and it is a popular hub for marriage ceremonies and Bratabandha. There is a big tree in the temple premises, which provides a calm environment to meditate and relax. A visit to the Bindhyabasini temple is included in our Pokhara Day Tour program.
Tal Barahi Temple
Tal Bahari temple is located in the middle of Phewa Lake in Small Island. The Temple is also known as ‘Lake Temple’. This is one of the must-visit sites in Pokhara and is also a very religious monument. The exterior of the Temple includes a two-story pagoda structure with a Gajur on top. The Gajur is gilded with gold whereas the other structure is made of stones. Tal Barahi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga.
The only way to reach the Tal Bahari temple is by boating. So, when you go to visit the Temple, you also experience the boat at the Lake.
Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa)
The Peace Pagoda in Pokhara is another great place for wanderers, who are in a search of peace and silence. The Peace Pagoda is a place that is included in our one-day 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 and the Peace Pagoda in Pokhara is one of them.
The Davis Falls is a small waterfall, which sits at Pokhara. There is nothing much enchanting or even appealing about the waterfall, except a few splashes here and there. You must visit in monsoon to fully witness its splendor. The roaring noise of the rapids drowns the sound of humans and the splashing of the water demands either a raincoat or an umbrella. A visit to these falls is included in our day tour in Pokhara.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
The Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave (known in the local tongue as Bhalu Dulo) is recognized as one of the longest caves in Nepal. The cave sits across Davi's fall, and you can hear the thundering sound of water inside the cave. The cave was said to be discovered in the 16th century according to local beliefs.
The exterior of the cave is furnished with a huge brown arch, and as you enter it, there are numerous souvenir shops if you are interested to shop some something. 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 to head down. You find plastered artworks, which some say tend to go on the erotic side.
You see the huge water falling from Devi's falls from the end of the cave, which is the main attraction of the cave.
Relax at the shores of Fewa Lake in Pokhara
Pokhara will overwhelm you with its natural beauty and great photo ops. You can walk along the shores of Fewa Lake, and enjoy the greenery surrounding you.