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If you have never visited Pokhara, you may wonder why many more tourists visit Pokhara than other cities. Many tourists visit Pokhara but often give different reasons to visit Pokhara.
We Nepal View Tours with years of experience in taking many tourists to visit Pokhara have assembled the 10 reasons to visit Pokhara.
10 reasons to visit Pokhara the most common things are often similar. Most top 10 reasons to visit Pokhara often include Hiking, Sightseeing and Adventure.
Among many tourists visiting Pokhara we have listed the top 10 most common reasons to visit Pokhara:
Best attraction on Pokhara
Here, we have listed the best attractions of Pokhara Divided in three regions:
Sarangkot is 30 minutes away from Pokhara. It is a popular tourist destination in Pokhara. It provides beautiful view of Pokhara city including view of Phewa lake. You can go to Sarangkot with short hiking and boating in Phewa Lake. Sarangkot is famous for its hilltop and the view of sunrise and sunset on the snow capped mountain. It is also considered as one of the best paragliding location in the world.
Many tourists stay in Sarangkot, to glimpse the view of sunrise and sunset overnight.
Rupakot is very close to Pokhara. In Rupakot, you can see the view of the beautiful Annapurnas Range and the Rupa and Begnas Lake.
Sarangkot is well known for its sunrise and sunset views. But, many locals believe that Rupakot is much better for sunset.
The Muslim Village and the Kot Bhairav temple are also other attractions of Rupakot.
Devi’s Fall also known as Patale Chhango is one of the most popular sightseeing waterfalls in Pokhara. According to Locals the reason that this waterfall is known as Devi’s fall is due to the death of a woman named Devi in this waterfall.
Due to the depth of this waterfall, all areas around the waterfall are fenced. The best time to visit Devi’s Fall is during the monsoon.
World Peace Pagoda
World Peace Pagoda is located in Anadu hill, Pokhara. It is also well-known as Shanti Pagoda. To reach the World Peace Pagoda, you need to climb 200 steps. There are many shops and restaurants side by side along the stairs.
The World Peace Pagoda symbolizes peace. From the World Peace Pagoda, you can see the panoramic views of Phewa Lake, Pokhara Valley, many hills and mountain ranges and the beautiful Annapurna Ranges.
Mahendra Cave is named after the Late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah of the former Shah Dynasty in Nepal. It is also known as Gupteshwor cave due to the statue of Lord Shiva in the cave. Every year many pilgrims and tourists come to worship the statue of Lord Shiva.
Bat Cave is also known as Chamera Gufa in Nepali. In the Nepali Language, “Chamera” is called Bat. The Bat Cave is well known as the home of Bats and its deposits of Limestones.
The Bat Cave is very close to Mahendra Cave. It is only 500m away from the Mahendra Cave, Pokhara. It is necessary to carry a torch due to the low brightness of the Bat Cave.
Due to Pokhara’s weather and temperature, it is very suitable for birdwatching. In Pokhara, you can see many Birds like Red-breasted Falconet, Ducks, Kalij Pheasant, Bulbul, Pallid and Pied Harriers, Black-backed Forktails, Griffon vultures, Besra etc.
Pokhara is very famous for mountain viewing. In Pokhara, you can see many views of snow capped mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Machhapuchchhre, Mt Fishtail and many mountains of the Annapurna Mountain Ranges.
Pokhara is very famous for boating. Every tourist whether they are young or old has had boating in Phewa Lake once or twice in their life. In addition, you can also boat in the Begnas Lake and the Rupa Lake in Pokhara.
In addition to Boating, you can also go rafting in the Trishuli River, which lies just in the middle of the ground transportation route of Pokhara.
Along with Paragliding, Bungee Jumping is your must-do thing in Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for Bungee Jumping. You can find many places to Bungee Jump in Pokhara.
In Pokhara, You can bungee jump for at least 20-30 minutes per jump.
Zipline is one of the most popular adventure activities in Pokhara. You mostly zipline through many lakes and hills of Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for its zipline of 1850 m and has a vertical drop of around 600m. It is one of the worlds fastest ,longest and steepest zipline . If you want to experience this thrill , Pokhara is best place to visit for you.
Fishing is less known than the famous adventure sports in Pokhara. After you pay for the fish rod and buy a ticket for fishing in Rupa lake you can take all the fish that you have caught. Also you can do fishing in Phewa lake and Begnas lake as well.
Or, you can also fish in the Trishuli River in Pokhara.
In Nepal, Pokhara is one of the most famous cities with locals with Paragliding. Both locals and tourists often choose Pokhara as the first destination if they were to do some Paragliding.
Paragliding in Pokhara gives you the best view of many Lakes and the Pokhara Valley. We will also see the beautiful scenes of many hills, forests and the rural villages surrounding Pokhara City. Furthermore, we may also see the view of Annapurna Ranges, Mt Fishtail etc.
Here are the most common souvenirs that many tourists with Nepal View Tours have bought from Pokhara :
Nepali Traditional Cap is well known as Dhaka Topi. Most of the caps in Pokhara either have a stamp or writings as Pokhara. It may be one of the best souvenirs for people who you want to give the Cap because the Dhaka Topi in Nepal lasts for a long time and maybe the object of remembrance of you to your loved ones.
Nepali Pashmina is a famous product in Nepal. The Nepali Pashmina is something that is always among the top exports around the world. Therefore, this may be one of the best gifts/souvenirs for your loved one.
If you are giving souvenirs to a wine lover, it is best to choose the local Nepali wine. Nepali have different ethnic groups. And each of them has different styles of wine. Therefore, this flavor may be of huge interest to wine lovers.
Nepali have a unique style of Jewellery. Most Jewellery in Nepal is influenced by Indian and Tibetan Styles. This jewellery may be very suitable for your loved ones.
In Nepal, you can find many hand woven carpets in different styles. These carpets may be suitable for your home or a Souvenir for your special friend.
If you or your friends really like art you can buy many statues and paintings from Temples and Galleries. The statues of Temples are mostly of religious deities. In the galleries you can find many other statues and paintings.