Pokhara City Tour
Pokhara, the most beautiful city of Nepal is located about 200 km. west of Kathmandu valley. Pokhara is the popular destination of visitors because of its natural beauty. The name Pokhara came from the Nepali word "pokhari" meaning pond in English. The name Pokhara came from Pokhari because there are several lakes and ponds in Pokhara. Being rich in lakes and ponds Pokhara is also called the "City of Lakes". Imagine the lap of Pokhara is fill up with beautiful lakes and ponds and the head of Pokhara is surrounded by the white capped peaks-how beautiful it is! Beside the lakes and mountains, Pokhara city is also famous for cave and gorge. Pokhara City Tour is popular tour in Nepal as it combines natural sightseeing of surrounding environments, cultural and educational experiences, and heart touching glimpse of mountains.
The Fewa Lake where the eyes pleasing shadow of Machhapuchhre and Anaapurna Mountains can be seen, is the second largest lake in Nepal. This lake is 4.8 km. long, 1.5 km. wide and 24m deep. The Fewa Lake covers area of about 4sq.km. This is the second largest lake in Nepal after Rara Lake in Mugu district. This lake is on the lap of Rani Jungle. The Fewa Lake is famous for boating; in its cool water you will get the pleasure of romantic boating. You can rent wooden boats around Lakeside on hourly basis and for the whole day. Sailboats are also available but usually there is not enough wind.
Varahi Temple is set on the small island in the center of Fewa Lake. On Saturdays Nepal's Hindu people perform puja and animal sacrifice. A boat gives you easy acess to Varahi Temple. From the premises of this Varahi Temple you will get the romantic glimpse of whole Fewa Lake.
Begnas Lake is located in the south-east of pokhara valley,677m. above from the sea level. This is the second biggest Lake of pokhara valley after the Fewa Lake. This lake is on the lap of Pachhavaiya Hill.
Rupa lake is located in the South-east of Pokhara valley, 701m. above from the sea level. This lake is also on the lap of Pachhavaiya Hill. And this lake is famous for fish farming.
Mahendra Cave, also known as the house of bats is another destination in Pokhara for the nature wonders. This cave is situated in the north part of Pokhara valley, the area is known as Batulechaur. Mahendra cave is natural cave that is made from the limestone. As one of the darker sights in Nepal, the Mahendra cave gives visitors the chance to embark on an adventure. Locals refer to the cave as the House of Bats,Chamero Odaar as there are lots of bats hanging inside the cave. The Mahendra and other caves in the region are explored with flashlights, but more recently lights have been installed into the cave. Since the setting up of the lights, the sightings of bats have declined as the lights clearly disturb the bats, forcing them to displace. The lack of supervision, when tourists and visitors enter the caves is also very disturbing as the continuous noise and movement of humans is very tense to the bats.
Beautiful Pokhara city has many more natural ornament to offer in terms of visitors attraction. Among these ornament David’s Fall is one that attracts many visitors who come to Pokhara. The David’s Fall also known as Patle Chhanga located in the gorge of Seti river in Pardi, about 2km. southwest of Pokhara airport. The water in this gorge comes from the Seti River and disappear under the field and appear nowhere. The suitable time to watch this fall is monsoon season. You must be careful while visiting this area because there are the incidents people drowning in this fall. Near to David’s Fall there is a little cave named Gupteshwor, you can make short visit there too.
Bindyabasini Temple is located in the centre part of pokhara city. The Bindabasini temple was founded in BS 1845 in fascinating white pagoda style. This temple is considered holy places of Hindus people. The temple itself is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga, who is Pokhara's chosen guardian deity. Animal sacrifices are typically presented at the temple on Saturdays and Tuesdays. The Hindu festival of Dashain sees large numbers of believers coming to offer sacrifices at Binhyabasini Mandir in the name of Goddess Durga. From this temple premises you will get the glimpse of Annapurna and Machhapuchre Ranges and short view of pokhara valley. Near the road by this temple you can go to sarangkot,another popular look out point.