Lakes, Temples & Sightseeing

Phewa Lake

Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal or Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal formerly known as Baidam Tal located in the south of the Pokhara Valley that includes Pokhara city. With mesmerizing views and being surrounded by Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, it is one of the best top sights in Pokhara. On a great day, you can discover the impressions of the peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri runs on its surface. While one of its sides known as Lakeside is focused towards voyagers and has numerous attractions to offer to an explorer, the southwestern side has thick woods and is buzzing with natural life!

Major attraction:

Tal Barahi Temple is located in the center of the lake and it is the most religious monument in Pokhara. It is basically the goddess Durga’s temple. The main place of worship set has customary two-story pagoda made of wood, blocks, and stone. The reason likewise has average seats where one can sit for a minute or two preceding making a beeline for the city. When visiting the Phewa Lake, cruising to the island and investigating the sanctuary is greatly suggested.

Begnas Lake

The third biggest lake in Nepal, Begnas Lake is situated in the south-eastern piece of the Pokhara Valley. Begnas is a freshwater lake which alongside Rupa Tal structures twin pools of which, the Begnas is the bigger one. In contrast with different pools of the area, this mesmerizing lake isn't rushed by visitors and is once in a while packed. This outcome in it being much more clean, tranquil and quiet in contrast with different lakes in the district. The northern side of the lake has towns.

Rupa Lake

Settled among mountains, Rupa lake is the littler twin or partner of the Begnas Lake. Arranged roughly around 10 km from the city of Pokhara, Rupa lake is additionally a freshwater lake. Albeit near the city of Pokhara, the lake doesn't get such a large number of guests and accordingly isn't packed and grimy. Its perfect and peaceful climate alongside the dumbfounding perspectives on the mountains and nature around makes for an incredible trek! The lake is home to around 36 waterbird species separated from a scope of widely varied vegetation. Definitely an incredible spot for bird watchers.

Bindhya Basini

The Bindhyabasini sanctuary is situated close to Bagar, in Pokhara, Nepal. Legend relates this sanctuary to the celebrated sanctuary of Bindhyabasini in Bindhyachal in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is accepted that King Siddhi Narayan Shah of Kaski carried the divinity. The Bindhya Basini sanctuary is committed to the goddess Bhagwati, known as the watchman god of Pokhara. Known as the homicidal goddess there have been penances of creatures made to satisfy the goddess, which records for some frightful sights for a normal peaceful individual. The sanctuary is 3000ft above ocean level and as referenced before sits on a hillock consequently fans have a trip of stairs to move from the street till the sanctuary.

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath is a well known Vishnu temple, established to the two Hindus and Buddhists, situated in Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang, Nepal. It is probably the most elevated temple on the planet (worked at a height of 3800m). The site is near the town of Ranipauwa, which is at times erroneously called Muktinath. Inside Hinduism, it is known as Mukti Kshetra, which truly implies the 'spot of Moksha (Spiritual Freedom)'. This Pagoda Style Muktinath Temple is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines.

Sightseeing in Pokhara

World Peace Pagoda

World Peace Pagoda, also known as Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument on Anadu Hill of the former Pumdi Bhumdi Village Development Committee, in the district of Kaski, Nepal. Shanti Stupa in Pokhara is the first World Peace Pagoda in Nepal and seventy-first pagoda worked by Nipponzan -Myōhōji on the planet. The pagoda is 115 feet tall and 344 feet in width.

Located in Anadu Hill, Peace Pagoda adds excellence to the Pokhara. It is an ideal occasion spot giving an unmistakable perspective on the Himalayan range, Phewa Lake and Pokhara city. The ridge gives an unbelievable perspective on dawn and nightfall. The pagoda is 7 kilometers from Mahendrapool, the significant business spot in Pokhara. There are climbing trails, cycling tracks and the blacked beat street to the Peace Pagoda.

Devil’s Fall

One of the prime attractions of Pokhara valley is the Devil’s or David’s Fall. It is also called Patale Chhango. It is located 4 miles southwest of the Pokhara valley. Over the years, this place attracts a lot of travelers by its beauty. The water of this waterfall comes from the Seti river. There is a myth that so many people drowned into that fall. But, otherwise this a great place to celebrate a full day picnic.

Gupteshwor Gupha or Cave

This also a sacred place in Pokhara which attracts a enormous number of pilgrims every year. This is next to the devil’s fall. Its local name is Gupteshwor Mahadev Gupha and this name comes from the statue of Lord Shiv which you can see after going 40m down. Many years ago 2 people were passing by this cave and they found a statue of Lord Shiva inside the cave and from then it became famous. Inside this cave, the light is very dim and for that, the torches are very much recommended.