After Kathmandu, Pokhara is the largest city in Nepal and it definitely has a lot to offer. An eight hour drive from Kathmandu it’s located around 200km or 120 miles away from the capital city. After the invasion of Tibet by China in 1950 and the Indo-China warfare in 1962, the old trading route to India from Tibet through Pokhara became obsolete back in the day. Today only a few caravans from Mustang arrive in Bagar.

Pokhara is considered the tourism capital of Nepal, acting as the gateway to the great Annapurna trekking circuit. There are countless tourist attractions in Pokhara establishing it as the hub of Nepalese tourism. Not only can you enjoy the spectacular views the city has to offer sightseeing, but you can also visit beautiful hill stations like “Sarangkot” and “World Peace Pagoda Stupa.” The city of lakes, Pokhara is the home to Fewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal and six more popular lakes of Nepal.

If you’re ever here, paragliding is a fun activity you should definitely try. Paragliding is Pokhara’s most pioneering sport in recent years.

Temples and Gumbas :

  • Tal Barahi Pagoda (located on the island in the middle of Phewa Lake)
  • Bindhyabasini Pagoda
  • Akala Pagoda
  • Kedareshwar Mahadev Mani pagoda
  • Matepani Gumba
  • World peace Pagoda
  • Akaladevi Pagoda
  • Monastery (Hemja)
  • Radha Krishna Shanti Ashram Lame Al
  • Sitaldevi Pagoda
  • Gupteshwar Mahadev Gupha (Cave)/ pagoda
  • Mudula Karki Kulayan Mandir
  • Sunpadeli Temple (Kaseri)
  • Bhadrakali Pagoda
  • Kumari Pagoda
  • Bhairab Pagoda
  • Nepal Christiya Ramghat Church, established in 1952 (2009 BS), in Ramghat area of Pokhara is also the first church in Nepal.

Some major places to visit in Pokhara

  • Paragliding (places?)
  • Mountain biking
  • Ultra-light Flying
  • Trekking
  • Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Bungee jumping
  • David Falls
  • Gupteswor Cave & Temple
  • Mountaineering Museum
  • Seti Gorge (Seti Gandaki)
  • Mahendra Cave
  • Bat Cave
  • Bindhayabasini Temple
  • Tal Barahi Temple (Barahi Temple)
  • Sarangkot Sunrise & Mountain View Point
  • World Peace Pagoda
  • Old Market Places
  • Bhimsen Temple