Pokhara, also known as the City of Lakes, is situated 200km west of Kathmandu and is one of the most popular destinations for travellers to Nepal. This half-day sightseeing tour offers you an opportunity to experience the natural and phenomenal beauty of the gorgeous city and includes visits to Davis Falls, Gupteshor Cave, the World Peace Stupa and the Tibetan refugee camp. All of these places, framed by a backdrop of the majestic Annapurna Range and Mount Machhapuchhre, are highlights for any visitor to Pokhara.
Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the country, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across the lake to visit the island temple in its middle. The eastern shore, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops are located.
The Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara; Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.
The eastern shore of Phewa Lake, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travellers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops are located.
Sarangkot is the highest point on the Pokhara valley rim. It is located at altitude is 1592m above sea level. This place provides the best view of Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and beyond to the main spine of the Annapurna ranges (Annapurna South 7195, Annapurna I 7647, Machhapuchure 6997, Annapurna III 7555, Annapurna II 7937, Annapurna IV 7525, Lamjung Himal 6986.)
Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). David's Fall (also known as Devin's and Devi's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker called David as washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared into an underground passage beneath the fall.
Gupteshwor Cave is also known as the Gupteshwor Gupha. The Gupteshwor Cave holds a special religious importance especially to the local people. This cave is regarded holy by the Hindus. The main highlight of the site is the Shivalinga, the phallic symbol of the Lord Shiva. The linga is preserved here in the condition it was discovered. It is just across the Deviâ€™s Fall. From the end of the cave, you can see the view of Davis Fall.
Bindhyabasini Temple is the center of religious activity in the lid bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park-like grounds offer a fine picnic area, and on Saturdays and Tuesdays when devotees flock there to offer sacrifices, take on a festive local flavor.
World Peace Pagoda
World Peace Pagoda is an amazing Buddhist Stups situated over a hill above the Phewa lake. This place is an incredible viewpoint of the Phewa lake. There is a big stupa of Lord Buddha built there.From the stupa, you can get an incredible sight of the glistening Annapurna range and the beautiful and small city of Pokhara.