Pokhara - A Calming Hug From The Nature
Pokhara is a traveler’s paradise and a getaway destination from the noise and the chaos of people’s busy lives. The city is nature joining hands with relaxation.
Pokhara is the second largest tourism hub of the country after Kathmandu. It lies in western region in the Kaski District at an altitude of 822 meters (2697 ft) above sea level. The city is the gateway of Annapurna Region Trek and is home to Phewa Lake, and therefore has what it takes to bring more people to visit.
With unforgettable mountain views, beautiful green lush, and tranquil lakes, Pokhara is a land of natural fascination. The city is also inclined towards adventure and the nightlife fun.
People and their Culture
In Pokhara, you will find the Gurungs, Magars, Thakuris, and Khas dominantly. So, Sonam Losar is celebrated greatly in Pokhara. They celebrate it by gathering in someone’s home, playing music and enjoying it, and by ending it with a feast. It is not uncommon for Brahmins, Chhetris, and Newars to reside here since many have migrated here. So, there is a blend of culture here as well, not just what the majority of ethnicity celebrate.
Famous Attractions in Pokhara
‘The City of Lakes’, Pokhara has beautiful lakes that make anyone feel at peace when visited. So, it is a must to see the Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rupa Lake and go boating.
Next, there is Davis Falls which is a waterfall that flows from the Phewa Lake itself. It passes through the tunnel, into the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, which is also very famous in Pokhara. There is also the famous Bat Cave called Chamero Gufa where you will see horseshoe bats all over the walls and ceilings.
The World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara built in pagoda style with the statue of Buddha on its four sides is also a must-visit site here. The view of the magnificent Annapurna Range showing its snowy white teeth will leave you breathless.