Pokhara is one of the famous destinations in Nepal for National and International tourist, which has made it fall in the list of best things to do in Nepal. This beautiful lakeside city is a center for beautiful lakes, caves, mountains, temples, and adventure sports, which are the best things to do in Pokhara. Pokhara is the largest city in terms of population and second largest in terms of area. It lies in the Kaski district of Gandaki zone. It is the provincial capital of Province number 4 as well as headquarter of Kaski district, Gandaki Zone. It is in the distance of 200-kilometer (120 miles) west from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The altitude difference of Pokhara is amazing due to its variation of altitude from 827 meters (2713ft) in the southern part to 1,740 meters (5,710ft) in the northern part. Annapurna Ranges with 3 of the ten highest mountains in the world (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu) is within 15 to 35 miles of the valley.
Pokhara is such kind of place which will stun you with its natural and artistic variation. The major attractions of Pokhara as a whole are Old Bazaar, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Temple of Tal Barahi, Phewa Tal (Lake), Begnas Tal (Lake), Rupa Tal (Lake), Sarangkot, Pokhara Shanti Stupa, International Mountain Museum, Gurkha Memorial Museum, Annapurna Butterfly Museum, Bindhyabasini Temple, Nepal Christiya Ramghat Church (first church of Nepal), Tibetan Gompa, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Mahendra Cave (Bat Cave), Devi’s Fall, Seti Gandaki (Seti River), Shree Gaden Dhargay Ling Monastery, and Ghorepani Poonhill Area.
Pokhara does not come under these places and attractions as it is much more than that. One can expect beyond expectation about this place. Being the city area also, it is much less polluted and much more managed and organized. The nightlife in Pokhara also adds zest to your travel. You will be able to catch up the bonfire, barbeque, along with dances, concerts and clubbing as well. Apart from this modern scheme, the statues present in the different stations having their own historical importance provides different but saluting feeling towards the place and the people residing or who resided there. Pokhara always welcomes its visitors with shiny smiling mountains, reflecting lakes and obliging locales.
Talking about the people, their lifestyle, culture, and traditions come in mind. Experiencing locales’ culture and traditions by interacting with them is also one thing to do in Pokhara. People residing there are mostly Hindu, Buddhists, Christians, and some are of Tibetan communities of Jampaling, Paljorling, Tashi Ling, and Palkhel. So, you can enjoy the mixture of cultures and festivals in Pokhara.Some major festivals observed there are Christmas, Dashain (Dusshera), Christmas, Buddha Jayanti, New Year, Tihar, Chhath, Janai Purnima, and so on. Pokhara is also a major hub for performing outdoor activities like bungee jumping, zip flyer, paragliding, boating, fishing, cycling, mountain biking, and ultra-light flight. Apart from roaming, you can relish all these activities in Pokhara as well. Nepal Rental Car provides all types of rental car in Pokhara.
You can reach Pokhara directly by flights and road transportation. Nepal Rental Car can aid you in that as well. Nepal Rental Car can provide almost all kind of vehicles (car, jeep, van, etc.) on hire with excellent facilities and heartwarming hospitality in order to reach there in ease. Not only for reaching there, but we can also arrange your travel throughout the city area roaming around the beautiful places there. We take care of you and your journey throughout Pokhara so you need not to worry about reaching and enjoying there. Nepal Rental Car provides the best rental services in Pokhara.
Major Things to do in Pokhara
There are different things to do in Pokhara such as Paragliding, Zip flyer, Caving, Boating and many more.
Pokhara offers many exciting sights as it consists of many beautiful lakes, caves, and waterfalls. The places for sightseeing in Pokhara are lakes such as Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake etc. and caves such as Mahendra cave, Bat cave, Gupteswor Mahadev cave etc. other interesting places to visit in Pokhara are Davi’s falls, world peace pagoda, international mountain museum and lots of other attractive destinations in Pokhara
Sunrise View Point in Pokhara
With many exciting places to visit in Pokhara, there are other places that take natural beauty to a new level. One of the famous destinations in Pokhara is Sarankot that offers a breathtaking view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. During the sunrise, the snow covered mountains reflect a golden light which is the major charm of mountains.
Religious Visit in Pokhara
There are several famous temples and stupas in Pokhara that adds up the beauty of the city. Temples visit can also be exciting and adventurous in a beautifully blessed place like Pokhara. The Taal Barahi temple lies in the middle of Phewa Lake and is reached by boating. From Bindhyabasini temple, beautiful mountain views can be achieved. One of the world peace pagodas also lies in Pokhara. In a religiously rich country like Nepal, many religious sites can be found and those lying in Pokhara have unique offerings other than blessings and artistic sceneries.
Adventurous Activities in Pokhara
Pokhara is the center for most of the adventurous activities happening in Nepal. Some of the adventures like hot air ballooning are only available in Pokhara. Pokhara is the starting point of almost all trekking towards the Annapurna region. Other adventurous activities that can be performed in Pokhara are skydiving, paragliding, boating, rafting, etc. many of the short day hiking can be done in Pokhara. Except this, cycling beside the lake is also an exciting opportunity available in Pokhara.