Tuesday, July 1, 2008


1. Bindabasini

Bindhyabasini Temple is also one of the most popular and well known temple in Pokhara.It is situated in the laps of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna ranges. This temple lies in the north of Pokhara .This temple is 3000 ft above from the sea level. You can get a fabulous view of Pokhara city and the Himalayas from this temple.The fragrance of the scented “Dhup” and refreshing air can keep anyone spellbound.

This temple originated when the Goddess “Bhawani “ told king khadag Bum Malla to establish her statue in Bindhyachal hill. This temple was established in B.S 1845 since then this goddess is worshipped daily. Even the tourists visits at least once there. This temple is one of the most important holy places for the Hindu people. The government has even printed its stamp with the picture of the temple in the year 2045.

2. Ram Krishna Tole

Pokhara's traditional bazaar is colorful and so are its ethnically diverse traders. Around here the temples and monuments reflect Newar architecture of the Kathmandu valley. Located about four kms from Lakeside ,The market's original charm is alive and thriving . Ganesh Tole and Ram Krishna Tole is the old market (bazaar) of Pokhara and it provides a glimpse into the traditional ambience of art and architecture of the Pokhara valley . This area with the red brick walls, carved windows and tile roof harbours some interesting temple also. The old bazaar is also home to one of Pokhara's most important shrines locally called the Bindyabasini Mandir.

3. Chorepatan - Dargayling Moresforty

4. Tibetan Village

There are the two Tibetan villages in the vicinity of Pokhara. One of them called Tashiling is in the south past patale chhango. The other village by the name of Tashi Palkhel lies north of Pokhara at a place called Hyanja on Pokhara Baglung Highway. The Tibetan people living in these villages keep themselves busy by producing and trading in woolen carpets and other handicraft items. They also run souvenir shops around lakeside. Some of them work like hawkers selling souvenirs at bargaining prices.

5. Mahadev Cave (Gupteshwor Cave)

6. Devis Falls
Locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall), Devi's fall (also known as Devin's or David's) is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was skinny-dipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again.

Phewa lake, the second largest lake in the kingdom, roughly measuring 1.5 km by 4 km, is the center of all attractions in Pokhara. The enchanting lake is an idyllic playground. Brightly painted wooden boats and sailboats can be rented on reasonable cost around lakeside.

The lake is neither deep (roughly 47 meters at most) nor particularly clean, but the water is warm and swimming is pleasant if you don't think about the probable pollution.

The eastern shoreline of the lake, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam, consists of seemingly endless strip of lodges, restaurants, bookshops and souvenir shops. One of the fascinating parts of lakeside is the splendid view of the mountains, especially when the still water reflects the peaks, creating a double image.