Pokhara: An Enchanting City

Pokhara: An Enchanting City

Published Date :27 Dec, 2015

Nepal has many beautiful places. One of most extra-ordinary and beautiful places in the world is Pokhara. It is situated at the height of 827 m and approximately 200km to the west from Kathmandu. The profoundly spiritual land, resting on the kind lap of the Annapurna range comprises a unique cross-section of human cultures and natural habitats. It is blessed with lush vegetation and swift flowing rivers. Pokhara is in fact a paradise city where a hustle and bustle of the tourists to enjoy the sheer beauty of nature is very common. Just a single visit to this heavenly city Pokhara is sure to cast a captivating effect in the memory of the visitors forever and ever.

The paradise city, Pokhara is extremely known for its scenic beauty. Hundreds of thousands of visitors’ duo native and outsiders flock there to enjoy the hypnotic glamour of nature and trek around the valley. The magnificent range just 27 km away to its north, best of all, the Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail Peak) I its insurmountable pose, do cast ageless attraction to the visitors. The valley does possess three large lakes: Phewa, Begnas and Rupa Tal. Phewa Lake is the largest and the most beautiful lake. Visitors enjoy boating around it and row across to reach to Tal Barahi Temple on a hillock in a mid of lake. Similarly, Begnas and Rupa Lake are some distance away to the east of town. So, only a few tourists make their visit to these lakes. The perfect orange light on the lake during the dawn and dusk, the majestic ‘Fishtail’ summit and its crystal clear reflection in the Phewa Lake is indeed unimaginable. It makes the visitors realize the divine power of nature. So, they feel blessed to be there.

The Seti Gandaki that flows right through Pokhara is a scene to look at because it flows underground in some places 30-40 meter below the ground level, cutting a deep narrow gorge. From the Mahendrapul, the river can hardly be seen flowing deep below the surface. Similarly, towards the northwest side of the city, there is a limestone cave called the ‘Mahendra Cave’. The cave is well maintained with electric lights and a flower garden surrounding the area. This is the popular destination to all the visitors. Likewise, nearly a couple of kilometer away to the south west of the airport, the river Pardi flowing from the legendary Phewa Lake, suddenly drops into the ground and disappears. This waterfall is called Patale Chhango now popularly known as Davis Falls. The river emerges from underground about a kilometer away to join the river Phusre. A legend has Davis Falls that a tourist named Davis was swept away by the flood came in the Pardi River. Her boyfriend tried to rescue her but unfortunately both disappeared there forever. Thus, the waterfall is named after the eternal lovebirds. The Gupteshwor Cave nearby has it’s another identity from where we can see the Davis Falls clearly. Then the Tibetan Refugees Camp is ideal place to visit and see their living style in their community.

In short, Pokhara is not the work of an artist. The landscape of the valley itself is a beautiful portrayal of natural beauty. It is a pure gift of nature. So, it is a paradise for the naturalists and dreamland for the lovers. At the same time, it is a focal point of luxury queens. The vein like motorable roads, abundant facilities of ultra modern life viz-sky rocketing shopping malls, mushrooming number of schools and colleges, luxury hotels, hospitals and research centers etc. prove that the city is galloping to modernity and prosperity.