Trip Grade:Easy/Mild (*)
Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Trip Route:Bindawasini Temple – Seti River Gorge – Museum – Davi’s fall - Gupteshwor Mahadev – Tibetan Refugee Camp
Activity:Driving - Sightseeing
Best season:Throughout the yearShow All
Pokhara is 200 km from Kathmandu. The altitude of Pokhara is 827 m from the sea level. It doesnot have many historical monuments but it is the paradise for the nature lovers and adventurers. Annapurna Massifs, Dhaulagiri can be viewed very close from here. Pokhara is the gateway for the trekkers. 60 % of the total tourists come to visit Annapurna Region. Mostly, Ex- Gurkha soldiers have been dwelling in Pokhara. The places for the day tour are as follows:
Bindawasini Temple: This temple is very busy temple which was built in 17th century. It is the Goddess brought from India. It is the temple dedicated to the Goddess Bhagawati. Goddess Bhagawati is the Pokhara’s guardian deity, known as Shakti or Kali. People come to worship to fulfill their wishes and do many ritual activities. Mostly this is the spot for the marriage. It is the very good location to view Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. There are other small shrines in the temple courtyard like Devi Panchayan. Ganesh temple, Sankatmochan Hanuman, and Shiva temple.
Seti River Gorge: This is the gorge seen from the Mahendra bridge where one can see the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points the river appears hardly two meters wide. But the depth is quite beyond imagination over 20 meters!
International Mountaineering Museum:
International Mountaineering Museum situated in Pokhara opened on February 5, 2004. The museum is spread over4242 sq. m on 12.5 acres of land. The museum contains three main exhibition halls – Hall of Great Himalayas, Hall of fame and Hall of world mountains. It also contains models of famous peaks, mannequins of famous mountaineers, culture and life style of mountain people, flora and fauna.
This is another popular tourist draw in Pokhara. The water in the fall comes from the Fewa Lake.The fall is also called Patale Chhango. The fall looks more beautiful during the rainy season.
Located just 2 km away from the Airport, the cave is regarded as a sacred place. The unique cave has hall like places and the passages. There is a shivalinga, a phallic symbol of lord Shiva, inside the cave.
Tibetan Refugee Camp:
This is the area very close to Davi’s fall where many Tibetan Refugees are living there after the Chinese invasion over Tibet in 1959 A.D. The land has been provided the Nepali government. They are doing good business, selling souvenirs stuffs, weaving Carpet, selling meditional things and so on.
Day 01:After breakfast visit Bindawasini Temple, Seti River gorge, museum, then drive to Davi's fall; visit Gupteshwor mahadev cave and Tibetan Refugee Camp
Day 01After breakfast visit Bindawasini Temple, Seti River gorge, museum, then drive to Davi's fall; visit Gupteshwor mahadev cave and Tibetan Refugee CampMajor sites in Pokhara can be explored with in half day sightseeing. If we go to Sarangkot early in the morning for the mountain view, then while returning back, we can visit Bindawasini temple and Seti River gorge, then after breakfast, we can proceed to Davi's fall, Gupteshwor mahadev cave and Tibetan refugee camp. There are other number of places where we can organize day hiking
These are the places thought good for the day tour in Pokhara but there are many other places which can be organized as per your interest and time constraint. These places in Pokhara are: Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Bat’s Cave, Mahendra Cave, Tal Barahi Temple, World Peace Pagoda, Hyangja Monastery, Sarangkot, Kaskikot, Rupakot, The Pokhara Regional Museum,An Ethnographic Museum, Annapurna Natural History Museum,The Gurkha Museum and for many other adventurous sports.