is the second most-visited spot in Nepal after Kathmandu.
Known for its lovely lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa, which
have their source in the glacial Annapurna Range of the
Himalayas, it is a place of remarkable natural beauty.
Pokhara also offers splendid views of the fishtailed
summit of Machhapuchhre, which rises from behind the
second largest lake in the country, Phewa is the focal
point of Pokhara and extremely popular with visitors.
You can go sailing on the lake, row a hired boat across
the water, fish or visit the island temple in the
Barahi Temple is the most important shrine in Pokhara
and a major landmark. Built bang in the centre of the
Phewa Lake, this multi-storeyed pagoda is dedicated to
the boar manifestation of Goddess Ajima, the protector
deity representing the female force or Shakti.
sparkling river flows right through the city and is
completely underground at places. Amazingly enough, it
seems no more than two metres wide at certain points
though its depth is over 20m. A small bridge, dubbed
Mahendra Pul, provides a perfect view of the river's
dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful
Davis Fall lies about 2km southwest of Pokhara airport
on the Siddhartha highway. Locally known as the Patale
Chhango (Hell's Fall), it was named Davis Fall after a
trekker who mysteriously disappeared down an underground
passage beneath the fall.
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