Places To Visit In Pokhara

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Country rank: 2 out of 14 Places To Visit In Nepal

Sub-Region: Gandaki Zone

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Here are the top 28 tourist attractions to see in Pokhara:

1. Phewa Lake

Phewa Lake

4.5

6 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Phewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal. It is a semi-natural freshwater lake enveloped by rani ban or queen's forest and stunning reflection of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges in the clear lake waters. It is also a perfect place to experience the ever so glorious Himalayan sunri...

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2. Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit

4.3

154 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Annapurna Circuit is a popular Himalayan trek in the Annapurna range.

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3. Adventure Sports in Pokhara

Adventure Sports in Pokhara

3.7

5 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Pokhara is the most famous adventure activities hub in Nepal.

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4. Shanti Stupa, Pokhara

Shanti Stupa, Pokhara

3.8

6 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Shanti Stupa in Pokhara also called as Peace Pagoda is a stunning monument located on the Anadu Hill overlooking the mesmerising Phewa Lake with the charming Annapurna Mountain range in the backdrop. It is a popular tourist attraction and a striking landmark or a pleasant pit stop for the intrepid c...

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5. International Mountain Museum

International Mountain Museum

4.2

6 kms
from city center

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The International Mountain Museum in Pokhara has a stunning collection of artefacts, original gears, stories and photographs of the mountains, their inhabitants' and the explorers who climbed some of the highest peaks in the world. The museum gives you a description of the people living in the Himal...

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6. Tal Barahi Temple

Tal Barahi Temple

5 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Tal Barahi Temple, also known as Lake Temple or Varahi Temple is a two-storey pagoda temple located on a small island on Phewa Lake in Pokhara. Dedicated to Goddess Varahi, who is an incarnation of Goddess Durga, both Hindu and Buddhist followers visit here for worship. It is believed that the templ...

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Top Hotels in Pokhara

  • Three Jewels Boutique Hotel

    Staring from USD 21

  • Hotel Eco Tree Pvt. Ltd.

    Staring from USD 30

  • Hotel Haven O' Ganga

    Staring from USD 39

7. Davis Falls

Davis Falls

6 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Davi's Fall in Pokhara is an extraordinary waterfall which creates a 500 feet long underground tunnel as it reaches its bottom. This tunnel has brought the fall its name, i.e. Patale Chango in the Nepalese language, which means "underground waterfall." Fed by Phewa Lake Dam, the waterfall is surroun...

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8. Sarangkot

Sarangkot

5 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Located on the scenic Sarangkot Mountain, Sarangkot is a village famous for its sunrise and sunset view of Annapurna and the take-off site for paragliding. The village lies at an elevation of 1600 metres above sea level and is a perfect place to capture a mesmeric view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, ...

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9. Begnas Lake

Begnas Lake

12 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

One of the famous lakes in Pokhara, the Begnas Lake is the second largest lake in the valley. This freshwater lake is quite a crowd puller for its beautiful natural surroundings. On a clear day, at the foothills of the Himalayas, the lake waters reflect the surrounding mountain ranges and the clouds...

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10. Old Pokhara

Old Pokhara

5 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

With the onset of tourism, Pokhara has evolved tremendously. Some changes were definitely beneficial but the real charm of Pokhara is sort of lost and what one can see upfront is the traffic, the crowds and the chaos. In one region, known as Old Pokhara, locals have somehow managed to maintain the o...

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11. Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple

Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple

7 kms
from city center

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Gopteshwar Mahadev Mandir is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva near the place where Seti River emerges from underground. A self-emerging Shiva Lingam was found in the 3 km long cave during the 16th century. Apart from the holy temple, long, deep and dark cave offers an excellent opportunity to e...

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12. Seti River Gorge

Seti River Gorge

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Seti River is famous for its deceptive river course and its milky white water. The water cuts a deep gorge right across the mighty Mahabharata range and then runs a deep chasm in the middle of the town. The gorge can be seen from a park in the Old pokhara close to the Gorkha Museum.

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13. Gurkha Museum Pokhara

Gurkha Museum Pokhara

1 kms
from city center

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Located near Mahendra Pul in Pokhara, Gorkha Museum is a grand structure dedicated to commemorating the service of Gurkha soldiers. Gurkha soldiers joined the British Army in 1815 and this museum is a beautiful picture gallery to learn more about the lives of Gurkhas.

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14. Bindhya Basini Temple

Bindhya Basini Temple

1 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Sitting atop a small hill, the ancient Bindhyabasini Temple in Pokhara is dedicated to Durga, the warlike incarnation of Parvati. The Goddess is worshiped here in the form of a Saligram. According to a local legend, King Siddhi Narayan Shah bought the idol from Bindhyachal in India before Nepal? uni...

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15. Rupa Tal

Rupa Tal

15 kms
from city center

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Rupa tal, located in the city of Pokhara is the only freshwater lake of Nepal. At an altitude of 600 m, the beautiful lake is famous for the variety of flora and fauna that it supports. There are boating facilities available for visitors, from where people can enjoy the charming landscape and engage...

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16. Ghorepani Hill

Ghorepani Hill

35 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

At an elevation of 3210 metres above sea level, Ghorepani Hill is the most preferred trekking trail in Nepal. Hundreds of adventurers visit to experience the thrill of traversing the magnanimous hill. Also known as Nepal's Classic Himalaya Trek, it has been an important attraction for nature lo...

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17. Bat Cave Pokhara

Bat Cave Pokhara

4 kms
from city center

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For those looking for a different level of adventure, the Bat cave or Chamero Gufa in Pokhara is just perfect. As the name suggests, it is where one can find thousands of bats thriving in the dark, gloomy and moist chambers of the cave. These are mostly Horseshoe Bats, and they are found clinging up...

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18. Tibetan Refugee Camp

Tibetan Refugee Camp

3 kms
from city center

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The four official Tibetan containment camps in the city of Pokhara is a small world in itself. These refugee camps were built for the thousands of Tibetan refugees that came to settle in Nepal after the Chinese takeover. The Tibetan here sell beautiful handmade jewellery, trinkets, carving and carpe...

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19. Mahendra Gufa

Mahendra Gufa

4 kms
from city center

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Located in Batulechaur, Mahendra cave is a thrilling cave tourist can explore in the town. The cave is named so after King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev and is a huge natural formation in limestone. Hindus consider the cave sacred and have installed a statue of Lord Shiva, but basically, this is a ca...

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20. Poon Hill

Poon Hill

35 kms
from city center

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Situated at an altitude of 3210 m, Poon Hill is a popular short trekking destination, offering an impeccable view of sunrise and sunset. Most trekkers hike here from the village of Ghorepani to enjoy the spectacular view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The trekking trail covered with rhododendro...

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21. Pokhara Regional Museum

Pokhara Regional Museum

2 kms
from city center

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In Pokhara, the Pokhara Regional Museum is where one can find insights into the ancient culture and history of Pokhara Valley with the help of exhibits from the time as old as the Stone Age and covering centuries of evolution of the civilisation. With a humble setup and artefacts depicting the tribe...

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22. Annapurna Butterfly Museum

Annapurna Butterfly Museum

0 kms
from city center

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Annapurna Butterfly Museum was established in 1965 in the city of Pokhara. The museum houses almost all of Nepal? 660 common, rare and endemic species of butterflies. The collection is kept in such a way to illustrate their mimicry and camouflage. Several charts comparing these species with others f...

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23. Shree Gaden Dhargay Ling Monastery

Shree Gaden Dhargay Ling Monastery

9 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Shree Gaden Dhargay Ling Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery located in Pokhara, Nepal. It was established with an aim to spread Buddhist teachings and Tibetan influence in the country. The peaceful, quiet and secluded environment of the monastery is perfect for meditation and some introspecti...

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24. Bhimsen Temple

Bhimsen Temple

1 kms
from city center

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The 200-year-old Bhimsen Temple is dedicated to the Newari - God of trade and commerce. It is said to be the oldest temple in the city and is replicates the pagoda style of architecture. The exterior of the temple is covered with intricate erotic carvings and exquisite woodcarvings on doors, windows...

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25. Trekking

Trekking

4 kms
from city center

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Pokhara is a trekker's paradise. The northern region of the city offers several short treks ranging from one to as many days as you like. The treks offer a spectacular view of the Himalayan range and the surrounding valley. Some of the popular trekking trails are Ghorepani Poon Hill, Mardi Himal, Kh...

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26. Boating in Pokhara

Boating in Pokhara

5 kms
from city center

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Pokhara is a popular destination for enjoying boat rides under a shining sun. Hire a big paddleboat, a kayak, sailboat or a rowboat and head to the various lakes such as Phewa or Begnas lake to enjoy quiet boating. It is the best possible method to enjoy the spectacular view picturesque landscape of...

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27. Paragliding

Paragliding

5 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Stretching along the shore of a serene lake and mountains at the backdrop Pokhara is arguably among the best five paragliding venues in the world. Imagine jumping off the cliff, relieving yourself from all the anxieties, and flying like a free bird. Doesn't it sound magical to you?. If you are ...

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28. Yoga, Pokhara

Yoga, Pokhara

5 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Pokhara

Nepal is a hub of a variety of spiritual seekers looking for peace of mind and soul. Various yoga and meditation centers around Pokhara offering peaceful environment and a magnificent landscape are perfect for such retreats. Visitors can learn a new way of life with more happiness and less stress in...

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