INTRODUCTION TO POKHARA A BEAUTIFUL CITY
Pokhara was once important trading post on the route between Tibet and India. Until the end of the 1960s, the little town could only be reached by foot. The first road was finished in 1968 after which tourism boomed and the city grew rapidly. A tourist area developed along the take and the area between the old city and the lake filled up. To this day, mule trains can be seen camped on the outskirts of the town, bringing goods to trade from remote regions of the Himalaya. The old town (Bazaar) in the north of the town tells its tale of existence since ages unknown.
Pokhara one of those few spots where the mountains rise so quickly within 30km, the ground ascends from 1000m to over 8000m. The Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, each with peaks over 8000m, can be seen from here.
PLACES TO VISIT IN POKHARA
Davis Falls: Spectacular, supernatural and unusual, Davis falls plunges into a cave and disappears into the earth.
World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa): Built about 16 years ago atop a hill overlooking Phewa Lake, the Stupa offers a great place to see the mountains and the sunset over Pokhara.
Mahendra Cave: Mahendra Cave is a famous cave located in Batulechaur, the northern end of the Pokhara city.
The Beauty of Pokhara, Nepal
Pokhara is the starting point for many treks such as the Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Sanctuary trek, or the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.
Phew Lake in Pokhara
Clean City,Pokhara, Nepal
Pastries in Pokhara
The peacefulness of Phewa Lake
God birth place, Beautiful Pokhara
Taking a walk through the town
morning view of the clear peaks
Pokhara city of lakes
Pokhara, by its name, means a city of lakes and ponds, as there are numerous beautiful lakes where you can boat and literally drown your sorrows. And these lakes aren’t the only thing to blow your mind in Pokhara.
Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu. It is just at a distance of 200 kms from the capital city, and is easily accessible. There are numerous tourist buses, micro buses and local buses that take passengers in and out of Pokhara every day. Just five hours drive from Kathmandu, and you end up in a completely different place, with a completely different landscape and an entirely different feel from the buzzing hubbub of Kathmandu.
Transportation in Pokhara
Reaching Pokhara is simple since there are convenient road and flight connections to the rest of Nepal. Once in Pokhara, you can get around in a number of ways. There are scooters, bicycles and motorcycles for rent, and boats to get you around the lake. There are also smaller local buses that link the lake area to the airports, Mahendrapul and the bus stands.