Tourist Attraction in Pokhara
- The Phewa Lake which is the second-largest lake in Nepal is also the
most important landmark of Pokhara. The Lakeside here covers almost half
the eastern shores of the Phewa Lake. Most of the hotels, shopping
malls and recreational centers are located here. A stroll along the
shores of the lake is good enough to acquainted oneself with the place.
Boating, fishing and swimming iare also sought after recreational
activities in this beautiful lake.
VIEW POINT (POKHARA) - Pokhara is an excellent place
to savour the beauty of the majestic Himalayan peaks. Annapurna, the
10th highest peak in the world, is just 24 kms away from here. The
northern skyline is also full of major peaks like Dhaulagiri,
Machhapuchhare and Lamjung. These view of these peaks with the comforts
of the sub-tropical surroundings make Pokhara unique in itself.
BEGNAS TAL AND RUPA TAL
- Pokhara Phewa is only one of the seven lakes in the Pokhran Valley.
Rupa and Begnas Lakes are among the other larger lakes situated
approximately 15 kms east of Pokhara. Both these lakes are twin
water-bodies separated by a low ridge and worthy of half-a-day’s visit.
TEMPLE OF TAL VARAHI - The Tal Varahi Temple is
located in the middle of the Phewa Lake, on an island. It can be reached
by taking any of the colourful boats available from Varahi Ghat.
-The temple is the oldest structure in Pokhara built by Newari traders
way back in the 16th century. You have to brace yourself for braving a
long flight of steps to reach the temple. The main shrine of the temple
is dedicated to Goddess Durga, though there is a new Shiva Temple and a
small Buddhist monastery as well, at the base.