Pokhara Valley Tour
Pokhara Valley Tour
Is 206 km. away from Kathmandu. The road follows Trishuli River for most of the distance to Mugling where the Marshyangdi River joins Trishuli Rivers. The road then follows Marshyangdi as far as Dumre than Seti Gandaki accompanies the road all the way to Pokhara. Pokhara located at just 800 m. above sea level. It boasts a nearly unobstructed view of the 8000meter plus Annapurna and Manaslu Himal. 25 km. north, dominating the skyline in beauty, if not in height, is the double finned summit of Machhapuchre – “Fishtail – only of whose peaks is visible from Pokhara. It is also known as the city of Lake" sunning beneath the open sky with a stunning view of Annapurna massif and the Shadow of Fishtail on the Phewa Lake is no lesser to captivate the exploring imagination of any individuals.
Phewa Lake: Phewa Tal or Phewa Lake is the tourist center of Pokhara and the second largest Lake in Nepal. Only Rara Lake in the far west of the country is larger. If, legends is to be believed as per the local legends the origin of Phewa Lake encapsulate a very interesting story of beggar, who was scorned by the inhabitants except for a sympathetic woman, the beggar warned her of an Impending flood: as the woman and her family fled to higher ground, a torrent roared down from the mountains and submerged the town the “beggar” having been none other than the goddess Barahi Bhagwati. In the intervening period the woman’s descendants settled beside the new lake and erected a temple dedicated to Barahi Bhagwati, which is located across the Lake.
Shanti Stupa: Perched on the southern rim of the valley across the Fewa Lake, this offers one of the greatest perspectives of Pokhara and its legendary mountain view; Bindyabasini Temple: Pokhara’s main cultural attraction, a quiet temple complex more noteworthy for its sweeping mountain views than its collection of shrines. The featured deity, Bindyabasini, is an incarnation of Kali the mother goddess in her blood thirsty aspect, who is represented by Saligram an auspicious stone as per the Hindu Mythology. Animal sacrifices are common at this Temple, particular on Saturday and on the ninth day of the biggest festival “Dashain” of Nepal.
David’s fall: Also known as Fadke, Devin’s or David’s Falls, this waterfall is about 2 km south – west of the Pokhara Airport on the main Siddartha Highway and just before the Tashiling Tibetan Village. The Phardi Khola is the out flow from Phewa Tal and at Devi Falls it suddenly drops down into a hole in the ground and disappears. One of its alternate names comes from a tale that a tourist named David disappeared down the hole along with his girlfriend.