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Pokhara, an enchanting natural paradise proffers a heavenly beauty and serenity for the inquisitive travelers. The Valley is of 124 square feet, the home of a numbers of lakes including the most renowned, Phewa Lake. In the middle of the lake the temple of goddess Barahi is situated. Boating and fishing are the major charm of Phewa Lake. Boating on the lake is a lovely way to spend your time here.
Pohkara is famous for its lake and its amazing views of the Annapurna range include Annapurna I and VI, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. When the sunrises, you can see the reflection of the mountains in the lake, truly a photographers paradise.
30min drive or a three hour trek through the jungle takes you to the hill station of Sarangkot. Form here you can watch the sunrise as you get up close and personal with the Annapurna and dhulgari range of mountains. If you dare you can take the plunge and launch yourself by paraglider to soar with the eagles.
Devis falls is about a ten minuet drive from lake side. It’s set in a small jungle park and gives you the sight of the river plunging through a narrow ravine and disappearing under ground. Outside the falls you can yourself go underground and explore the limestone caves.
One place you must visit whilst in Pohkara in the National Mountaineering Museum. It showcases the culture and way of life of Nepal’s ethnic groups, mountaineering and mountaineers in Nepal, a complete geographical history of the Himalaya, various climbing peaks in Nepal, Buddhist religion and Tibetan people as well as environmental projects to clean up mountain areas and conservation programs. It’s a great place to visit and you can easily spend half a day here.
Atop a hill top on the opposite side of the lake you can take a short trek to the world peace pagoda, a tranquil and peaceful place where you can take in the views of Annapurna and the lake below you as well as the hole of lakeside.
Dotted around pohakara, there are several Tibetan refugee camps, monasteries and markets. You can visit these places by bicycle or taxi and talk to the friendly Tibetan people, listen to their stories of exile and life in Tibet. You can spend a day wondering around the markets, tasting the Tibetan food and even try butter tea if you dare!
This place has simple natural scenery that affects you at the very first glance. It is considers as the place of natural wonders and complete relaxation.