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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2 days in Mountain City Pokhra , Nepal

After spending time in Kathmandu we headed toward pokhara, city of mountains and lake. We took tourist bus and it was pleasant journey through the mountains and river. Pokhra is gateway to the Mountaineering camp and an ideal place for paragliding.
We stayed near the phewa lake, where most of the shops and hotels are located. Phewa Lake or Fewa lake is a beautiful lake surrounded by forest, mountain and lake-side street. Boating in lake was a memorable experience.
 
 
Mountain view during sunrise from Sarangkot is top thing to do in pokhara . Unfortunately we could not see the spectacular view due to cloudy weather.
Pic by Marina & Enrique (https://www.flickr.com/photos/romeral/)          
Only a small part of city retains the historical old buildings.
Tunnel leading to aqueduct over Seti River Gorge, Pokhara
Devis fall is waterfall named after Swiss lady Davi who drowned here in 1960s.
After exiting the tunnel, the water passes through a cave called Gupteshwor Mahadev. There is a small shiva temple Inside.
Pokhara Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument on a hilltop.

International Mountain Museum

 A must visit place in pokhara to learn about ecology, life and information related to Mountaineering .