Is there any escape for wanderlust people? I would love to know that.
Since it’s been more than a year sitting at home and hitting with different past memories, I got hit by a great travelling memory to Pokhara.
Pokhara is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Nepal. Covered with mountains, valleys and lakes all around it give the whole Himalayan Valley feel.
If you are planning to visit Pokhara, here is a small guide about the things to do in Pokhara.
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1. Where to stay?
There are a bunch of beautiful resorts to stay in Pokhara. We stayed in Waterfront Resort. It has amazing Phewa lake view from balcony with an outdoor pool.
Freebies include wifi and complimentary breakfast and they have amazing room service.
It is 15 minutes walk away from Central Pokhara with lake scenic beauty which is best for
vacationers who want to spend time with nature.
2. Where to eat?
The main struggle for a vegetarian traveller when travelling outside India is “where to eat?” Frankly speaking for the very first day I was struggling with what to eat? and where to eat?
But now after spending almost a week in Pokhara, I have shortlisted the best restaurants and cafes for my fellow vegetarians.
Trisarais good for Chinese and Indian cuisine and even have live music which most of the restaurants in Pokhara have.
We had our open-air dinner in Yarsa, they have amazing Italian cuisine and drinks near the lakeside.
The best meals I found were of the resort, we stayed at.
If you are someone who is so obsessed with Indian food and taste then do visit these places.
3. Phewa Lake
The stunning and huge Phewa Lake is the main attraction of the place. You can rent a boat and row in this peaceful lake for hours by either hiring a rower or row yourself.
You can take a boat ride to visit the World Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa), which is on the other side of the lake.
4. Mountain Biking
We decided to ride bicycles during one of our days. Team Rapid Runner Kayak Shop had a friendly nature and a great service to offer. On our ride along the lakeside, we witnessed locals playing roadside games like chess and table tennis on the cemented surface. It was an amazing experience trying our hands-on.
5. Tal Barahi Temple
There is a small Island amidst Phewa Lake known as Tal Barahi Temple. It’s the Hindu Temple of the goddess Durga. It has a great view of the city and the Himalayas from here.
You have to get a boat to go there.
It was our most adventurous journey on a boat as it started to rain heavily and the wind wasn’t giving us a clue to cooperate with us. We were going back and forth but had a really amazing experience.
Of Course, Pokhara is known for adventures, this made me take you to the real adventure to which I said YES for the very first time in my life.
6. Ultra Light
Ultra-Light is the 2 seater plane. One for the passanger and the other for the pilot. There are plenty of companies to choose from, personally, our resort offers to book adventurous sports by taking a minimal fee.
The company you choose will send a taxi to take you to the spot from where you will take off and drop you to your origin spot. They are all much the same in terms of price and what they offer, they have packages from 15 minutes to 90 minutes of flight. Depending on your packages you will fly over Phewa Lake and get great views of the Anupama Mountain Range.
Pokhara is considered as of the 5 top commercial tandem paragliding locations in the world. It’s one of the greatest experiences of flying up in the sky while enjoying the view of snow-capped mountains.
The peak season for paragliding is September to November and February to march, though if its not raining you can do this sport all year round.
There are experienced pilots to guide you through the sky. It’s a lifetime experience so don’t miss out to ask your company to take your photos with payment of a small fee.
8. Devi’s Fall
Devi’s fall is a waterfall. The water passes through Gupteshwar Mahadev Cave after exiting the tunnel. It’s a beautiful waterfall with the attraction of tourists and locals.
There is a small pond where you can try your luck by throwing a coin which must land on the statue of a god.
Sarangkot is the hill on the outskirts of Pokhara. Its best known for the panoramic view of the Himalayan range and Phewa lake. Take a shot in the morning at sunrise or in the evening at sunset and you will be rewarded with a spectacular view.
We travelled to Sarangkot with our hired bus, from which we travelled from Bhairhwa to Pokhara, so we stayed a bit later there and enjoyed the uphill local food.
If you are planning to visit Pokhara in the monsoon make sure you carry your monsoon
equipment. Being a low budget country you can visit here if you are running out of finances but
want to have a vacation.
If you all are planning to visit or visited before do tell in the comment section which place you
enjoyed the most.
We hope you enjoy Pokhara!