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Get to know about Pokhara in Nepal. Pokhara city guide will tell you about more on Pokhra, a famous city in Nepal.


Location: Pokhra is situated in the Central Nepal at the foothills of Himalayas.
Climate: Summer 40°C to 22°C, Winter 26 °C to 0 °C
Best time to visit: October to March
Nearest International Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
Nearest Domestic Airport: Pokhra Airport
Must Visits: Fewa Lake and Annapurna Range
Language spoken: Nepalese, Newari and Maithali
STD Code: +977-61

Pokhra NepalPokhara is situated at about 827 meter from sea level. The magnificent city is located about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu and can be reached both by aircraft as well as bus. The journey duration is 35 minutes and 5 hours respectively. As far as adventure trips are concerned, Pokhara is the next destination after Kathmandu. Pokhara is often called the enchanting Himalayan valley with a heart of major actions and adventures.

Surrounded by beautiful snow-caped mountains with a magnificent lake of crystal-clear pure Himalayan water; the Pokhra is a dream come true. An all-year round pleasing weather and friendly inhabitants will greet you with smile and leave you with the most unforgettable moments in your life. So pack up your bag, load your camera, and get ready for Pokhara experience!

Among the attractions, nothing is as majestic as the Fewa (or Phewa) Lake. The lake is 1.5-kilometer long and second largest in Nepal. Fewa Lake offers an excellent view of the mountains and their reflections in the water. This picturesque place is a hot favorite among the honeymoon couple. There are as many as 8 different lakes in Pokhra and apart from Fewa Lake, Begnas and Rupa Lakes are the most serene. Both these lakes are located about 15 km from Pokhara and are ideal places for relaxation, boating and fishing.

Another spectacular sight in Pokhara is the sight of Annapurna range. This magnificent range stretching from west to east and looks beautiful in the glittering sunlight. Apart from that Seti Gandaki and Seti Gorge are other two important places to visit in Pokhara. The Seti Gandaki flows right through the city at places it runs completely underground. The best view of the river can be seen from the top of the Seti Gorge. Then you have Mahendra cave that is located about 10km north from downtown Pokhara. It is a natural site located across the Seti River.

Pokhara is also known for its Newari and Tibetan artifacts. No trip to Pokhara can be complete without buying Newari handicrafts items. Don't forget to buy Tibetan carpet as well. The Newars have heavily contributed to the culture of Pokhra and that can be witnessed in its magnificent cuisines. Newari food is a must eat in Pokhra.

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