Temple of the Wishing Goddess
Located on top of hill - Manakamana Temple can only be reach by cable car. This temple actually not located at Pokhara but in the middle journey from Kathmandu. We had lunch break at Manakamana Cafe and decide to visit the temple. As a muslim..i cant enter the temple area but since im going with my hindus freind this is a must place for them to visit while im just hanging around and spending my time enjoying the view roaming around the area. There will be long queue at the cable car speacially on Saturday coz most people doing their prayer and do sacrifice on thats day as its blessing day. So dont be suprise if u see local people bringing chicken in side the cable car and they had speacial cable car for goat!! hehe..
Actually in our place we have same cable car that we use in Genting Highlands but wthout the goat ofcourse..;0)
As we went there on winter..the weather are just great and little bit foggy. The cable care will stop operating at 1pm and start again at 2pm.So you should plan your time so that you dont got stuck on top.
Manakamana cafe located next to a river (cant remeber the name) as in winter and the water level is low we had the experince of deeping of feet in the cold water and pickup some stone as souvenir. But when in summer/monsoon season the water level are very high and really big water flow suitable for water rafting. I have seen a few group doing water rafting here from my visit on July.
A real gem
Madav's is much more than a bakery - it is the most innovative food outlet in town. Madav himself is sometimes in and try to find out his latest ideas.
This is Chipledhunga's premier place for a coffee and a chat, some fresh bakery goods or lunch time noodle innovations. Good coffee and millet biscuits.
Buckwheat noodles for lunch.
Seti River Gorge!!
Oh! we shall never forget the experience of looking at this Gorge! It was simply mind blowing, you get immediate vertigo!! Weak hearted people are not advised to look at it immediately after reaching. We photographed one Nepali boy climbing on the railings of the Gorge. It was just mind blowing!!
Seti Gandaki and Seti Gorge are other two important places to visit in Pokhara. The Seti gandaki flows right through the city, it runs completely underground at many places. There is a local myth that the entire land of Pokhara floats on the Seti river. Rivers in Nepal are known for their strength and the purity as entire source is from the Himalayan range.
Fewa Tal or Fewa Lake.
The Famous lake Fewa Tal is one of the best place to relax. On a clear weather day one can hire a boat and gaze around the mountains( The Annapurna Range), take photographs,go Canoeing, fishing, yatching, swimming, Tanning or just watching. The Lake is about 1.5KMs long. This time of the year all monsoon water comes down from nearby mountains and makes the lake dirty, otherwise the place is really beautiful.
I am told by the boatman that Fishing is allowed here for free and you can take the fish home or hotel and cook it. I am a great fishing fan, next time I will make sure to take my folding fishing rod and lots of bait and just laze around.
Sorry folks! I have no picture to put here showing the mountains. Better next time.
"Marvellous Fewa Lake..."
We were welcomed by the magnificent Fewa Lake. Water is aqua green at its best. Surrounded by lush bushes and trees and overviewed by the Annarpuna Range. The view over at Pokhara was simply beyond description. You will get an astounding view in the early morning as compared to night. But if you are a nature lover, you will love the cricketing sounds from the bushes, the beautiful sight from the fireflies and of course the polite and kind people...
Well, at Pokhara, you can be sure, it is one of the places you can shop for souvenirs. Even though many of the stuffs are not naturally made in Nepal (like exports from Khasmir, India and China) but you are sure, you will be able to get some nice quality shawls for your friends and families. Shopowners are friendly and of course, when they are friendly, you know you can bargain your way through for some of the stuffs. Also, the bookstore offers you books on Nepal and its culture at cheaper prices. Also, if you are thinking of changing money, you can be sure it is safe to change down there....and the rate is higher.