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    FOLKLORE AT THE TIBETAN TEMPLE

    by davidjo Written Jul 26, 2014

    At the Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Refugee Settlement visit the temple and learn about Tibetan folklore on some of the many boards that are displayed there. The one in the photo tells the story of Saint Milarepa who was a famous poet 1,000 years ago and his works have been passed down throughout the centuries.

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    SPOT UNUSUAL SIGNS

    by davidjo Written Jul 26, 2014

    Wandering around Pokhara there will be many opportunities to see unusual signs, probably due to spelling mistakes or lack of education. I came across this one at a small grocery store and i could just imagine the store-keeper quickly washing his hands after selling a kilo of potatoes and grabbing his scalpel ready for an operation.

    would you have an operation here?

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    TREK TO SARANGKOT

    by davidjo Updated Jul 26, 2014

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    Get up early and trek to Sarangkot. the trail takes you to the end of the lake and through a few Newari villages where the children will welcome you enthusiastically. The last part of the trail is quite steep as it winds round the hill but you will be rewarded with some wonderful views of Pokhara and Lake Phewa far below. You will also pass by locals who will be harvesting their crops, don't forget to wave to them as it will be appreciated. On a clear day you will see Dhulagiri and Machapuchare (Fishtail mountain). Machapuchare is considered a Holy mountain and climbing was banned there many years ago. As far as i know nobody managed to scale it but quite a few died trying! Also if you stay overnight in Sarangkot you might be treated to a wonderful sunset. Allow 3 hours to hike from Pokhara, that will give you plenty time for photography and rest.

    NEWARI CHILDREN TRAIL AFTER SARANGKOT A view on the way up lake Phewa busy  farming
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    RENT A BIKE

    by davidjo Written Jul 25, 2014

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    In Pokhara there are many places that offer bikes for rent and this is an ideal way to see the area. The prices are very economical and you will have a great time cycling along the lake shore, the main town of Pokhara, visiting the Tibetan Camp or Devi Falls.

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    Sunrise view from Sarangkot

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jul 10, 2014

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    Sarangkot is famous for sunrise view.One of the most beautiful place I have visited.Everyone seems to chose here as the place to watch sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range, particularly the peak of Machapuchare (the fish tail), Sarangkot is just 7km north of Pokhara.. The sunrise from the mountains is awesome.we woke up @ 4.30 to see sunrise andhire a taxi through our guest house paid 1200 it was worth.even you can see very nice view of Pokhara and Fewa lake from Sarangkot.

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    INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN MUSEUM

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 25, 2014

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    International Mountain Museum is a great place to visit of you have some extra time in Pokhara. It has lots of information about the trekking and Mountaineering history of Nepal.IMM was opened on February 5, 2004.The museum primarily provides information and exhibits everything related to Man, Mountain and Mountain activities from around the world.The museum contains three main exhibitions halls - Hall of Great Himalayas, Hall of Fame and Hall of World Mountains. It also contains models of famous peaks, mannequins of famous mountaineers, culture and lifestyle of mountain people, flora and fauna including geology. The museum has been built with the theme of man, mountains and mountaineering. The museum also has model Nepali houses constructed in its premise. you also can see Information of all 14 peaks over 8 thousand meters of height and their photographs are available in this section. Geological section in this hall displays collection of important rock samples that formed geological formation of the Mountain range.

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    Krishna Temple

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 10, 2014

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    Just at the opposite side of the Bindabasini Temple, there is another beautiful temple called Krishna Mandir where the annual birthday of Lord Krishna is celebrated on the day called Krishna Janmastami.here you will see statue of Radha and Krishna.

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    Bindhyabasini Temple

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 10, 2014

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    Bindhyabasini Temple is of great religious importance to Hindus living in the Pokhara region. It is a vital hub of religious fervor. The temple itself is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga, who is Pokhara's chosen guardian deity. Durga, also known as Shakti or Kali has numerous manifestations and at the Bindabasini temple she is seen as Bhagwati, a blood-thirsty aspect of the goddess. Durga appears in the form of a Saligram. A Saligram, according to Hindu mythology is an propitious stone.

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    Seti River Gorge

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 10, 2014

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    It is a mysterous wounder of Pokhara. Originated from the Machhapuchhre glacier. Seti (which means white in Nepali) River runs through the main city area in about 40 meters depth. Seti River Gorge situated in a park just in the corner from Ghorka Military Museum. It is the only place where the stream and canyon of Seti river is visible. It is impressive natural phenomenon how the river is hidden and runs somehow under the city in steep canyon. The water is now channeled through two 'tunnels' and through a canal that you can walk along. An odd setup--- but interesting to see the powerful river so close.

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    World Peace Pagoda

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 9, 2014

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    We found our inner peace here. So peaceful after few minutes hiking to reach the top from car parking. View of the ranges from here will amaze you like anything. Take lots of photo here and can have bird's eye view of entire Pokhara.World Peace Pagoda, a massive Buddhist stupa is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
    Peace Pagodas were built as a symbol of peace in Japanese cities including Hiroshima and Nagasaki where the atomic bombs took the lives of over 150,000 people, almost all of whom were civilian, at the end of World War II. By 2000, eighty Peace Pagodas had been built around the world in Europe, Asia, and the United States.I hire a car taxi from lakeside and paid 1200 include waiting charge.

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    Tibetan Refugee Settlement Camp

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 9, 2014

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    Our time at the refugee camp was brief but memorable. We were able to meet some of the friendly Tibetan refugees selling accessories & weaving carpets as source of income.This carpet place will give you an idea of how they hand made carpets using Tibetan yak wool and New Zealand wool. The products are beautiful. Talk to the locals whilst you are here and get to know about the carpets and the people We wanted to bring home some of their beautiful carpets, but we were on a tight budget.many of Tibetan refugee who hawk souvenirs live in Tibetan refugee settlement within and around Pokhara
    Tashiling, located on the south side of Pokhara, began life a temporary camp set up by the UNHCR (United Nation High Commission for Refugees) for refugees who gradually found their way to Pokhara from the border areas of Tibet. At its zenith in 1964, 1000 residents lived at this camp but number continue to decrease as many emigrate to India, Europe, Canada and the United States. Currently, 523 Tibetans are said to reside at Tashiling. The settlement has a co-operative engaged in the souvenir business and a carpet factory provides employment and income for residents. In addition to schools, the community has one modern dispensary, a branch of the Tibetan traditional medical center, and a small monastery

    Tibetan Refugee Settlement Camp women weving wolll at Tibetan Refugee camp a woman making carpet at Tibetan Refugee camp A woman making carpet at Tibetan Refugee camp a man making purse Tibetan Refugee camp
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    Devi's Falls:Underworld waterfalls

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 8, 2014

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    Devi's Falls not very big, but still quite impressive. An interesting aspect of the falls is that the water travels through a natural tunnel prior. The water from the fall flow about 500 feets through the natural tunnel at the depth of 100 feets from ground level. In the year 1961, a Swiss tourist who was just swimming in the Phewa Lake was swept away due to the unexpected overflow in the dam water and her husband was helpless. Thus, her body was never recovered and was vanished forever.Then the fall was named after her name as Davis Falls . In Nepali it is also called Patale Chango, which mean underground Waterfall. As, the name given the water flows under the ground through its natural tunnel of 500 feets from the fall made by the water currents beneath the land.

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    Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 7, 2014

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    Gupteshwar Gupha(Cave) is a unique cave with Lord Shiva temple inside it. The place is now being developed and has some construction work going on. great feeling when you go down the cave in to the depth awesome feeling when you get a glimpse of the water fall.water dripping from the roof it shouldn't take more than half an hour overall. Entry ticket is around 100 Rs Nepali (for SAARC) and 50 Rs Nepali for locals

    Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave view of Devi's fall from cave inside view of Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave nside view of Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave view of Devi's fall from cave
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    Boating in phewa lake of Pokahara

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 5, 2014

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    We stay lakeside of Pokhara the Phewa lake was walking distance from my guest house so whenever I got time we enjoy the boat ride in Phewa lake Its a good and beautiful scenery surrounded by mountains and a lovely and romantic lake with good views. On clear days you may see snow cladded mountain ranges from the boat.There are shared boats, paddle boats available on a rent basis so don't miss this place when you are in Pokhara.

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    Barahi temple in Fewa Lake

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 5, 2014

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    Barahi temple is amazing temple in Pokhara which is situated at middle of the Fewa Lake like an island. It is also known as “Tal Barahi Temple”, one of the most religious and famous pilgrimage sites in Pokhara. We can see many Hindu pilgrimages visiting there with sacred flower, The temple is surrounded by beautiful Phewa lake and hills covered by lush green trees. Its a great place to spend time around. Small shared or individual boats take you to this place where you can spend as much time praying at the temple or just soaking in the beauty of the place.

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