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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

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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

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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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    Devi's Falls or Davis Falls....

    by mamtap Updated Mar 15, 2014
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    This is the most famous waterfall in Pokhara. Not only tourists from different country visit the falls, local people too go there regularly to take a break from their boring daily routine. Water coming from Fewa Lake goes down into this falls.

    But I am always confused by the name 'Devi's Falls' or 'Davis Falls', as the local got two different stories about the falls.

    First one is that on 31st July 1961, a Swiss tourist Ms. Davis who was swimming in the Fewa lake was swept away due to the unexpected overflow and her body was never recovered and was vanished forever.

    Other one is that the Devi's Falls got it's name from Devi (Goddess), whose temple is located near the Falls.

    The Length of the Falls is 500 meters underground water flow and the Depth is 100 Feet. June, July, August and September are the months to enjoy falls's real beauty.

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    Sarangkot... a view to stay!

    by mamtap Written Mar 13, 2014

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    Sarangkot is a very famous and highest viewpoint near Pokhara. It is easily accessible by two hours walk or by Local buses or cars.

    Remarkable thing about Sarangkot is that it gives you spectacular views of all four directions. From here one can see the mighty peaks of Machhapuchare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri and Annapurna II. Plan to reach the Sarangkot peak in early hours to catch the dawn or late dusk hours.

    Try to stay one full day to get a glimpse of the Sun ib both dawn and dusk as well as see the local life and enjoy local village food.

    Sarangkot is also famous for paragliding.

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    Go to Sarangkot

    by lotharscheer Updated Nov 26, 2012

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    Sarangkot and Annapurna from Pokhara
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    You will have a perfect view of the surrounding mountains, especially in the morning and excellent Paragliding.
    Go there by public bus from Lakeside (Mansawar rd.) first to "0 km" street crossing, from there to Baglung bus station and then to Sarangkot, bus to Sarangkot about hourly, total cost about 60 Rupies. Going down (local people claim it's a 2 hour walk down) you can get also a lift from the Paragliding Jeeps to Lakeside for maybe 100 Rupies (in case you are Paragliding the transport up is included, if uncertified you can get a tandem glide with a experienced guide for about $ 80) .

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    Sarangkot

    by illumina Updated Sep 18, 2012

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    At an altitude of 1592m (5500ft), this mountainside village lies to the north-west of Pokhara, a 2hour trek or a 45 min taxi/scooter ride away. It is best known for its panoramic views of the Annapurna range, which many people come to see at sunrise. Sadly it was very cloudy the day we went up to the top of Sarangkot, but the views were stunning nonetheless - we just caught only glimpses of Machhapuchhare through the clouds!

    The best viewpoint is from the hill fort right at the top - you'll have to leave your transportation just below the village if you've come by car or scooter, and walk up through the houses and paddy fields of the village to get to it. Entry fee is 25NPR (which goes to conservation of the area according to the ticket) - the tower is a still occupied by the military, but walk around and you'll see a viewing platform. On the way out there is a small temple too (2nd photo).

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