Pokhara is a city in central Nepal, situated in the Gandaki Pradesh (Province 4) of the country. It is the second-largest city in Nepal after the capital, Kathmandu. Pokhara is known for its stunning natural beauty, with the picturesque Phewa Lake and the backdrop of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Key features and attractions of Pokhara include:

  1. Phewa Lake: A large freshwater lake that offers boating and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
  2. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges: The city provides a gateway to trekking routes leading to these famous mountain ranges, including the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp treks.
  3. Sarangkot: A popular viewpoint near Pokhara that offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) mountains, especially during sunrise and sunset.
  4. Devi’s Fall: A unique waterfall where the water from the Phewa Lake disappears into an underground tunnel.
  5. Gupteshwor Cave: A cave with a sacred underground waterfall located near Devi’s Fall.
  6. World Peace Pagoda: A Buddhist stupa situated on a hilltop, offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and Pokhara city.
  7. Bindhyabasini Temple: A Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Bindhyabasini, located on a hilltop with views of the city and mountains.

Pokhara is not only a destination for trekking enthusiasts but also for those seeking a more relaxed and scenic experience. The city has a laid-back atmosphere, and its natural beauty attracts tourists from around the world.