the city is close to himalaya and have good view in morning to see golden view in early morning and then silver colour view in late morning.
a mesmirising view of himalaya.
Nepal has issues, political. The other main issue is pollution, extremely bad, main reason emissions.
Pollution, air quality very poor, locals wearing pollution masks, that's when you no it's gone out of control. Funny thing is you will never here about it, until you experience it for yourself. If only the air quality didn't produce sidafects, like: carbon monoxide poisoning. It's not wroth the torture to see the best, and amazing views, it's just simply not worth it, my statements are regarding. Kathmandu, and pokhara. it's the governments fault, corruption, what a shame.
First of all Is a good place to relax ; a place to enjoy nature at its best : forests , lakes mountains , people of all ages trying to enjoy life in different ways they can .
Shopping, tasting food from international restaurants and making friends with locals and people from around the world .
This is probably a must go city in Nepal. It provides many things for tourist. It is less noisy than Kathmandu, and very enjoyable place to stay.
Don't forget to try paragliding ! if you are lucky you might want to try Para-hawking! Trekking is also another options, the view is breathless.
Pokhra is a decent place. The mountain view is the best part of the city. However the food and transportation cost is very high.
There are much better options available in India.
I would recommend Pokhara cause I love to stay there more days. the people there are nice, there's a club named 'Club Amsterdam' is a bit cool restaurant & bar.
you can go out and stay in this bar with your friends or by yourself in the evening, they have a band would sing some beautiful songs. I was very enjoyed it! love Pokhara, will back someday.
It's a beautiful city surrounded by the himalays.it's a must go place in nepal.there are alot of activities like sky paraglyding,trekking,hiking etc.
Pokhara is so different from Kathmandu, it is so quiet in comparison and a nice place for a short get away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, a must see place.
The mountains are fabulous, the lake is pretty but ordinary. In the end, the noise, dust and garbage chased me away.
These people should -somehow - be taught to respect the environment, to stop throwing garbage everywhere. Nature is why people come visit, and should be preserved.
Town is dusty, the local council need to do improvement. Electricity national problem. However, many fantastic place to see, example sunrise, anapurna range, caves, rivers.
Time not enough to go for safari on elephant, rafting and paragliding.
Pokhara is an excellent location to relax in before exploring the Annapurnas. But even if you're not going to the mountains, there is plenty to do here.
Lazing in a boat on the lake, visiting one of the other nearby lakes, shopping for Nepalese gifts, paragliding, exploring the surrounding hills, or eating at one of the fabulous restaurants are all things to do. Well worth a visit of a few days, regardless of whether you head up to the mountains afterwards.
Take Greenline bus though its a bit costly to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu (7 hours beautiful road trip) and if time permits spend a day or two at Chitwan which is mid-way between Pokhara and Kathmandu.
If you're coming by bus, be prepared for traffic jams that could extend your journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back by 2-3 hours. Therefore, do not plan on boarding flight from Kathmandu on the same travel day.
Favourite destination in Nepal. A great city to while away the weeks seeing all its got to offer or just relaxing with a book from one of the many excellent bookshops.
A travellers mecca but relaxed and a chilled atmosphere. Great food and a large array of dining experiences available. Perfect base for Annapurna region trekking. Beautiful lake for walking around or boating. Paragliding very popular as well as rafting opportunities etc, excellent city!
Absolutely amazing. I wanted a trip where I could hike alone for a while and enjoy nature and it's exactly what I got.
The trail along the lake makes for a good day of walking, and the restaurants and villages along the way were fun to see and experience. Hiking the mountain and watching paragliders take off was also a cool sight. If I would have known about this town before I booked my trip I would have spent more time here and may a day at most in Kathmandu.
Pokhara is a very nice and clean city with beautiful natures to see, highly recommend to stay away dusty Kathmandu and get some quiet and relax moment in Pokhara, recommend to do the paragliding and join a half day city tour too.
Its Nepals "chillout" city as well as being the stepping off point to Annapurna treks as well as others.
There are endless tour companies offering guides and porter services for trekking as well as other adventure sports from Ultra light flights to White water rafting. I loved the place.
I vote Pokhara to be one of the most friendliest cities in the world. Everybody here is so helpful and happy.
Would come back to visit at a drop of a hat
Pokhara is a tourist town. The local residents were friendly and helpul and i ejoyed trekking in the surrounding mountains.
There is not a huge amount to do in Pokhara but it is the gateway to the surrounding mountains and a place to buy some souvenirs. Be ready to haggle however as the prices are not cheap due to large number of tourists who visit the city.
The main activities here are: Sight-seeing, boating, paragliding, hiking. We did not do hiking, as we only stayed for 2 days.
The other 3 activities were very good, especially paragliding. Pokhara is very serene and laid back (even for Nepalese standards). There is beautiful sceneries everywhere around the lake. Shopping can be done in one afternoon as the shops sell more or less the same stuff. Good quality restaurants are all over the lakeside.
First of all, what you have heard about Nepal about political issues and other things, is not your problem.
This is not going to affect your holiday, and is only affecting the locals. Pokhara is the city of tourism in Nepal and is very safe. I have to recommend this place because this is probably the best developed city in Nepal, and you can live your holiday in perfect harmony with low priced luxury and Nepali slow lifestyle witch is priceless. A lot of adventures are provided trough paragliding, micro flights, climbing, trekking, etc... The food and nightlife is good and safe, but the city close down around 10pm every night. Some nightclubs are open until late, but then you have to be inside before 10pm. Otherwise, if you visit Pokhara you should take some time to observe the village areas around the city also to get an impression of the differences in locals lifestyle. I have spent 9 months in Nepal, and some of this time in Pokhara, and i strongly recommend it. By the way, did you know that Nepal has more festival days than ordinary workdays? Check out the nepali calender before you go (different calender from Europe and US), it might be the best adventure to go there in a big festival like "tiahr" or "dashain"... Enjoy your stay :)
Quite touristy in the town itself, with lots of shops and restaurants. Take a few steps away from the shopping street though and you're right by the lake - lovely!
a nice place to relax after trekking and a lot quieter than kathmandu. beautiful lake and good shopping and of course the fantastic nepali people
There is a lot of things you can do around Pokhara. Paragliding, boat rowing, trekking and shopping. A lot of good food in Pokhara, Lakeside.
Must try the paragliding, it is an absolutely nice experience. You can trek up to Sarangkot and stay there for a night to watch the sunrise the next morning.
Only place in the world from where you can see 3 eight thousand meter peaks. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna.
And of couse the only place in the world from where you can see 6 of the top 20 peaks of the world. I think that says all. In one word, best hill station of the world.
Really nice place for sunrise watching, shopping,sports and the most important thing is Pokhara has the bes restaurant in there.
Each one has their special in different style food.
pohkara is better than kathmandu if u prefer relax and nature. must try the paragliding. hiking is nice, but i will try next time !
It was worth to visit world peace pagoda for sight-seeing, sarangkot for viewing of himalaya mountain during sunset or sunrise, and Tibet Village for history.
Don't miss to visit the sunset and sunrise at Sarangkot. There are more activities such as Paragliding, mountain flight.
very nice city,cleaner and more relaxed than Kathmandu,lots to see in the area,including the Himalayan Golf course which is spectacular, even if your not a good player i recommend a round here.
some great restaurants and spa's in the area as well as paragliding, and this is the place to do it.
You can travel here to prepare and organize your trekking for Annapruna Sanctuary. You can buy your equipments and hire guides and porters.
Also you can come here to relax after trekking Annapruna Circuit. This City is much cleaner and quieter than Kathmandu. I would stay here longer than Kathmandu. In the city itself you can see the mountains whenever the weather is good. For sure we would like to come back again.