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How to Spend an Afternoon in Pokhara

Pokhara is the third largest city of Nepal. As compared to the country’s capital Kathmandu, this city is more calm and best known for its beautiful lakeside setting. Pokhara has become a favorite among travellers for its book shops, bakeries, art and craft stalls, hotels and guest houses. While visiting this city, you will get ample opportunities to spend an afternoon with activities like swimming, boating, fishing or just lazing around the lakes.

Here are few things you can do to make your afternoon in Pokhara more fun!

Visiting Phewa Lake:

Phewa lake is the most beautiful lake you will come across. It is one of the major attractions for tourists for both aesthetic and religious purposes. In the middle of lake there is also a temple which is famous among the locals and visitors of the city. There are also lakeside cafes and restaurants which can be a great past time activity for you.

Pokhara  is famous for its waterfalls (which come from the Phewa lake). The best time to visit this place is monsoon because the volume of water increases during this season.  You will find many beautiful sceneries here and it’s a perfect place to for photography.


It’s a must to do activity during your visit to Pokhara. There are many companies who offer paragliding flights all around the city.


World Peace Stupa:

It’s one of the most popular hiking destinations of Pokhara which is located on the southern side of the Phewa lake. You will get amazing views of mountains, hills and valleys from here. You will also get to know a lot about Buddhism and Budha’s history through his statues which reflect his four stages of life. If you are planning to spend an afternoon in Pokhara, you should definitely visit this place for its historical importance as well as natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and hills.



Pokhara offers a great shopping experience especially when it comes handmade things. You can get beautiful Pashmina shawls for your friends and family at affordable rates. Shopping from local markets is all fun and interesting. Shopkeepers are friendly and a little bargain can get you some amazing things.

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Overall Pokhara is really a great place to spend your afternoon and get lost in its beauty and adventure. It offers so much for everyone, you can visit temples, waterfalls, lakes or go for trekking, hiking or boating.

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