Pokhara, located 200 kilometres west of Kathmandu, is Nepal’s second most populous city after Kathmandu. The city is located on the shores of Phewa Lake and has an elevation of roughly 822 meters. The Annapurna Range, which includes three of the world’s ten tallest peaks, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Manaslu, is within 15–35 miles (24–56 km) of the valley.
Pokhara is considered Nepal’s tourism centre, serving as a base for hikers attempting the Annapurna Circuit in the Annapurna Conservation Area portion of the Himalayan Annapurna peaks.
Pokhara is one of the few sites on the planet with such a spectacular vista in a subtropical setting. Pokhara is also the starting point for many treks in the Annapurna range. It is well-known for its sightseeing and mountain views. Pokhara’s main attractions include Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rupa Lake.
Pokhara has become a popular tourist destination in recent decades, and it is now regarded as Nepal’s tourism hub, mostly for adventure tourism and as the starting point for the famous Annapurna Circuit trek.
Many medieval-era temples and historic Newari dwellings can be seen in the city, including Tal Barahi Temple, Bindhyabasini, Bhadrakali, Talbarahi, Guheshwari, Sitaldevi, Gita mandir, and Bhimsen temples.
The city advertises two prominent hilltops as perspectives to see the city and surrounding panorama: World Peace Pagoda, built across the southern side of Phewa Lake in 1996 A.D., and Sarangkot, located northwest of the city.