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Visiting Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara Apr 26, 2018

Visiting Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara

Location: Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara (city), Nepal
Admission Fee: NPR 100

Cave of Lord Shiva
After visiting Devi's Falls, I just crossed the street to visit another tourist attraction, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. This cave is sacred to the Hindus because they claim that the natural limestone formation inside the cave resembled their deity, Shiva.

Visiting Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara
spiraling staircase leading to the cave entrance

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
The entrance to the cave is an impressive spiraling staircase that takes you deep into its caverns. The rest of the way is a tourist-friendly walkway but you still have to duct on some sections. The passage can be narrow that opens up to a cavern. At one point, there were scaffoldings inside in what resembled like the inside of mine. Further walking through us me to the dead end where you see a slit in the rock formation revealing the water coming from Devi's Falls.

Going Back to Pokhara
Pokhara was a manageable walk away, but I wanted to see if it's doable to take the public bus. I asked around and was told to take the green bus to a roundabout (5 mins, NPR15), afterwhich I transfered to a white van up to Lakeside (5 mins, NPR20). I got off in the heart of Lakeside Pokhara. Cool!

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Pokhara (city), Nepal

important places in Pokhara ESSENTIAL LANDMARKS
  • Pokhara Airport Pokhara Airport - Pokhara's local airport
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Tourist Bus Park Tourist Bus Park - main bus terminal for buses coming in from Kathmandu
  • Thamel Pokhara Lakeside - the center of Pokhara's tourism with resorts, hotels, restos, cafes, bookstores, bars, etc.
  • Durbar Marg Pokhara Damside - also a tourism area of Pokhara but not as intense as Lakeside
tourist attractions in Pokhara TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
  • World Peace Pagoda World Peace Pagoda - a stupa on a mountain top just across the Fewa Lake, 6kms by hike from Lakeside Pokhara, (route map)
  • Davis Falls <i>(Devi's Falls) Davis Falls (Devi's Falls) - waterfall going down into a 100ft gorge and into a 500m tunnel, 4km from Lakeside, 45 mins walk, NPR 30, (route map)
  • Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave - enter through a spiraling staircase deep into the cave that continues to go vertically down until you see a slit of light from the outside as you reach the end, inside the cave is a temple of Shiva, NPR 100, (route map)
  • Sarangkot View Tower Sarangkot View Tower - 360° view, best place to see the sunrise or sunset on a clear day, 3.5 hours walk, 12kms, (route map)
  • Phewa Lake - the lakefront of Pokhara, kayak, boating, view. Lake shore is lined with restos and bars
  • Poon Hill - short and manageable trek to view the Annapurna Himalayan range
meditation in Pokhara MEDITATION

Travel Tips for Pokhara

  1. Pokhara is similar to Ubud, Bali when you walk along its trendy streets but Pokhara has the lake and the Annapurna Himalayan mountain range as a backdrop
  2. Pokhara has a cool and pleasant climate
  3. Pokhara has a Vipassana center, Dhamma Pokhara, by Begnas Lake, just 15kms away
  4. Pokhara's trendy areas are the Lakeside and the Dam Side, but Lakeside is more intense and fashionable
  5. travelers taking the bus from Kathmandu are usually dropped off at the Tourist Bus Station Pokhara Tourist Bus Station

How to get to Lakeside Pokhara from the Tourist Bus Station

  1. depending on where your hotel is, it could be a 2km walk. You can take a cab for about NPR 200
  2. if your hotel is on the Dam Side, you might be able to walk it

Travel Tips for Nepal

Nepal Blogs by TheLoneRider

    KATHMANDU

  1. Visiting Boudhanath, Nepal's Largest Stupa Apr 19, 2018
  2. Vinyasa Yoga with Dipendra at the Mandala Yoga Studio and Spa, Kathmandu Apr 18, 2018
  3. Hatha Yoga with Madhab Prasad Dhakal at Sawar Yoga Studio, Kathmandu Apr 17, 2018
  4. Fitness in Kathmandu Apr 15, 2018
  5. 7 Days In Kathmandu April 13-20, 2018
  6. The 18-Hour Trip from Kuantan, Malaysia to Kathmandu, Nepal April 12-13, 2018
  7. LUMBINI

  8. India Visa Snag May 9, 2018
  9. Exploring Lumbini - Buddha's Birthplace May 5, 2018
  10. Storming out of Dhamma Janani on the 4th Day May 1-5, 2018
  11. POKHARA

  12. Visiting Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara Apr 26, 2018
  13. Exploring Devi's Falls, Pokhara Apr 26, 2018
  14. Trekking to the World Peace Pagoda Apr 26, 2018
  15. Exploring Pokhara, Nepal Apr 20, 2018
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