5 Famous Temples to visit in Pokhara to have an other-worldly Experience
Pokhara is blessed with several religious landmarks which display the culture and history of Nepal. Everyone should visit temples where they can experience spirituality, tranquillity, and will come to know more about Buddhist and Hindu religion. Here are the best temples in Pokhara you should visit.
- Tal Barahi Temple
The holy Barahi temple is one of the most important Hindu religious sites located in Pokhara. Situated in the middle of the Phewa Lake, travellers can go boating, explore the lake and its mesmerizing surroundings and later continue boating to reach the small island where the temple is situated.
Hundreds of devotees come to the temple daily to pay their respect to the Goddess Varahi. You can visit the temple early in the morning if you are looking to spend some peaceful time at the temple offering prayers while admiring the beautiful Phewa Lake.
2. Peace Temple
The Peace Temple regularly called as World Peace Pagoda is a gigantic Buddhist pagoda-style stupa situated on the peak of Ananda hill. In order to visit the temple, you have to go on a trek of around 2 hrs and later once you reach the top, its peaceful ambience will soothe your senses and satisfaction that you will get after seeing the white-painted stupa cannot be described in words.
People wanting to go on a day trip can come here and just enjoy the calmness and peacefulness this place has to offer. Visiting here is amusing because of the amazing views of Phewa Lake, the city and the Annapurna range from the temple.
3. Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
This mysterious cave is located near Davi’s falls, has a stalagmite idol of Shiva Lingam inside the cave which will give you a true spiritual feeling. It is a bit dark inside the temple. So, if you ever plan to visit here, it is advisable to carry a torch with you for your convenience. Besides being a spectacular sight itself, you’ll also get to witness natural scenery around.
4. Bindhyabasini Temple
One of the oldest temples of Nepal, the Bindhya Basini temple is a popular religious destination among Hindus and Buddhists. It is a little temple situated on the top of the hill where several devotees pay a visit every day and offer prayers to Goddess Bhagavati.
Moreover, many tourists come to this temple also to enjoy beautiful views of Pokhara city and mountains. So, don’t miss visiting this temple situated in the serenity of the Himalayas if you are holidaying in Pokhara.
5. Bhimsen Temple
Bhimsen Temple, a small 200-year-old temple is a home to the Newari god of trade and commerce. Its pagoda-style building has erotic carvings and woodcarvings on windows and pillars. Moreover, you will see many many shops near the temple selling ceramics and baskets.