Fewa Lakeside to have New Year Street Festival

6, Apr 2022 | nepaltraveller.com

The festival is expected to contribute to revitalising tourism dynamics in Pokhara which was badly affected by the earthquake, blockade and COVID-19 pandemic

Preparation is in full swing to host the New Year street festival at Fewa Lake Side to revitalize the COVID-battered tourism sector in Pokhara. Hotel Association Pokhara is hosting the 17th edition of the street festival in the area stretching from Fishtail Gate to Hallanchowk on April 13 and 14. 

The objective of the street festival is to contribute to preserving Nepali culture and food. The Association has been hosting the street festival every new year with the slogan 'tourism, culture and food festival'. However, the festival was not held in the last two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Association Chairperson and Festival Coordinator Laxman Subedi said they have continued the street festival on the Phewa lakeside this year. The festival is taking place on the open street stretching over three kilometres area. The festival is expected to contribute to revitalising tourism dynamics in Pokhara which was badly affected by the earthquake, blockade and COVID-19 pandemic. 

Association's general-secretary Rajendra Dhakal shared cultural programme and comedy performance would be held at Ambot and Center Point in Lake Side. The hotel entrepreneurs are offering a 30 per cent discount on their services during the festival, shared Association's former Chairperson Bikal Tulachan. Tourism entrepreneurs of Pokhara have been elated with the rise in the influx of domestic and foreign tourists of late

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