Pokhara never fails to excite tourists with its natural beauty and hospitality
Pokhara, the popular tourist destination for both domestic and international visitors, is now in the midst of the holiday season. A large number of tourists can be seen walking down Pokhara's streets, all ecstatic to be here not oblivious to Pokhara’s charms. Besides the obvious yet stunning mountains and lakes, Pokhara has already established a niche amongst adventure junkies too, with its many adrenaline-fuelled activities available to everyone who find themselves amongst these enchanted waters.
Although Pokhara is an overdone getaway location for any Kathmandu Valley resident, it is still one of my favourite places to visit. Getting to visit Pokhara again is an immense pleasure.
A view from Seti bridge, Pokhara
My journey to the 'Land of Lakes' began with a bus journey at daybreak. Come 7:00 am and the engines of the bus roared to life as our winding journey amongst the topsy-turvy hills of Nepal commenced. Every one of us inside the vehicle curled up inside our winter wear, the day was chilly and the ride over the high hills was even chillier. From the fogged-up windows of our bus, we could barely make out the road we were on or the towering trees and the picturesque hills. The inside of the bus, however, was set ablaze with the heat of the conversations and ideas that flowed, everyone excited for their destination ahead and discussing what they were to do once they reached Pokhara.
Siddhartha Chowk, Pokhara
When the conversations amongst the travel buddies, as conversations do, slowly fizzled and met their natural end, sibilant whispers of the Trishuli River slowly permeated the bus windows and lulled me into a slumber that would see me only wake up as we entered Pokhara.
Prithivi Chowk bus station
“Seven hours, many hearty conversations, and one enormous slumber later we finally arrived. It’s only the second time I've ever set foot in Pokhara yet the sheer joy my heart felt was one akin to the first time I had laid eyes on the majestic mountains and lakes of this land,” says Saroj Lama, one of my travel companions.
Text and Photos by: Sujan Limbu
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