Visit Pokhara - Best of Pokhara

The second largest city in Nepal is a paradise in its own right. Sitting cosily in the lap of the Himalayas, Pokhara is picturesque and dreamy like a fairytale wonderland. Prepare your senses for a treat; air as fresh as dew, sights as pretty as a fantasy and food as delicious as a feast. To add to its beauty, Pokhara has been bestowed with stunning natural lakes that overlook the bewitching Annapurna range. The mighty Mt. Fishtail looks down lovingly at Pokhara, showering its spectacular grace to awe-struck tourists.

Pokhara offers it’s visitor timeless memories and priceless treasures; peace, overwhelming allure and seductive relaxation. No holiday in Nepal is complete without a travel to Pokhara.

Pokhara Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Pokhara tips for your visit

TRAVEL TIPS

  • Before entering a Nepalese home, temple, and stupa remember to remove your shoes.
  • Seek permission first before entering a Hindu temple. Many Hindu temples do not allow westerners or non-Hindus to enter. Leather articles are prohibited to be taken inside the temple premises.
  • Don't take photographs of locals, holy shrines & temples unless they have clearly given their consent.
  • Beware of touts trying to take advantage of clueless tourists.
  • In Nepal, it is best to choose conservative clothing as scantily dressed men and women might be frowned upon.

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Facts and Stats for Pokhara*

  • Pollution Statistics in Pokhara

    Know the pollution level of Pokhara before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 32.35 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 67.65 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 30.88 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.88 (Low)
  • Pokhara: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Pokhara for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pokhara.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 81.25 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 18.75 (Very Low)
  • Living in Pokhara - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 82.35 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 89.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 46.13 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 74.07 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Pokhara

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pokhara

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.02 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 34.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 21.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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