The ‘Jewel of the west of Nepal’ is known as Pokhara which is one of the most favorable touristy destinations of around the globe. With the magnificent range of Annapurna Himalaya as a backdrop and the serenity of the three lakes of Phewa, Rupa and Begnas, Including other five Pokhara is the ultimate destination for relaxation. This valley has also been offering the adventures sports such as paragliding and ultra-light flights and boating, bird watching, trekking and mountain biking as its other attractions.
The tourist district of Pokhara better known as ‘Lakeside Pokhara’ is quite distinctly separate from Pokhara city. Lakeside sprawls beside Phewa Lake and is evocative of Thamel in Kathmandu except for the ample space and miniscule traffic which makes Pokhara so much more enjoyable and relaxed. The enchanting Pokhara valley with the dominating presence of Mt. Machhapuchhare (6977 m) is more famous by its name Fishtail in the background is the gateway to the Annapurna region trekking where trekkers find their Shangri-la.  The crowded bars and restaurants are the places to seek companionship. 

Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, the spectacular backdrop of the snowy peaks, the serene lakes and the surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. Warmer than Kathmandu because of it lower altitude, Pokhara is pleasant in the winter and has a rich flora and fauna making it ideal for bird watching.

The people of this region are predominantly Magars and Gurungs, hardworking farmers from Bramans and Chhetreis and others. Gurungs and Magars are also known for their valor and have earned world-wide fame as fierce Gurkha warrior soldiers. The other well-known ethnic group found here are the Thakalis. Known for their entrepreneurship, they run many tea houses along the trek routes in the Annapurna region.
Places to see:
Mountain Views
Pokhara is blessed with stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna range which forms its surroundings. Although not the highest in the range, Machhapuchhare dominates because of its proximity to the valley and can be seen from anywhere in Pokhara. Stretching from east to west, the Annapurna massif includes Annapurna 1 to IV and Annapurna South. Further away are seen the giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Manaslu (8,163m).
Phewa Lake
Pokhara is famous of enchanting Phewa Lake and along its eastern shore has grown the Lakeside town where tourists gather. It is the largest and most beautiful lake of the three lakes attracting a large number of visitors who enjoy boating on its see. Lakeside or Baidam, is a thriving resort town of hotels, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops that allows travelers to relax and yet have all they need.
Barahi Temple
Located in the middle of Phewa Lake, the Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara. The two storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of' Ajima who represents the female force Shakti. Sacrifices take place here and the largest crowds of devotees are seen on Saturdays, the official holiday in Nepal. 
Seti River George
An amazing aspect of Pokhara is the vanishing river. A natural wonder, the Seti Gandaki goes underground, vanishing from sight in many places along its route through the city. At various points the river is barely two meters wide where its depth reaches an astonishing 20 meters or more. Deep Georges are to be viewed from K.I. Singh Bridge and Mahendrapul. Here the river can be seen in all its ferocity gushing down the deep gorge that it has carved over millennia.
David's Fall
Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Nether Fall), David's Fall (known variously as Devin's and Devi’'s Fall) is a charming little waterfall located about 2 km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha