Boating in the scenic Phewa Lake
Phewa or Fewa Lakes is the second largest lake in the Mountain Kingdom roughly measuring 1.5 by 4km, is the center of attractions in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, you can sail or row a hired boat across to the water or visit the Island temple in its middle. The eastern shore, popularly known as Lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers is where most of the hotels, restaurants, and handicraft shops are located.
Get up high at the World Peace Pagoda
The views from the World Peace Pagoda are some of the best you have ever seen in your life. The Shanti Stupa is a symbol of peace for Nepal, and for Hinduism. The huge white pagoda can be seen from Pokhara Lakeside but obviously it is up close that it is the most impressive. It is silence all round so you can enjoy the quiet and admire the views. There is a whole little village up here so head up for sunrise and enjoy a breakfast with a view.
It is free to visit the World Peace Pagoda, but there is a donation box so pop a few rupees in to keep your karma in check.
Enjoy the Sarangkot Viewpoint
If you are not fond of extreme activities, you can hike up to Sarangkot viewpoint to get some nice bird’s-eye views. You can enjoy incredible views of the Himalayas more if it is a good day.
Explore old Pokhara on a bike
One of the best ways to explore this city is to rent a motorbike as it will take you to further places as compared to riding a bicycle. While you are on the bike, do take a moment to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Himalayas as the backdrop of this city. You will not get to see this in Kathmandu!
Visit Davis Fall and Gupteshwor Cave
Davis falls locally known as Patale Chhango (Hells Fall), Devis Fall (also known as Devins) is an awesome waterfall lying about two km southwest of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. Legend has it that a trekker (Deven, David) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the fall. Gupteshwor is just opposite of Davis fall.
Do some yoga at an ashram
Yoga in Pokhara is kind of a big deal. It is one of the most spiritual places in Nepal for tourists, and yoga retreats and ashrams have popped up all over the city. If you want to slow down and give a break for a spiritual holiday then Pokhara could be the best place in Nepal. There are loads of yoga places in Pokhara to choose from.