Pokhara – Hotels (Part 4)

This is the fourth part of the series in tourist attraction in Pokhara: Hotels in Pokhara

  • Pokhara Restaurants
  • City attractions
  • School / Colleges in Pokhara
  • Hotels in Pokhara (This post)
  • Pokhara Celebrities

Pokhara being one of the most popular touristic destination in Nepal, there are various hotels to stay in Pokhara. Some hotels are strategically located so that the natural views of Machhapuchre and other mountains can be seen through the windows of the room. Others are lakeside resorts and hotels that give a pleasant views of various natural beauties. Three lakes are the most popular touristic destination:

Fewa Lake – Located near the airport and the city center, the lake and the lakeside area is the major touristic destination.

Begnas Lake – A huge lake on the east side of the city is also a popular destination.

Rupa Lake – A newly developed resort in the lake area is the most popular destination for the youth and old alike.

According to a 2011 report, there are more than 300 tourist category hotels and lodges in Pokhara. Two of them are 5-star hotels, five 3-star hotels, fifteen 2-star and other non-star hotels in the city.

The Phulbari Resort & Spa and Pokhara Grande are the 5-star hotels.

Paschimanchal Hotel Association Pokhara (PHAP), is the leading organization in the hospitality industry in Pokhara, The organization represents more than 300 hotels,resorts & guest houses ranging from tourist standard hotels to 5 star deluxe hotels in Pokhara. Established on the 27th of March, 2009 after the merger between Regional Hotel Association Nepal(RHAN) and Pokhara Hotel Association (PHA).

Main attraction of Pokhara and its periphery

Pokhara is surrounded by beautiful small green rolling hills. The outer circle of the city on the north side is has high mountains and very panoramic range of high Himalayas. The village settlements and hill stations are very beautiful and pristine. Tourists can go on a day hike to Sarangkot, Kahu dada, Santi stupa (world peace pagoda), Foksing hill, Bhadaure Tamgi, Barahi temple, Naudada, Chandrakot, Nirmal Pokhari, Nuwakot, Mattikhan, and Pumdikot. These hill stations have sightseeing centers and other touristic attractions.

Mountain bikes are also very useful tool to go around the city have a have adventurous sight seeing. The hotels can provide the details on how to rent bikes.

(This is the fourth part of a series about Pokhara. The next part will be about celebrities in Pokhara. Stay tuned. Information credit – Samadhannews based on a report by Arjun Giri. Photo credit – Pari Tamang,

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