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Chitwan-Pokhara - Day 16

We got back on our bus for the journey to Pokhara, which was about 4 hours or so. Once again it was a beautiful drive through the green mountains, winding our way up and down. We arrived just before lunch time, to discover that a few of our rooms weren't quite ready yet, so we dumped our bags headed out for some food. Pokhara is a cute little town, which actually turned out to be much bigger than I thought - but more on that later. There is one main high street again, filled with shops and bars and restaurants. After fuelling up, and finally getting to our rooms, a few of us decided to go on a mini tour of some of the sights. We drove around the city, stopping off first at a cave. I actually don't know the history of the cave, but it was pretty cool. Fairly small, but had some awesome stalactites and stalagmites. After that we went to a waterfall, which we were all really excited by, until we learnt that there probably wouldn't be any water in it, seeing as we're right at the end of the dry season! However when we arrived, you could hear the water falling already. There wasn't much of it, but it was beautiful anyway. It was definite fairy territory! We didn't stay too long there, because it was getting so hot, so we headed back to our cab to take us to the next place. It was a spot called Sunset Point, which has a large Japanese Buddhist temple right at the top of the hill. It was a long climb up lots of stairs, but it was so worth it. The view from the top was insane! This is where I learnt that Pokhara was actually huge. It's a large sprawling city, right next to a beautiful lake. We thought about staying up there for the sunset, but it was still hours away, and we were absolutely melting by this point, so we gave up and headed back to the hotel.

For dinner that night we went to a really lovely restaurant on the Main Street. I had a salad for the first time in forever! It was so nice to have fresh crunchy vegetables! Afterwards, a few of us went to one of the local bars. It was a proper dive bar, with a live band playing some good old school rock songs, a pool table and cheap cocktails! It was so much fun! We had a blast!

Posted by RaeRae8183 08:11 Archived in Nepal Tagged temple cave waterfall pokhara

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