Nepal is planning to air connect Pokhara with Indian cities to attract more visitors. Plans are underway to start linking Lucknow with Pokhara from the first week of March. Buddha Air is planning the first international flight from Pokhara, the second most popular destination in the country after Kathmandu Valley.
Under its upcoming ‘Nepal Tourism Year 2011‘ project, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has envisioned promotion of Pokhara, a picturesque city 200 km west of Kathmandu, as a hot destination for tourism in adventure, pilgrimage and air-sports.
Pokhara is the ultimate destination for aerial adventures hosting Paragliding, Ultra-light aircraft, and future possibility of Skydiving. Pokhara has great potential to become an adventure tourism hotspot, as major trekking routes including Annapurna Circuit and Muktinath start from here. Besides Seti and Kali Gandaki rivers are popular for rafting and kayaking.
Hotspots in Pokhara such as lakeside, caves, Devi’s Fall, International Mountain Museum, and World Peace Pagoda also are also popular among travelers. Every year, Pokhara attracts over 1,25,000 tourists with maximum arrivals from the UK, Japan, China and India.
Our popular adventures in Pokhara & beyond include –
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Kullu Manali, a hill station, is located in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Kullu Valley , with its natural beauty and snowy peaks is a popular destination among honeymooners and trekkers.
An orchid in bloom – Kullu Manali has a rich variety of flora
A beautiful sunset
Kullu is also known as the “Valley of Gods”
Devotees resting at a Hindu Temple
At a local fair – A ferris wheel in motion
Visitors enjoying pony rides
Powdery snow covering the hillsides
A local ‘snow art piece’ (snow heart?!)
More Photos of Kullu Manali
Our tours in India
[Photo Credits: Sabeen Shrestha]