Caves (Gupteswor, Chamere (Bats), Mahendra, Indra, Shanti)

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    Location

    Longitude: 83°42’11’’ - 84°16’53’’ Latitude: 28°04’39’’- 28°36’48’’

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    Temperature

    Maximum: 32.2°c Minimum: 7.1°c

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    Rainfall

    3,941.1 mm

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    Weather

    Tropical, Sub-Tropical, Temperate, Sub-Alpine & Alpine

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    Accommodation

    Star Hotels, Small Hotels, Lodge, Resort and Community Home Stay

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    Culture

    Dance- Lakhe, Maruni, Ghatu, Salejo, Thado Bhaka, Lhosar, Dhan, Sakela, Kheli

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    Access

    Kathmandu to Pokhara 200 km by Road and Air

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    Health Service

    Hospital, Health Post, Clinic, Ayurvedic Centers

2km south west of Pokhara airport is Gupteswor cave which is popular amongst visitors. The cave whose entrance is close to Devis fall is almost 3 km long. There are areas inside the cave which resemble large rooms while there are places where visitors have to scrape between two walls to continue walking through into the cave. While excavating the cave, idols and symbols of lord Shiva were found. Since then, the cave has become a symbolic and holy site for Hindus. The Mahendra cave in Pokhara which is covered with limestone is reported to have been discovered by a girl shepard in the 1950s. The cave which was name after the late king Mahendra was officially opened to visitors in 1976 after it was researched by geologists from the United Kingdom. The cave is very dark and visitors are required to carry torches when entering the cave.