Mahendra Cave, Pokhara

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Descend the dramatic spiral stairs to the natural tunnel of Mahendra Cave. Illuminated by electric lights, the cave features stalagmites and stalactites, as well as postings offering both scientific and spiritual explanations of the formations. Explore at your own pace; wear adequate shoes to navigate the uneven floor and numerous steps, as well as the occasional wet spots. If you wish, you can bring a flashlight to peer into every nook and cranny. Plan your visit to Mahendra Cave and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Pokhara route planning site .
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  • Its very nice place. Amazing creativity by nature. Very quite and Unique. This place is something to really visit.  more »
  • Quite simply this is a natural cave with a shrine at the end. I was not impressed, nor was a disappointed. Just something to check out one day.  more »
  • Came to the return of the World Peace Pagoda (Japan Mountain Temple). Across the device falls road, entrance is across from the gift shop. Note When you walk so wet while going down in the basement. In confined areas where flowing water at the end of a dark, flowing and GoGo sound just to hear the fear.
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  • Excellent place to visit in Pokhara. A bit crowded in the holiday time. Highly recommended!
  • Beautiful place to explore. Nature lovers are attracted to this place in Pokhara. Here you can spend whole day with you family and friends away from city's pollution and hassle.
  • U feel cold while entering into the cave. You have to pay entry fee. Nice place to visit
  • Mahendra Cave is located in the city of Pokhara in the western region of Nepal. It is about 1100 metres above sea level. It has formed in young (Pleistocene) limestone which is overlaid by conglomerates. The cave can be accessed by visitors from the Pokhara Airport within 30 minutes by taxi, one hour by public buses and two hours by foot. From the Prithvi Buspark, it is ten minutes shorter than from the airport via public vehicles.
  • Mahendra cave is one of the tourist destinations in Pokhara. However there are nothing much exciting about this cave. They charge entrance fee to get inside the cave. Cave itself is small and it has dead end after a short walk. There is a statue of Shiva at the end of cave. The trial inside the cave is difficult and there is no good management of lighting. I did not find well written sign boards for showing directions inside the cave. They have well maintained small garden. Surrounding area around the cave is pleasant and beautiful.

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