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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  • The cave is not much to be seen, the park where the cave is a good place to chill - only IF you are around.  more »
  • About a 30 min ride from Pokhara, you will find these caves. The Bat Caves are also nearby. There is a charge to enter the Mahendra caves. Once you enter, there is a kinda garden on top. You need to g...  more »
  • Cave is So huge and when you look up you will only see the Bats. and the interesting fact is there is a escape hole. that hole is so small but also you can pass through that. you go inside form on pla...  more »
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  • Natural and very beautiful place. Its not adventures but worth to visit for look around of about 50m inside cave with light bulbs. slippery during monsoon, cool in summer and dry in winter season. One of a beauty in Pokhara.
  • Mahendra Cave is a cave located near Pokhara, Kaski district, close to the Seti River,[1] is the large limestone cave. It is a rare example of a cave system in Nepal containing stalagmites and stalactites.[2] The cave attracts thousands of tourists every year.[3] A statue of Hindu lord Shiva can be found inside the cave. The cave corridors are completely dark with continuously dripping water overhead. The cave is formed in limestone, which falls to the ground and continuously forms electrical sparks. Due to the darkness, artificial lighting is provided inside approximately half of the accessible cave.[5] The cave consists of about 100m of easily accessible passages and a further 100m of low unstable corridors entered by way of a collapsed passage only perhaps half a metre high. A survey of the entire cave and lists of the bats and invertebrates living inside are found in the report of the 1976 British cave expedition to the region.
  • Its a very ancient cave...it has a temple of lord Ganesha, hindu god, son of lord Shiva who is the destroyer of obstacles in our lifes and also he bestows knowledge and intelligence. There were many minor outlets from the rocks inside the cave from which water used to drip and the cave floor used to be wet and slippery but it has dried up gradually now. And it is very easy to walk in now. There is also a small water source which is considered sacred right below the hindu deity's structure.
  • A good-to-visit if you've never been inside a cave. No attractions for Re-Visiting this place.
  • Excellent place to visit in Pokhara. A bit crowded in the holiday time. Highly recommended!

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