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Mahendra Cave, Pokhara
(2.4/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Mahendra Cave to your Pokhara travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pokhara trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Mahendra Cave is a cave of the many that having Phok to offer as attraction. It is located on the outskirts of Pohkara. The size of the cave is about forty meters deep from the entrance. Its stalactites and stalagmites can be seen. At the end of the tour you can see a statue of Shiva and beside the statue a Hindu Lord makes you the traditional tikka if you get close to any offering or leave him a donation (of the tikka and the donation is optional). Mahendra Cave is inside an enclosure with gardens and beautiful views. To access I have to pay a small amount of money. Recommend the visit only if you do to make a tour of a day by Pohkara to all them options visited of the same range or caves similar, that them there. If is so, should be rent a transport for all the day, of it contrary is can arrive in bus public but takes more than one hour and already not deserves the penalty the effort.
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  • The place is good but its bit crowded and not very well maintained. I went there on a package of Pokhara tour. 
  • We have visited Mahendra Cave on our way up to Peace Pagoda stupa and it is probably worth stopping if you are heading up there but don't expect too much - you won't see much for the money you pay but...  more »
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  • Nice and wonderful experience to crawl inside the cave. Well you may need a guide to get and know the ways of the secret cave. But be sure you get the price of the guide in clear or he may ask for a heavy price. RS 1000 for 2 hours will be better for a group of two. additional Bat Cave can also be seen with some tips
  • Nice place to be. The management team has done really well over the years to make the place beautiful and greener. Anyone new at Pokhara must visit and try the small exit hole in the cave 😁
  • Caption less to express the beauty of nature. Just love it.
  • nice place but overrated as pokhara posses other interesting cave
  • The cave is ancient and a good place to explore; its very drippy, chance of getting wet from the water accumulated and dripping in the cave, a few lights flicker inside so watch your step.