Pokhara is the home to numerous lakes and caves; a contemporary yet welcoming city. The existence of the numerous beautiful lakes will literally drown the sorrows by boating in it and the mind-blazing view of the beautiful peaks of the Himalayas will only make you fall more in love with the city.
Pokhara is Nepal’s utmost adventure and leisure city. It is a gateway for most of the treks in the Annapurna area with hands full of amazing scenic beauties and entertainment for every kind of travelers. Furthermore, Pokhara is number one spot for trekking, boating, hiking, paragliding and simply for relaxation with the stunning Annapurna mountain range at the background.
The Fewa lake, Pokhara’s most beautiful treasure is undoubtedly the highlight of the city. Only walking along the shores of the lake surrounded by a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif that reflects in the lake will take your breathe away. Observing the serenity of the nature, enjoying a couple of drinks, either in local restaurants or at a bar, or simply sightseeing or cycling around the city is enough to make one recline.
There’s much more to Pokhara than its laid-black charm. It is a booming adventure-sports industry, arguably the best paragliding venue surrounded by white-water rivers. In addition, there are two major notable hilltops in Pokhara that serve as a perfect getaway, the World Peace Pagoda at the southern shore of Fewa lake and Sarangkot, a beautiful hill at the nort-west part of Pokhara.
Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.
The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.
It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words “travail”, which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words “travel” and “travail” both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means “three stakes”, as in to impale).