Natural Sights, Middle Hills, Nepal: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Tundikhel is located in Bandipur and it is a large grass-covered and man-made plateau where traders used to gather to haggle for goods from India and Tibet in centuries past. It used to be a former parade ground for Gurkhas serving with the British Army. Nowadays, it is a tourist sight for the views. This viewpoint has panoramic views of Himalayan peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhare (6997m), Langtand Lirung (7246m), Manaslu (8162m) and Ganesh Himal (7406m). It is usually crowded during the picnic season which is from October to November.
Siddha Gufa is located in Bandipur.It is the largest cave in Nepal. It is at 437 m deep and 50 m high. Guides are compulsory and await travellers at the cave’s entrance. Flashlights are also available for hire. In order to get there, a 90 minute trekking is necessary. Entrance fee for adults are Rs 200.
It is the second largest lake in Pokhara valley and the second largest lake in Nepal. It is located on the west of Pokhara and it is one of Nepal’s most recommended spots. The area is surrounded by monkey-filled forests and high white peaks. Hiring a boat to enjoy the lake is highly recommended.
It is locally known as Patale Chhango which means Hell’s fall , also known as Devin’s or David’s. It is a waterfall lying about 2km southwest of Pokhara airport. According to a legend, a foreigner whose name was David, was skinny dipping in the Pardi Khola and the floodgates of the dam were opened. So it sweeed him into an underground passage beneath the fall and no one has ever seen him again.