A Guide to Devi’s Fall

Pokhara Valley is supposed to be a hidden valley treasure rich in natural beauty like Devi’s fall, mountain, lake, rivers, famous stupa, waterfalls temples, and many more trekking places in Annapurna region – Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Ghorepani Poonhill trek, Macchapuchhrey valley trek, Jomsom Muktinath trek, Nar phu valley trek and upper mustang trek. Devi’s Fall is one of the most attractive places in Pokhara Valley.

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In the noon of 31, July 1961 Mrs. Davis a Swiss citizen was swept away while taking a bath with her husband a few meters ahead of the fall and she died. Her dead body has been taken out with a lot of effort and since then it has been called Davis Falls.

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Length: 500 meters
Depth: 100 feet
Type of flow: Perennial
Appropriate time to watch: From June to September

Devi’s Falls is a famous waterfall also known as Patale Chhago (पाताले छाँगो) in the Nepali language, which means Paatal Ko Chango means “Underworld’s Waterfall”. It is different than other waterfalls and it’s one of the most visited sites in Pokhara. It is located 2 km southwest of downtown Pokhara a waterfall situated in Kaski District in Pokhara. You can get there by taking a taxi or just walk there if you’re near it. The water forms a tunnel after reaching the bottom, the water passes through a cave called Gupteshwor Mahadev. The Phewa Lake dam is the water source of Devi’s Falls. During the rainy season, the flow of water rises and the sound of waterfalls plunging down the gorge is deafening. In winter Phewa taal (lake) water volume decreases which drops the volume of water reaching the Devi’s Falls.

These falls are the place that marks the underground journey point of Pardi khola. There is a steep and deep drop where the river overlaps the falls and then disappears into a cave, though it appears again at some 300 meters distance. The water plunges into a hole and disappears! In monsoon, this sight is most spectacular. It is a magnificent waterfall next to Gupteswar Gufa. You can have a day-long picnic by the falls. Be careful as there are legends about people drowning in the fall.

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