Shiva Statue Pumdikot is one of the major attractions of Pokhara Sightseeing. Nepal’s Tallest Lord Shiva Statue in Pokhara is the emerging local attraction for domestic and international travelers. The Shiva Statue in Pumdikot was built in Mathura of India and then brought here in Nepal and installed. Pumdikot Shiva Statue is located in the southern part of Pokhara at an elevation of 1500 meters from sea level. Another attraction of Pumdikot Shiva Temple is Shiva Damaru which is the biggest in Asia.
|Name||Lord Shiva Statue|
|Temple Height||108 feet|
|Shiva Statue Height||51 feet|
|Opening Time||Round the year|
The height of the Shiva Statue in Pumdikot is 108 feet tall and the statue itself is 51 feet. There are 108 Shiva Linga around the statue in the temple. Nepal is a country where 90 % of the country’s population is Hindu and the construction of this Shiva temple can help to boost religious tourism. It is expected that a large number of travelers will visit Pumdikot Shiva Statue.
Besides the religious perspective, a large number of domestic travelers used to travel to enjoy the beauty of nature. You can enjoy the magnificent view of the Annapurna Range mountains along with Manaslu Himal. Mountains like Mt Machhapuchre, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, Mt Himchuli, Mt Mardi, and more can be enjoyed from Pumdikot Shiva temple premises on a clear day.
And you also can enjoy the amazing view of Pokhara city along with Phewa Lake from the shiva temple. Besides these nature views, you also can enjoy the adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, and Hot air Balloon from Shiva Statue Pumdikot. And if you travel a little far from Pokhara, you also can enjoy Kushma Bungee Jump which is also the world’s second-highest bungee jump.
You also can enjoy the view of the World Peace Pagoda from this Hindu Shiva Statue temple.
How to reach Shiva Statue Pumdikot
There are major two ways to reach Shiva Statue Pumdikot. You can take a drive from Lakeside, Pokhara which is a populistic tourist destination, or plan for a day hike to reach this popular tourist destination.
Drive: Rent a car in Pokhara or take a bus that leaves for Syanjha to reach the temple. The distance from Pokhara to Shiva Statue Pumdikot is approx 10.5 km which takes around 30 minutes to reach by private transfer and 50 min in local transfer. And if are taking Kathmandu Pokhara Bus then you also can take a car to reach Pumdikot from the bus station directly.
Hiking: If you have a free day then hiking is a great way to explore this place. Hiking from Pokhara to Pumdikot Shiva temple takes around 2 hours to reach. Explore the surroundings and again hike back to Pokhara with an amazing vie and beauty of nature.
Shiva Statue Pumdikot Timings & Entry Fee
|Opening Hours||6:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Closed Days||Open All Days|
|Entry Fee Nepalese||Free|
|Entry Fee (Foreigner)||Free|