18th November 2021

Pumdikot View Tower and Shiva Statue – New Attractions in Pokhara

Pumdikot ViewPoint is an additional tourist attraction in Pokhara, popular for the view tower and a huge Shiva statue. The new 3 storeyed view tower lies just above the World Peace Pagoda in Pumdi Bhumdi VDC in Pokhara.

The viewpoint is a picturesque location at a height of 1500 M. Although the overall construction of a theme park has not been finished yet. The place has already started attracting travelers as a new tourist destination in Pokhara.

The hill station offers striking views of Phewa Lake, Pokhara city, Paragliding, Pame, Sarangkot, and other visitor destinations in Pokhara. Similarly, it also offers a magnificent view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre mountains.

Another wonderful thing about visiting the Pumdikot View Point is the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva. A colossal statue of Shiva sits on top of an enormous dome in the theme park beside the viewpoint. Plus, the theme park has an attractive garden with a 108 stepped stairway to visit the Shiva Statue. There’s also 108 Shiva Linga in the park. Plus, the other major attraction of the Pumdikot Shiva temple is the Shiva Damaru. The Shiva Damaru in Pumdikot is considered being the biggest in Asia. In addition, there’s also a plan to construct Martyrs Memorial Park, a model of Mount Sumeru featuring shrines of Parvati and Shiva.

Pumdikot View Tower and Shiva Statue

Overhead view of Pumdikot View tower and Shiva Statue. Photo by Roshan Lammichhane on Google Maps,

Hiking to Pumdikot View Tower

The big Shiva statue and the Pumdikot view Tower are about 13 km southwest of the primary market of Pokhara. If you are planning a hike to the area, you can start with an early morning hike to World Peace Pagoda. You can choose from various ways like hiking trails, blacktopped roads, and cycling trails to the place. And after you reach the Peace Pagoda, either visit the Buddhist shrine or head uphill to Pumdikot Danda. The place is about 45 minutes uphill from the Peace Pagoda. The trails are pure and in a natural state. You can also get there using a vehicle, but the roads are quite uneasy and slippery. So, hiking is a good choice.

While you hike uphill from Pokhara, a wonderful view of Phewa Lake and nearby temples will follow you. As the hiking goes on, the views become clearer and wide. Similarly, the morning rays of sun peeking through the majestic mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri will cheer you up on your journey. As you reach the World Peace Pagoda, you can have a great angle view of Pokhara city and the lakes nearby.

Further, hiking about 40-50 minutes, you reach the naked hill just below the enormous statue of Mahadev and the Pumdikot Viewpoint. Walking past the green hill is one of the rarest moments of hiking nearby Pokhara. After you climb up the hill, you see the great Pumdikot Shiva Statue right before you. The lord rests on an enormous dome. Right beside the sculpture, you see a three-storeyed view tower. Climbing up the tower offers a more excellent angle view of Pokhara city, Sarangkot, World Peace Pagoda, and different lakes. As you see the mountains staring right before you, you can’t stop smiling. With the gentle touch of the cool breeze on your face, the beautiful sceneries, mountains, you will create a lifetime moment in the Viewpoint. Undoubtedly, the Pumdikot hike is one of the top experiences in Pokhara.

A cool breeze, a forgotten morning, the mountains as your neighbors, lake reflections, all can fit into the Pumdikot View Tower. 

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