Sarangkot – The best place for a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks…

Sarangkot is a village just above Pokhara, famous for its spectacular views of one of the largest mountain ranges in the world, the Annapurna range including the Annapurna I which is the 10th highest mountain in the world. At dawn, the sun transforms the peaks from pink to celestial gold. Never miss a visit to Sarangkot while in Pokhara, which also offers a nice glimpse into the peaceful, slow village life and more.

The distance to Sarangkot from Pokhara is around 12 km. You can hire a taxi in the early morning to make a visit to the view point at the time of sunrise. The main village is just below the ridge, but a set of steps leads uphill to a dramatic viewpoint, the site of an ancient kot or fort.

Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot
Panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks at sunrise from Sarangkot

On our way back we paid a visit to the Radhakrishna Temple, Bindhyabasini, Pokhara. Atop a hill this temple complex with amazing views around is worth a visit.

The Radhakrishna Temple
The Radhakrishna Temple
The Radhakrishna Temple
The Radhakrishna Temple

We saw this small shrine…

A wayside shrine
A wayside shrine
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