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Devi Falls, Pokhara: 14 reviews and 37 photos


If you have taken the scenic route to the World Peace Pagoda, and/or come back that way, it's only a short distance to these waterfalls. They are situated on the road to Butwal, just before the Tashi Ling Tibetan Village. The waterfall is where the Pardi Khola stream disappears underground.

According to the guidebooks, the name Devi's Falls is a corruption of David's Falls, David being a tourist who fell into the sinkhole and drowned. However, the local name is Patale Chhango, which apparently means Hell's Falls, so I wonder if Devi could actually be 'Devil'?!

It's not really an impressively high fall of water, more a series of small ones, but the sink hole, eroded into the limestone by the flow of water, is very deep indeed! I imagine that during the monsoon the flow of water is much greater, but when I was there in February it wasn't much more than a trickle.

The entrance is in between some stalls selling jewellry, and the entry fee is 20NPR.

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2010
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