Guteshwor Mahadev

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Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is probably the longest and the most attractive cave in south Asia which is located in the pristine location of the southwestern part of the Pokhara, 100 meters far from Devi’s Fall. The name ‘Gupeshwor Mahadev’ comes from the location of the Shiva linga that lies 150 m down the surface level in a secret(gupta) place. Ancestors of this area called this place ‘desolate Khatri Tara’. During that time, the water stream used to come out of the cave located in Khatri Tara. It was only in 1994 that the cave was formally established. The total length of this cave is 2950 meters.

From the entrance within approximately 40 meters, there is an idol in which amazing and natural pictures of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parbati, Naag, Lord Ganesha, and a mouse can be found on the surface of the same boulder. Within the distance of 100 meters from the cave i.e., on the bottom of David Falls, one can see illuminating limestone and can see the mesmerizing scene of the waterfall of Devi’s Falls. In a little southern part of the Cave, there is a tunnel of one KM and on the northern part of it, two such tunnels about one KM each can be found that make the meeting point of the Phusre Khola. Archeologists assume that this is the longest cave in South Asia.

There are also stone structures and small water ponds inside the cave. The cave can be visited from 6 am to 7 pm. The inner part of the cave might be closed during the rainy season but the other areas remain open throughout the year.

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Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave (gupteshworcave.com.np)

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