Mahendra Cave is a famous cave near Pokhara in Kaski district of Nepal. It is the first destination of internal and external tourists. Tourists visiting only Pokhara and Serofero first visit Mahendra Cave and then walk to other destinations. The length of the cave located in Batulechaur of Pokhara Sub-metropolitan 16 is 125 meters long. The cave was duly inaugurated in 2017 BS. After the inauguration by the then King Mahendra, the name of the cave was changed to Mahendra. The entrance to the cave is very wide.
The general public can move around easily. The way out is a bit complicated. After reaching 125 meters from the entrance, Ganesh’s place is Shivalinga. Various shapes can be easily seen on the left and right side of the cave. “Indian tourists flock more than domestic during the season.” Laxman Khawas, an employee of the cave, says, “In the off-season, there is a lot of domestic tourists.” According to Khawas, more than 200 people will visit the cave on Saturday.
Domestic tourists from Kathmandu, Chitwan, Butwal, Nepalgunj and other places come to visit the cave. Lights have been installed inside the cave. The local Vindhyavasini Higher Secondary School has been taking the responsibility of protecting the Mahendra Cave. The school, which has been conserving the cave for the past decade and a half, has been spending 25 percent of its income on cave management.
“Rain generates more than 600,000 rupees,” he said, adding that a foot track, a fish pond, a ping for children and a ticket counter are being constructed inside the cave. The cave is located about 8 km northwest of Prithvi Chowk in Pokhara. The motor reaches the entrance of the cave.