The Longest Way Home logo
currently traveling for  
 
 
 

Guide to Friendship Park in Pokhara

A park named after a Japanese town
| Updated: | Nepal travel guides


My Rating: 3.0  
A park with a new Newari temple in Pokhara
about - highlights - costs
Download my guidebooks to Nepal (great for tablets, phones, laptops or print)

About Friendship Park


In April 2001 Pokhara and the Japanese town of Komagane (Nagano) signed an agreement of international cooperation and friendship. The result of this was the constructions of Pokhara-Komagane friendship park located in lower Lakeside Pokhara.

The park is beside another park known as Basandhara park. Pokhara-Komagane friendship park is a pleasant enough green area (during the monsoon). Given Pokhara's the abundance of trekking and hiking around the regions the park may not impress many. It is a popular place for local Nepalese who often come at weekends for picnics and weddings.

Aside from a non-functioning fountain and green area there are several modern stone sculptures located in the park by students which might be of interest. The parks highlight is at the rear where the new Kedareshwar Mahadev Mani temple is located.

Did you know?

Japan and Nepal have a history of several sister cities including Kathmandu and Matsumoto along with Tukche (Nepal) and Toga (Japan).

If you've skipped any of the cultural / historic buildings around the Kathmandu Valley on your visit to Nepal then Pokhara-Komagane friendship park might be worth a short walk to. The Kedareshwar Mahadev Mani temple inside will give you a taste of Newari architecture that Nepal is famous for.


Things to do in the Friendship Park


Friendship park is useful for people to use as a traffic free running area. Culturally it's best visited if you are with Nepalese people (picnics etc). The stone sculptures are as of yet not finished. The ground is dry and dusty during the winter months and the fountain does not work.

The Kedareshwar Mahadev Mani temple to the rear is certainly worth a visit if you have not been to any other Newari temple in Nepal. It's a relatively new temple but is a fine example of what Newari architecture is like.


Directions to the Friendship Park


Friendship Park is located in south Lakeside. It's beside Basandhara park en route to Damside.


Entry fee to Friendship Park


There is no entry fee into Friendship park. Although there are no reports of touts asking for fees at the gate do be aware of people offering to show you around for a fee.


Download my guidebooks to Pokhara!


Liked this page? You'll love my books! My guidebooks are better than the rest. Yes, really! In them I cover all of the attractions with on the ground well researched information, photographs and travel tested walking tours.

They are interactive & printable guidebooks like no other.

Pokhara travel guidebook
Find out more!


(back to top)

Was this page helpful to you? If so please tell others!

Friendship Komagane Park in Lakeside, Pokhara

Friendship Komagane Park in Pokhara

The Friendship Komagane Park in Pokhara Nepal
Big photo of the way to Everest Base Camp sign Take a boat ride on the Rapti River in Chitwans jungle Nepal Om mani padme hum written onto stone Streets of Kathmandu
Huge photo of a Baby Elephant in Chitwan Learn more about Nepalese food starting with Dhal Bhat Visit the Swayambhunath Monkey Temple with this free guide See a huge photo of Mount Everest


Click a heading to browse my Nepal
travel guides



Patan

Full guide:
» Guide to Patan    
Central Patan
  - Patan Durbar Square
 South Patan
  - Mahaboudha Temple
  - Uku Bahal
  - Machchhendranath temple
North Patan
  - The Golden Temple
  - Kumbeshwar Temple Complex
West Patan
  - The Kumari Living Goddess
East Patan
  - The Balkumari Temple

Make the most out of your journey:
» Get my full guidebook to Patan!

Bhaktapur

Full guide:
» Guide to Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
» Guide to Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  - Erotic Elephants Temple (Shiva Parvati)
  - Basantapur Chowk (Sculptures)
  - National Art Gallery / Museum
  - The Golden Gate (Sundhoka)
  - Taleju Temple (Mul Chowk)
  - Naga Pokari 
  -
55 Window Palace
  - Siddhi Lakshmi
  - Stone Lions
  - Pashupatinath Temple (Bhaktapur)
  - Vatsala Durga Temple & Taleju Bell
  - Chyasalin Mandap
Near Durbar Square
» Taumadhi Square
Just outside Bhaktapur
» Kailashnath Mahadev (Tallest Shiva statue)
» Nagarkot

Like to know more?
» Get my full guidebook to Bhaktapur!

Bardia National Park
Lumbini

Full guide:
» Guide to Lumbini
History:
» History of Lumbini
» Ashokan Pillar in Lumbini

Get the most out of your trip:
» Download my Guidebook to Lumbini!

 
 
Longest Way Hotel Search
 
click here to get my free email updates, it's easy! Follow me on Twitter! site map | home | travel blog | inspiration | gallery | travel | stories | about | contact | disclaimer | © copyright 2005 - 2016 www.thelongestwayhome.com The Longest Way Home logo