Pokali Jharana Festival to be held on November 2

31st Oct, 2019 | Tourism Mail Crew

OKHALDHUNGA : Pokali Jharana (Waterfall) Festival is going to be held at Pokali Waterfall premises, the tourism site of Okhaldhunga district, with an objective of promoting Visit Nepal Year-2020.

Pokali Waterfall Sewa Samaj is organising the festival from November 2 with an objective of attracting domestic and foreign tourists by promoting Pokali waterfall. 

At a news conference organised here today, it was informed that the two-day festival is going to be organised to make beauty and significance of the waterfall recognized in the world and to publicize Visit Nepal Year 2020 in an effective way.

Developing Pokali waterfall as a tourism destination during Visit Year is the main objective of the festival, said Samaj Chair Milan Bista. The government has been promoting Pokali waterfall including it in the list of 100 best domestic tourism destinations.

The Federal government has allocated Rs 2.5 million, the state government has allotted Rs 5 million and Pokali rural municipality Rs 1 million for the promotion of the Pokali waterfall. Parliamentarian of Nepal Communist Party, Yagya Raj Sunuwar, has provided Rs 5 million from his Parliamentarian Development Fund.

Pachal waterfall, located at Kalikot of Karnali state, is the longest waterfall that falls from the height of 481 meters, while Pokali waterfall is 130 meters from the ground level and is the second longest waterfall in the country. 

Pokali waterfall is located at 183 kilometers away from Kathmandu and is accessible by road. One can reach Pokali waterfall from Kathmandu via Khurkot of Sindhuli, and Manthali of Ramechhap. There is also the facility of home stay at Pokali area.