Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave review
The Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is a corrasional cave excavated by water flowing from Lake Phewa and Devi’s Falls. The cave is not incredible or even extraordinary. I would compare it to a hole in the ground with 1 stalagmite. The stalagmite is as equally amusing as the cave, but with a little more interest, because it is believed to be the earthly form of of lord Shiva. The best part of the cave is Devi’s Falls, which tumbles into the bottom of the cave.
About Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave translates to cave beneath the ground. I know its redundant, of course a cave is beneath the ground. The air in the cave is humid and muggy so make sure you have breathable cloths. Also, you must be prepared for stairs.
The cave was damaged in the 2015 earthquake, and since then the government started building support walls. Their idea of support walls is just to plaster everything with cement. The cave feels like an artificial worm hole. The only good part is Devi’s Falls at the bottom of the cave.
I admit, the last cavern with Devi’s Falls is quite beautiful. The waterfall’s original name was Patale Chango, which translates as underworld waterfall. The name changed when a young woman fell down the waterfall. Her name was Devi.
You can read more reviews about the cave on trip advisor, which are accurate.
How to get there
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave is in Pokhara-17, Chhorepatan. You can take the bus or a taxi. It is a very common destination for locals and foreigners alike. However, the cave is hidden by a small outdoor bazaar, which takes a little bit of time to navigate though. You will come to a ticket counter before descending into the cave. make sure you pay first because tickets are checked at the bottom of the stairs.
Cost of entrance
Nepali citizens: $0.5
SAARC members: $0.85
Non-SAARC foreigners: $1.00