A perfect retreat in Pokhara’s tourist hub

Imagine a hotel that is just 75 m away from the main road, yet provides an idyllic retreat from the crowds and commotion of city life. Welcome to Hotel Barahi situated at Lakeside, Pokhara.

Started 15 years ago, the hotel was recently refurbished and upgraded to meet the changing taste of its visitors. Nine standard rooms and 12 deluxe rooms occupy two separate blocks that overlook a lush green lawn with a fish pond. The deluxe rooms are large with spacious attached bath and have AC and multi-channel TV. Hotel Barahi aims to fulfil all your requirements so that you feel at home even when you are away from home. The standard rooms have attached bath, fan, multi-channel TV and a private balcony. As with most hotels in Pokhara, each room comes with a view of the spectacular mountains.

“We have just refurbished the rooms, and we are concentrating on service,” says its Executive Director Biplab Paudel. A conference hall for 100 people has just been completed. The restaurant serves Nepalese, Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes.

The architecture is particularly striking with stone-built walls and corridors and stairways paved with stones brought from different parts of the country. It is located near some of Pokhara’s best pubs and shopping centers, yet peaceful Hotel Barahi makes for an ideal stopover.


Address: Lakeside, Pokhara; Tel: 061-23017, 23526; Fax: 977-61-23072; E-mail: barahi@cnet.wlink. com.np; Website: www.hotelbarahi. com.np

Kathmandu Office: Thamel; Tel: 429820

Facilities: 12 standard and 9 deluxe rooms, conference hall, restaurant serving Indian, Chinese, Nepalese and Continental dishes; spacious lawn; fish pond; and tennis courts

Comfortable coach service to Pokhara

Travelanes has begun regular tourist coach services between Kathmandu and the picturesque resort city of Pokhara in mid-west Nepal. With a fleet of deluxe coaches fitted with large sight-seeing windows, air cooling system, earphones, and a choice of listener’s music, Travelanes implies luxury.

Enroute, enjoy breakfast on board as well as lunch with two complimentary soft drinks and a bottle of mineral water. These apart, plenty of light snacks, beverages and refreshments are sold in the deluxe buses that seat only 30 passengers.

If your seat is not on the side of the Trisuli river that flows along the highway, don’t worry – a tele-camera fitted on the coach provides its view on the screen up front. Alternately, the coach will screen documentaries on the sights and sounds of Pokhara and the Kathmandu Valley as well as other tourist destinations in Nepal. Charming hosts are on hand to welcome you and provide all necessary services to see that your journey is pleasant and comfortable.


Head Office: Balkhu, Kathmandu; Tel: 330320, 331137

Sales Office: Hotel Tenki Building, Thamel, Kathmandu; Tel: 414483; Fax: 977-1-425905; E-mail: travelanes nepal@hotmail.com

Pokhara Office: Hotel Marigold, Lakeside, Baidam-6; Tel: 61-25065

Facilities: Individual three channel music system, views of scenery on screen, experienced drivers, insurance cover of up to Nepalese rupees 50,000 per passenger till the journey lasts, breakfast and lunch, two soft drinks and one mineral water complimentary, other light snacks and beverages sold on board.