Devi's Falls (Nepali: पाताले छाँगो) is a waterfall located at Pokhara in Kaski District, Nepal.[1][2]

Devi's Falls
Devi's Falls during the monsoon season.
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LocationPokhara, Kaski, Nepal
Coordinates28°11′N 83°58′E / 28.19°N 83.96°E / 28.19; 83.96 (Devi's Falls)
TypePlunge
Number of drops1

The water forms a tunnel after reaching the bottom. This tunnel is approximately 500 feet (150 m) long and runs 100 feet (30 m) below ground level. On 31 July 1961, a Swiss male-female couple went swimming but the woman drowned in a pit because of the overflow. Her body was recovered three days later in river Phusre with great effort. Her father wished to name it "David's falls" after her daughter's name but changed to Devi's Fall. Its Nepali name is Patale Chango, which literal meaning is Paatal Ko Chango means "Underworld's Waterfall".[3] This is one of the most visited places in Nepal.

After exiting the tunnel, the water passes through a cave called Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave or "cave beneath the ground". The Phewa Lake dam is the water source of this falls.[4] The cave also acts as a tourism site because it has complex designs and people even forget the way which is inside the cave. ‍‍‍‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‍‍

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It is an attraction for tourists and locals. Thousands of Nepalis visit for recreation and enjoyment. Visitors can try their luck on the luck pond constructed there by throwing and placing the coin on the statue of God. Likewise, one can find a model of traditional typical Nepali house and a series of statue of Nepali people wearing traditional dresses where visitors can click photo.[5][failed verification]

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References

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  1. ^ "Beautiful Pokhara". The Himalayan Times. 2017-12-03. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  2. ^ "हराएको सगरमाथा बिलाएको पाताले छाँगो". nepalihimal.com (in Nepali). Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  3. ^ "Pokhara in Nepal is all about a lake, forests and mountains – A visual delight!". Zee News. 2017-07-10. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  4. ^ "Patale Chhango (Davi's Falls)".
  5. ^ "Soaring Indian arrivals boost Pokhara tourism". Retrieved 2018-06-26.