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

Davi's Falls
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Davi's Falls during the monsoon season.
Location Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal
Coordinates 28°11′N 83°58′E / 28.19°N 83.96°E / 28.19; 83.96 (Davi's Falls)Coordinates: 28°11′N 83°58′E / 28.19°N 83.96°E / 28.19; 83.96 (Davi's Falls)
Type Plunge
Number of drops 1

The water forms an underground 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 couple Davi went swimming but the woman drowned in a pit because of the overflow. Her body was recovered 3 days later in river Phusre with great effort. Her father wished to name it "Davi's falls" after her. Its Nepali name is Patale Chango, which means "underworld 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 or "cave beneath the ground". The Phewa Lake dam is the water source.[4] The cave also acts as a tourism site because it has complex designs and people even forget the way inside the cave.

TourismEdit

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. Once it was considered as a suicide point since the locals as well as the tourists jumped from the cliff down to the bottom of the fall. Safety measures were applied soon after increase in such activities by constructing metal fences around the cliff to prevent further suicides.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  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.