Amazing pictures of Pokhara's Davis Falls locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall).
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We are continuing our tour of Pokhara in Nepal, a bustling tourist city in the foothill of the Himalayan massif - Annapurna.
A breathtaking example of that geological phenomenon is the Pardi Khola river that about 2 km south from its source in Phewa Tal suddenly plunges 30 meters down (100 ft) over the Patale Chhango (Hell’s Fall).
It re-emerges after about 500m (1620 ft) of an underground flow joining the Phusre Khola.
The waterfall is also known by the name Davis Falls – a name, sad to say, having the tragic origins.
The story has it that in an early afternoon on a sunny July 31st in 1961, the sudden flood from the Phewa Lake swept-away a Swiss citizen Mrs. Davis having bath in the waters of Pardi Khola river.
Amazing shapes of the Davis Falls - Pokhara.
Sculptor’s hand wouldn’t make it more fascinating. One can only imagine the power of water being able to shape this landscape carving so amazing structures, holes, tunnels, narrow passages, bridges….