Sisneri, a natural swimming pool in Makawanpur district which is around 37 km towards the south from Kathmandu is being famous these days among youngsters to enjoy swimming. It was in our mind since long. While we were looking for a perfect time and condition to do a road trip to there, one of us got a new bike the last week and BINGO!. We got a perfect reason. We planned for this adventurous trip to Dakshinkali & Sisneri right away.
I immediately got the flashback of this route including Sisneri, Dakshinkali and Pharping while we were returning back from the Chitlang-Markhu-Kulekhani trip. I couldn’t wait for the ride.
Distance and Time:
Kathmandu – Dakshinkali: 19.6 km ( around one and half hour)
Dakshinkali – Sisneri: 18 km ( around one and half hour)
Sisneri – Natural swimming pool – around 15 min.
Pharping town, Dakshinkali temple, adventurous ride, panoramic views and sisneri natural swimming pool
We left this chaotic city Kathmandu at around 8 in the morning. The excitation this time was of different kind as we were doing bike trip for the first time together. The departing point was obviously Balkhu. We had to ride through Chobhar, Taudaha towards Pharping. Everything was good and amazing except the road after leaving Chobhar. Monsoon, rain and muddy roads; they are just perfect to trouble travelers. Still, we were in the mood to enjoy each and every bit of the moment.
It took us around 1 hour to reach the culturally prosperous town Pharping which is approximately 19 km towards the south from Kathmandu. Also identified as Newari town, this is famous for Buddhist Monasteries. We had a break at Pharping bazar for light refreshment before we continued our journey towards Dakshinkali temple.
Riding for half an hour more confronting with the muddied road, we reached Dakshinkali Temple devoted to the goddess of Kali as per the hindu religion. To satisfy the thirsty goddess Kali, people behead and sacrifice animals here in the temple premises. Moreover, it has been a tradition that if you get a new vehicle, you should pay homage to it at Dakshinkali temple. And that’s what we were to do on this day.
We spent almost two and half hour wandering around the temple. After getting done with everything there, we headed for the most awaited destination Sisneri at around 11:30. The roads were muddy already and the most uninvited thing happened; rain. However, it wasn’t a huge problem. We cherished the moments hiding ourselves under the shade.
Moving on, better conditioned roads and better climate accompanied us. The journey was more being more beautiful and adventurous afterwards. The panoramic view, hills and mountains under the clouds and the blissful nature were very relieving for us.
Riding uphill and downhill, we got ourselves at Sisneri at exactly 1:15 pm. But, our journey was still not done as one has to ride for more like 15 min. from there to reach the natural swimming pool spot being diverted from the main highway. So, getting done with light lunch quickly there, we geared up.
Sisneri Natural Swimming Pool:
As we reached there, the crowd of people there was so huge. Everyone was having a chilling time out there; swimming, diving, relaxing, capturing photos and videos and what not. We couldn’t hold for anymore seconds to join the crowd.
The crystal clear water and some naturally made swimming pools/spots were amazingly beautiful. This is such a cool place. Whether you wanna swim or just chill out, go there and spend a day, it’ll be wonderful.
But, it lacks proper management I guess. The local people out there or the Sisneri VDC should come up with better managerial plans to make it more enjoyable without hurting its natural essence.
Being a visitor, I would suggest following things to keep in mind for them:
- Proper management of parking area
- Work on making the pools more better
- If possible separate pools for boys and girls
- Open a shop of swimsuit and other related things around
- But, don’t make a business out of it harming it’s natural importance.
Having almost one and half hour-long enjoyment there, we departed from there towards the bustling city, Kathmandu via the same route.