What better way to start a visit to a place referred to as the Lake City than to go boating? Boating is almost an unwritten law in Pokhara; however, failure to experience it is more about missed rewards than punishment incurred. It is also a reconnaissance of Pokhara. From the expanse of the lake most of the nearby places are visible, so you can pick and plan visits. Boating becomes a pilgrimage if you go to the Pokhara’s most famous Hindu temple, the Varahi Mandir. It is an 18th century Vishnu temple, the god residing here in his boar avatar.