Lekhnath (Nepali: लेखनाथ
नगरपालिका) is a municipaliy in Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal.
located in the south western part of the Pokhara Valley, about 10 km southwest of Pokhara and about
190 km west of Kathmandu.
Total population of the city is 41,369 as
per the census carried out in 2001. Composition of the population
is 86% Hindu
, 8% Buddhist
and 6% others. The town is very spread out
and has no down-town or centre.
Lekhnath is named after the famous Nepali poet Lekh Nath Paudyal
(1885-1966), but is also called the
garden city of seven lakes
. The seven lakes are
Begnas, Rupa, Khaste, Depang, Maidi, Neureni and Gunde. Except
Begnas and Rupa most of the other lakes are little known to the
Lekhnath possesses many terrains and mountain view sites. It is
also becoming a famous destination among trekkers as some of the
comfortable and short trekking routes in Pokhara valley begin
Rightly called eastern gateway to Pokhara, Lekhanth, is the place
from where you can catch the view of the whole Annapurna range
including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri.
Gagangaunga, Shishuwa, Lekhnath chowk, Rajako Chautara, Satmane,
Dhungepatan are some big and notable places of
are small place of Lekhnath.
Leknath municipality is situated on the north-east path of the