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About Lekhnath Municipality
Lekhnath is a municipality in Kaski District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. It is located in the south eastern part of the Pokhara Valley, about 1 km southeast of Pokhara and about 180 km west of Kathmandu. It is connected to the Pokhara municipality through a bridge in Bijaypur river at west and Kotre river at east which joins the Prithvi highway. Total population of the city is 58,816 as per the census carried out in 2011. 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. Machapuchare ("Fishtail") Lekhnath is named after the famous Nepali poet Lekhnath Paudyal (1885 - 1966), who was born at Arghaun Archale, present ward no 6 of Lekhnath Municipality. The city is also entitled as 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 outsiders. 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 here. 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, Budhibazar, Dhungepatan are some big and notable places of Lekhnath.