October 9, 2020 08:50 PM NPT
By: Umesh Pun
KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The global pandemic of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has adversely affected all business- and service-related sectors. Since Nepal went into a nationwide lockdown in March earlier this year, the tourism sector is yet to see a revival although restrictions imposed on the hospitality sector are yet to be lifted.
Pokhara, one of the most favorite sites both for domestic and international tourists, still wears a deserted look owing to the fear of further spread of the viral disease.
If it were normal times, Pokhara would be abuzz with visitors from home and abroad.
Major mountains including Annapurna and Machhapuchhre have already started welcoming the tourists with the weather turning fairer and more pleasant. Fewa, Rupa and Begnas lakes are awaiting fanfare and merry making.
Here are some photos taken by Republica photojournalist Umesh Pun in Pokhara on Friday.