On his scheduled visit to the Gandaki and Dhawalagiri Zones, Nepal’s former King Gyanendra Shah arrived in Pokhara of Kaski district 20 September 2012.
On his way to the popular tourist destination which is located some 200 kilometers west of capital Kathmandu, the former King had brief stopovers at Malekhu of Dhading and Damauli of Tanahu Districts.
In Malekhu, former Nepal King Gyanendra paid homage at the Bhadrakali Temple. Hundreds of supporters with flowers in their hands were seen lined up on both sides of the Pritihvi Highway welcoming Gyanendra Shah. Crowd gathering in Damauli was so high that it forced the former king to get out of his vehicle to mingle with the public. His supporters chanted slogans urging him to save the nation.
At around 4 PM, King Gyanendra arrived in Pokhara. A large number of security personnel were deployed for his security who had escorted him to Pokhara from Lekhanath Municipality.
Hundreds of supporters showered flowers at the former king when he arrived at Mustang Chowk. He walked along with the public from Mustang Chowk to Fishtail Lodge.