Phewa Lake- Pokhara

Phewa Lake-Pokhara

Phewa Lake-Pokhara

Phewa Lake is a prominent lake of Nepal. It lies on the west corner of Pokhara valley. It is approximately 5km long and 1.5 km wide and covers an area of 4.4 sq km. The west bank of lake is surrounded by green rolling hill and thick forest and on the east of the lake there are hundredth of hotels, lodges, restaurants, travel and trekking offices, shops and other tourist related service centers. Boating on Phewa Lake is a thrilling moment that you can enjoy at a time the smiling virgin Machhpuchhre on the far north, thick forest with rare wildlife and hiding scene of fishtail mountain underneath o your boat.

Boat ride at Phewa Lake in Pokhara



Boat trip in the lovely Phewa Lake is the foremost attraction of Pokhara. Paddling out into the middle of the lake is a nice way to spend a quite afternoon. Phewa lake is the largest lake in Pokhara valley and the second largest lake in Nepal. Encircled by Sarangkot and Kaskikot hills, the lake holds a pagoda-style temple. Another attraction is the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range on the crystal clear water of the lake. While boating in Phewa Lake, you can see several varieties of fish.

Baharahi Temple



In the middle of Fewa Lake on a small island Barahi temple is situated. It is not only a holly shrine of Hindu devotees but also a best spot to observe surrounding hill and settlements including towering and pointed peak of beautiful fishtail mountain. A five minute boat ride reaches the island. Religious functions like marriage, birth day celebration, wish fulfilling pooja are performed.

By Anil Blon


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