The core of tourism in Pokhara, Phewa Lake is the second largest freshwater lake in Nepal. Although it is fed by a stream, a dam controls the flow of water into it and thus, the lake falls under the category of semi-natural freshwater lakes. On a clear day, its mirror surface perfectly reflects the Annapurna mountain range and Mount Machhapuchhre- certainly a view to die for.
From the buzzing lakeside area, you can hire a boat and take on the Phewa Lake for better views of the encircling mountains. Some boat rides would leave you at the other end of the shore to trek up to the Peace Pagoda.
Tal Barahi Temple
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, a temple named Tal Barahi is situated in the middle of the Phewa Lake and thus reached only by boat. It is one of the most important religious centers of the town and is visited by several tourists and locals.
Also known as Baidam, the eastern shores of the lake are abuzz with several souvenir shops, hotels, lodges, bookstores and restaurants. This place serves as a threshold for your tour in Pokhara. On the other hand, the southwest shore has a thick forest cover with a blooming birdlife.
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