Fewa Lake Pokhara

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Fewa Lake, Pokhara
Fewa Lake, Pokhara

Fewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal. The main attraction of Pokhara city is the Annapurna range and Fewa Lake. Fewa Lake in Pokhara is the second largest lake in Nepal. It covers an area of about 4.43 sq. km and has an average depth of around 8.6 m. The lake is a major attraction to those who are drawn to water sports or families who simply love absorbing the beautiful scenery. The warm water of the lake is inviting and ideal for a trip on a little wooden boat. The boats can be rented along the shoreline o an hourly basis or even for an entire day.  Sailboats are also available but there isn’t enough wind.

The Annapurna Range and the Dhaulagiri Range loom in a distance. On a perfectly calm day, the mountains are mirrored on the surface of the lake. Away from the shore, the water is clean and deep and the dense forest along the south side of the lake is rich in wildlife. The lake also holds religious importance.The holy Barahi temple is situated on an island in the lake.

The Barahi temple 2 storeyed Hindu temple on the lush island of Fewa lake Pokhara. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who protects the gods from demons. Durga takes in the form of a boar called Barahi to pierce her evil enemies with her pointed tusks.  Barahi is pictured with the face of a boar. The boar has a cup in one hand and fish in the other. As such, the Barahi temple is an important center of worship for all Hindu devotees. On Saturdays, devotees make their way to the temple carrying animals for sacrifice.

The main attraction of Pokhara city is the Annapurna range and Fewa Lake.