Phewa Lake, Taal Barahi Temple (Lakeside)

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    Location

    Longitude: 83°42’11’’ - 84°16’53’’ Latitude: 28°04’39’’- 28°36’48’’

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    Temperature

    Maximum: 32.2°c Minimum: 7.1°c

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    Rainfall

    3,941.1 mm

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    Weather

    Tropical, Sub-Tropical, Temperate, Sub-Alpine & Alpine

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    Accommodation

    Star Hotels, Small Hotels, Lodge, Resort and Community Home Stay

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    Culture

    Dance- Lakhe, Maruni, Ghatu, Salejo, Thado Bhaka, Lhosar, Dhan, Sakela, Kheli

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    Access

    Kathmandu to Pokhara 200 km by Road and Air

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    Health Service

    Hospital, Health Post, Clinic, Ayurvedic Centers

Situated on the southern side of the Pokhara valley, the Phewa lake is the main attraction that draws the attention of tourists, and this make the lake synonymous with Pokhara. The lake covers an area of 4.43.sq.km and a magnificent site on the lake is the reflection of the Machhapuchhre  mountain at dawn, dusk and afternoon. It would be rare not to find a visitor who would not take a boat ride in the lake.

The Taal Barahi temple is another attraction on the lake which is the main religious site in Pokhara. The temple which is situated in the middle of the lake would require a boat ride to reach there. The temple is considered to be an abode of Goddess Durga Devi Ajima. It is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. According to historical records, the Taal Barahi temple was constructed by the then king of Kaski Kulmandan Shah.

The lakeside area around the Phewa lake offers a wide view of Pokhara’s beautiful mountain landscape. Food around the tourist hub caters to both western and eastern taste and it is a reason for visitors to adore this place. The city is an example to demonstrate how economic pursuits lead to the development and growth of a place and its people.