Phewa lake is the second largest lake of Nepal. Phewa lake is also one of the most beautiful and majestic lakes of the country. The beautiful temple of Water Goddess which is situated on a small island is the foremost attraction of this majestic lake. The goddess represents female power, so one can see the male animals being slaughtered and sacrificed there.
Another major attraction of this lake is the crystal clear image of Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna in the lake water. Visitors can also indulge in activities like fishing and canoeing. One can rent wodden boats and sail boats and keep it to themselves or one can go on a shared boat as well. There is also a forest called Raniban nearby.
1. One should not miss out on the south-east view of the lake which is just so beautiful and one can sit there for hours watching it.
When to go
October-April are the best months to visit the place though fishing and boating is fun during monsoons as well. Otherwise saturdays are the days when you can watch the animals being sacrificed in the Barahi temple, if you would like to.
How to reach
Phewa lake is situated in the valley on the western end of Pokhara near Baidam. It is around 6 hours drive from Kathmandu. You can take a local autorickshaw or hire a cab from Pokhara or go on bikes and bicycles.