splendid and holy... the lakes of Nepal are reverred not only for their
natural beauty but also for the spiritual importance attached to them. There
are around two hundred lakes in Nepal of glacial and tectonic origin.
Mountain lakes like Rara, Phoksundo and Phewa are majestic in extent and
Other Popular Lakes in Nepal
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Nepal lakes are famous for their crystal clear water, scenic backgrounds
and the adventure activities that they offer. Cited below are two of the
activities that keep you fresh and vigorous like the blue waters of the
The pleasure of touching water waves while siting on a boat cannot be
described in words. A relaxing boat drive on Phewa lake of Pokhara is one of
the most soothing experiences in Nepal. Leisure boating can be done in
various locations. Pokhara, set in a lush topical alley, with a backdrop of
the Annapurna range, is blessed with many lakes and is the most famous spot
for boating activities.
The Phewa, Begnas and Rupa lakes provide enough space for boating
experiences. Phewa Lake is Pokhara's prime attraction for photographers,
boaters and shore side strollers.Visitors love sending an hour or two rowing
(or being rowed by one of the local boats men) through the many inlets, with
a visit to the Varahi island temple.
Nepal, the world's second rich country in the water resources having
numbers of rivers and lakes, is an ideal location for fishing and angling.
There are some specific ethnic group in the hills and Terai region of Nepal
whose lifestyle has been based on Fishing. Bote, Majhi, Tharu and Machhuwar
are some of them.
With approximately 118 varieties of fresh water fish found in the Himalayan
waters of Nepal, fishing can be really exciting. Mahaseer is the most
commonly sought sport fish, besides mountain stream trout-like varieties and
lowland water species. Pokhara's crystal clear lakes are the best for