Phewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal, the largest in Gandaki Zone. The lake is also famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface. Phewa lake and water sports is the main tourist attraction of Pokhara city and the north shore of the lake has developed into a tourist district, commonly called Lake-Side, with hotels, restaurants and bars catering to the tourists.
Tal Barahi Temple, located at the center of Phewa Lake, is the most important religious monument of Pokhara.This two-storied pagoda is a hindu temple of the Goddess Durga (Barahi), the protector of gods. It is located in a small island on the south east section of Phewa Lake . Boats can be hired to sail across the lake to the temple.
World Peace Pagoda
Standing on top of the Ananda hill, Shanti Stupa adds more beauty to Pokhara Valley. It is a perfect holiday place providing a clear view of the Himalayan range, Fewa Lake and Pokhara city. The hilltop provides a splendid view of sunrise and sunset. . There are several ways to reach the peace pagoda. There are hiking trails, cycling tracks and the blacked topped road to the Stupa. One of the popular and adventurous hiking trails is by crossing the Fewa Lake by a local boat and climb uphill through the local villages that takes about an hour to reach the hilltop.
Davis Falls is a small waterfall that runs though the aforementioned cave. The waterfall has a length of 500 meters and depth of 100 feet. An interesting note about the waterfall is that it runs down some rocks before disappearing into an underground tunnel leading to Gupteshwor Mahadev or “cave beneath the ground”. The Phewa Lake dam is the water source. It is an attraction for tourists and locals. Thousands of tourists and locals visit for recreation and enjoyment.
Sarangkot is a village just above Pokhara in an altitude of 1600m. it is renowned for its panoramic Himalayan views Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu as well as down on the city of Pokhara and Phewa lake.People also visit Sarangkot for the stunning sunrise. In recent years, Sarangkot has become a hotspot for paragliding.