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The second largest lake in the country covering an area of about 4.43 km2 (1.7 sq mi) is the center of attraction for every person visiting Pokhara. It is the largest among the eight lakes lying in Pokhara. One can sail or row a hired boat across the lake or visit Barahi Temple situated on the island located in the lake. The lake is ideal for relaxation, boating and viewing the mountains as well. One can also fish in the lake but be sure that you are fishing at the right place. Reflection of Macchapuchre (Mount Fishtail) in the lake makes you feel more exciting. So, don’t just read this, pack up your luggage and be there to exploit the natural beauty.The eastern shore of the lake, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers and consists of endless strip of lodges, restaurants, bookshops , souvenir shops, internetcafes etc.