Phewa Lake is a very famous lake located in Kaski District, Gandaki Province of Nepal. Located in the Pokhara Valley, this lake is popular among internal and external tourists. The name of this lake is Phewa Lake as it is near the village of Phewa. It is also called Baidam Lake as it falls near the village. In the meanwhile, the location of ‘Barahi Mandir’ has made it possible to identify it in Barah Mandir as well. The lake has a panoramic view of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Himal. These scenes bring joy to everyone’s mind. The view of the sunrise and sunset is also very stunning and makes the mind happy.
It is the second largest lake in Nepal and largest lake in Pokhara. Phewa Lake is located at an altitude of 742 meters (2,434 feet) above sea level. The lake covers an area of about 5.23 sq km (2 sq mi). The lake has an average depth of 8.6 m (28 ft) and a maximum depth of 24 m (79 ft).  The maximum water capacity of the lake is about 430,000,000 cubic meters (35,000-acre feet). To the north of this lake is the Annapurna range, which is at a distance of 28 km. The lake is also famous for its reflection of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and other mountain peaks, which can be seen clearly in the water of this lake.
Many poets have written about Pokhara and Phewa Lake in their works. Many songs have become popular. There have been many descriptions of Pokhara and its beauty in essays, stories, and novels. Those who have reached Pokhara once are repeatedly called by Phewa Lake. Probably because of this, some foreign nationals have given up their homeland citizenship and made Pokhara a place to spend the latter part of their lives.