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Boating in Phewa Lake, Pokhara,Nepal

Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal or Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal located in the south of the Pokhara Valley that includes Pokhara city; parts of Sarangkot and Kaskikot. The lake is stream-fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore, the lake is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake.[1] It is the second largest lake in Nepal, the largest in Gandaki Zone followed by Begnas Lake[2]. Phewa lake is located at an altitude of 742 m (2,434 ft) it covers an area of about 5.23 km2 (2.0 sq mi)[3] with an average depth of about 8.6 m (28 ft) with maximum water depth is 24 m (79 ft).[4] Maximum water capacity of the lake is approximately 4,600,000 cubic metres (3,700 acre·ft).[5] The Annapurna range on the north is only about 28 km (linear distance) away[6] from the lake, and the lake is famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface.[7] The Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake.[8]

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Chengannur, Kerala, India

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  • Uploaded on July 10, 2012
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    by K.Neelakanta Pillai
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T200
    • Taken on 2012/03/23 16:40:45
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 12.15mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash