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Rupa Lake, Pokhara

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Rupa Lake or Rupa Tal is a freshwater lake in Nepal located in the pokhara-lekhnath metropolitian municipality. It is the third biggest lake in Pokhara valley of Nepal and at an altitude of 600m covering area about 1.35km2 with an average water depth 3 m and maximum depth 6 m. The lake is elongated north to south and is fed by perennial streams. Its watershed area is 30 km², where The main inflow of water is from Talbesi stream, whereas Dhovan khola is the feeder stream with its outlet Tal khola at Sistani ghat. It supports a number of floral and faunal species. A total of 36 species of waterbirds have been recorded in the lake which represents about 19 percent of the total 193 wetland-dependent birds found in Nepal.
Rupa lake is the one of main tourism attraction among Begnas Lake of the Pokhara city. It provides enough space for boating experiences for national and international visitors. Cage culture as well as pen culture have been practiced in Rupa lake for fish farming. Farmers in the Kaski district of Nepal have formed the Rupa Lake Rehabilitation and Fisheries Cooperatives Limited to help protect the watershed.
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  • If you are a traveler that loves tranquility, This is the place for you, Its not as famous as Begnas and not as crowded yet provides a breathe taking view and some cozy eateries around Rupa offer some...  more »
  • Nothing extraordinary with this lake. Situated very near to Begnas lake. You can skip this lake if you have seen Begnas lake first. Just nice and serene place.  more »
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  • Beautiful lake.. but it's like ignored, there's no infrastructure build to attract tourist. It's like a forgotten lake even though it's very close to Pokhara city. Government and locals should involve to build tourist attractions there.
  • Beautiful lake but look like ignored! Worth Visit once if you are in Pokhara or going to Rupakot resort.
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