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Attraction of Tourism In Taudaha

Destination: Taudaha 

Highlights:

  • Lake itself
  • Fishes
  • Eco-natural environment

Best time:

All around the year

Accommodation:

There are many restaurants and hotels just to eat or stay there.

Transportation:

You can reach to Taudaha using different means of transportation. For public transportation, go to Old Buspark and load yourself in the bus that go to Dakshinkali.

Description:

TAUDAHA Lake is a small lake in the edge of Kathmandu district, the capital city of Nepal. It is the oldest as well as one and only natural lake of Kathmandu. The name "Taudaha" is the combination of Newari words i.e. "Ta" which means snake and "Daha" which means lake. The lake is located at Kirtipur municipality of Kathmandu. At present, it occupies an area of about 4 hectors with a depth of about 5-10 m. This lake is uneven in shape with eight corners and situated at an altitude of 1350 m above sea level. 

According to the mythological belief, a Buddhist mythical character 'Manjushree' cut the southern hills of the Kathmandu Valley and drained off the water of the valley for human settlements. During that period, countless nagas (snakes), mythological creatures that were half human and half serpent; were left homeless. This made the King of Naga, Karkotak, extremely angry. In order to reduce his anger, the local people near Taudaha built underwater palace for him. He promised to protect the locals around the lake on the condition that the tranquility of his water abode never be disrupted. Due to this reason, even today, locals or any people who visit this place, don't swim or fish in the lake and even don't care about the dead fish of the lake. 

The lake has a great ecological, cultural, religious as well as economic importance. The lake is surrounded by green ecological area. Some of the domestic animals were also seen grazing there like cow, goat, sheep, etc. The constructed walls can be seen around lake which was built to protect lake from the foreign chemical waste and other pollutants to keep it away from pollution. Taudaha Lake is one of the best place to visit in Kathmandu. It is also popular for bird watching during winter season, since approximately 120 species of migratory and residential birds are found around the lake. This place is developed as one of the best destination for internal tourism where people can refresh themselves after a long work and tiredness. Some Buddhist monks also come to worship at the lake. 

The lake also consist of biological elements such as presence of dragonfly which indicates the good quality of water. Besides these, the lake has great chance of conduction of some outdoor activities like cycling but the negative impacts of such activities should be well analyzed in order to keep the lake in its original condition.

Some photos Clips of Taudaha