dundee, United Kingdom
November 15, 2002
Boats are of varying quality - so check you don’t get a leaking one. Best bet is to take a picnic, row out and let yourself drift for a while. There's a temple in the middle of the lake that’s worth a quick stop - usually surrounded by hundreds of fish.
No motor boats are allowed on the lake so you are guaranteed quiet time.
The Temple in the middle of the lake has special importance. As legend has it, a beggar arrived in Pokhara and asked for help from the townsfolk; all but one family refused to help and the beggar turned out to be one of the gods testing his subjects. The one generous family were then told to leave town for a few days - when they returned they found that the town had been swamped by the river and so the family built the temple as a blessing for their lives that were spared.
From journal Around n About Pokhara