In addition to being an area of natural beauty, Taudaha Lake has a history steeped in legend. It’s believed the entire Kathmandu Valley was covered in water until Manjushree cut the gorge at Chobhar to drain it. Now this lake is all that’s left.
Birds from Siberia migrate to the lake in winter. There are a number of other bird species that can be observed around the lake making it a lovely spot for some birdwatching. Visitors can also take a stroll along the lakeshore and feed the giant carp that live there.
Taudaha is the only natural lake in the Kathmandu Valley and its name comes from the Newari word Ta:Dahan which means “great lake”. It’s roughly 500m at the widest point and about 20m deep.