Baraha Pokhari (वराह पोखरी) is a beautiful pond located in Baraha Pokhari Rural Municipality, Khotang, Nepal. In the middle of the forest, there is a pond surrounded by hills. This pond is in the southern part of Khotang district. It is a religious destination that also has cultural and natural importance. This is one of the major attractions of Khotang.
The specialty of the pond is that there is water in the pond throughout the year. Pond water color changes along with the season and this pond has neither water source nor outlet. Tourists can also view beautiful mountain ranges. Besides its natural beauty, it has religious importance for Hindus.
This pond is 330 meters in length and 210 meters in width. Its total area is 468 hectares. Red fish can be found in this pond which is considered rare in the world. A two-day fair is held here once a year from the day of Haribodhani Ekadashi. During these days devotees believe that worshiping Mahamai and Sankheshwar will fulfill their wishes. Pigeons are flown in this area to ensure peace in life.
It is said that there were 12 houses of Magar which submerged in the pond.
How to reach Baraha pokhari?
From Kathmandu, it will take about 5-6 hours to reach Phaliya sangu.
Photo source: Barahapokhari rural municipality office
Baraha Pokhari map