Bish Hajar Taal (20,000 lake)-Chitwan: File photo
In the southern corner of Bharatpur, Chitwan lies Bish Hajari (20,000 lake) which is the most suitable destination for nature and bird lovers besides being a fascinating spot for domestic and foreign tourists.
Reptile lovers can watch crocodiles basking in the Sunshine. The lake is located close to Chitwan National Park and is hardly around 5 km away from the center of Chaubishkothi of Bharatpur.
The literal meaning of the term “Bish Hajari Taal” means twenty thousand lakes as there are a number of smaller lakes estimated to be 20,000 in number.
Another reason behind the name of this lake is that when this lake is seen from the sky, the shape of the lake almost looks like 20,000. The crocodiles and rhinos usually are found near Bish Hajari Taal.
Different species of birds are found migrating to this lake from the Northern pole. During the wintertime, the northern poles become cold enough. So, the birds escape from the cold regions of the northern pole and migrate to Bish Hajari Taal.