A natural pond in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, Nagdaha is located in the Dhapakhel Village Development Committee (VDC) of the Lalitpur District. The lake is around five hectares in area, with the major inflow source being a natural spring and the water flowing out to form two small wetlands.

Naagdaha is abundant in aquatic life. Barbs and snakeheads are among the many native fish species. This area is also home to a variety of bird species, making it an excellent spot for bird viewing. More than 50 species of birds live there, including the Black kite, Rose-ringed parakeet, and many more. In the summer and winter, the lake attracts a variety of migratory species. Some of the winter visitors are Cuckoos, White-breasted waterhens, Common Moorhens, Little Grebes.

Naagdaha’s History:
Legend says that Lord Shiva used to reside at Nagdaha. Bajrabarahi, the Goddess, was concerned about her decreasing number of devotees. She used her heavenly abilities to change herself into a pig and began grunting. Lord Shiva, thinking that the lake was dirty because of the existence of pigs then went in search of a clean place and settled himself at Gosainkunda Lake in Rasuwa district.

Nagdaha is home to a female serpent, while Taudaha is home to a male serpent. The male serpent comes to Panauti every year during the rainy season to take part in a jatra (festival). Since Nagdaha is on the road to Panauti, the male serpent visits the female both on the way and on the way back, accompanied by the strong rains and thunder that are typical of this time of year. Snakes (nagas) are thought to bring good rains and wealth to Nepal in Nepalese folklore. Naagdaha is a great destination to enjoy the delightful scenery and rejuvenate ourselves. If you are looking for ways to bring peace to your mind, this is an excellent choice.