Sunday, July 20, 2014

Renuka Lake

Location – 

Renuka lake is connected by road and lline in sirmour district it is 123 km from parwanoo, 60 km from Paonta Sahib and 37 km from Nahan.

  With a circumference of 3214 m, Renuka ji is the largest natural lake is Himachal, Shaped like the profile of a reclining woman, this is regarded as the embodiment of the goddess Renuka. Near the lake’s feet is another lake held sacred to her son,Parshurama, Both have temples built around them and the main temple to Renuka is regarded to have been built overnight in the eighteenth century, the lake rests in a long valley and the surrounding slopes are vovered with a variety of vegetation and thick wooods, Boating is available on the lake.

Other attractions – 

renuka has mini zoo with spotted deer, lion –tailed macaques, nilgai, mithun, barking deer and Himalayan black bears – and a lion safari, Fishing is possible on the river girl, at nearby Jataun.

Accommodation – 

The HPTDC has the hotel Renuka Ji by the lake. Dadah(2km) has Hotels, PWD and forest Rest Houses.

Sirmaur also has a lake at the Saketi Fossil Park. Nahan, the district headquaters has four large tanks - Kalisthan tank, Pukka tank, Kutcha tank and ranital. And, there is another large pond at Trilokpur.

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