Renuka Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Renuka Lake

Renuka Lake in the Sirmaur district is famous for its cultural and historical connection. The tourist can experience some of the breathtaking views when they reach the ridge of the lake while passing through the dense alpine forest. The lake is located at an elevation of 672 m above sea level. Renuka Lake is the largest lake (area wise) in Himachal Pradesh, covering a circumference of about 3214 m.

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Nahan Fort

Nahan Fort

16.7km from Renuka Lake

Nahan is a town in Himachal Pradesh and is the headquarters of the Sirmaur district. This is an ancient fort located at the top of a hill. There are so many things to see in and around the fort.

Saketi Fossil Park

Saketi Fossil Park

23.75km from Renuka Lake

The Saketi Fossil Park is famous for its six life-size fibre reinforced plastic models of pre-historic animals. The park at present has six sets of life-size models of Stegodonganesa (extinct grand elephant), Sivatherium, Colosschelys Atlas (giant land tortoise and Chelonia), Paramachaerdus (saber-toothed tiger), Hexaprotodon-Sivalensis (hippopotamus with six incisors), and Crocodilia.

Gurudwara Paonta Sahib Ji

Gurudwara Paonta Sahib Ji

24.98km from Renuka Lake

Gurudwara Paonta Sahib is a noted gurdwara in the district of Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh. The Gurdwara enjoys a high historic and religious importance among the followers of the Sikh religion world over. The Gurudwara has a palanquin "Palki" made of pure gold, donated by devotees.

Kapal Mochan

Kapal Mochan

34.44km from Renuka Lake

The ancient pilgrim site of Kapal Mochan is located on the Bilaspur Road near Ambala. The temple is small and situated beside a ‘sarovar’ or pond named Brahma Sarovar. It is said that if a person bathes here, they will be relieved of all burdens and sins. Legend holds that Brahmanhatya, i.e., killing a Brahmin is a major sin but the guilty can be freed of this upon bathing in the holy waters of Brahma Sarovar.

Tiger Fall -Chakrata

Tiger Fall -Chakrata

42.97km from Renuka Lake

Away from the hustle bustle of urban city Dehradun, Tiger Falls is a magnificent waterfall located amidst hilly terrain near Chakrata. Untouched by commercialization, Tiger Fall is a favourite attraction among basic trekkers as well as a remote picnic spot for friends.

Jatoli Temple

Jatoli Temple

43.67km from Renuka Lake

Jatoli gets its name from the long Jata (hair) that Lord Shiva has. Considered as Asia's highest Shiv temple, this shrine is indeed an architectural marvel. Jatoli Shiv Temple is one of the famous holy destinations of Solan which attract a large number of pilgrims and is only 6 Kms from the city.

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Sirmaur

Sirmaur

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District Sirmaur is located in the outer Himalayas which is commonly known as the Shivalik range. This district is bounded by district Shimla in North Uttrakhand in East, Haryana in South and district Solan in North-West.

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