PHOTO TOUR RENUKAJI
Echoes of distant legends surround the peaceful beauty that is Renuka Lake. Situated in Himachal Pradesh, India, the lake resembles a sleeping woman and is surrounded by temples, religious lore and natural elegance. The area was founded in 1814 by Gurkhas.
Imagine a land so beautiful where the rays of warm sunshine filtering through the wispy white clouds that can put your mind immediately at rest. Where the warmth of the sun on your skin is cooled by the winds that blow, where your days could be spend in a sensual journey that touches all senses, giving complete satisfaction. Such a place is Renuka, a small heavenly abode nestled amidst the mountains of the Himalayas. The entire settlement surrounds the Renuka Lake and is very famous for its temples, scenic beauty and the religious legends which offer this environment a historical significance.
The Legend of Renuka:
The entire lake is based on the story of Renuka - the wife of a powerful sage called Jamadagni who was killed by the evil emperor Sahasarjuna. This evil man wanted to have Renuka for himself, but she being pure in her love for her husband jumped into the lake. The Gods who were impressed with her devotion to her husband revived her and allowed her to live on the lake. A place with such a religious significance makes for an absolutely harmonious journey that is unforgettable.
Entertainment offered at Renuka:
Your stay here would be an experience of your lifetime that you will not be able to forget so easily. The place comes alive in November when the locals organize a fair that celebrates the reunion of Renuka with her son Parshuram. The fair lasts for several days and all the local people come out of their house overjoyed, donning their brightest garments.You can go shopping and dancing, and even explore their culture and cuisine.
Location and Distance:
The place is not very far, being about 100 kilometres away from cities like Ambala, Chandigarh and Dehradun. These cities have rail heads and even airports so that you can easily go to these places straight away. Your journey to Renuka will not be inconvenient in any possible way. Once in any of these cities, you can easily take a bus or a taxi to Renuka. This tourist destination is accessible roadways.
The place might be very peaceful, but it is still equipped with modern facilities. Renuka is right at the bank of the lake, and not only does it have various places that you can go sightseeing, but it offers all the modern day entertainment that you can experience at a very low budget.