Renuka Ji

Renuka Ji | Pilgrimage Himachal Pradesh

The Renuka Lake (660 m) is regarded as the embodiment of Renukaji, the mother of Parshuram, one of the ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu. Laked is shaped like a profile of a woman and has the circumference of 2.5 km and is the largest in Himachal.

This lake is fed by underground springs and the surrounding hills are padded by lush forests that support a large variety of plant and animal life.

Boating and trekking are the additional attractions of Renukaji. This is perfect year around destination that beckons every traveler.

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Places And Activities

RENUKA LAKE :It is said that once evil Sahasarjuna killed the sage Jamadagini and tried to abduct his wife Renuka. She jumped in the water. But the Gods restored her to life and this lake is regarded to be her embodiment.

RENUKA TEMPLE (100M) : It is the temple dedicated to Renuka ji. It was said to be built overnight by an invading force of Gurkhas in early 19th Century. PARASHURAMA TAL: Below the Renuka lake, a large pool is considered to embrace Lord Parshurama, who wished to spend all eternity at his mothers feet.

MINI ZOO (2 km) :You can boat across the lake or drive to this zoo, which has Asiatic lions, spotted deer, lion tailed macaques, "Nilgai" Methuen, barking deer and Himalayan black bears.

LION SAFARI (2 km) :Adjoining the zoo, an armored van enters the large enclosure allowing for a close glimpse of the lions within.

JATAUN (5 km) :The dam of the Giri Hydel Project is here and angling for Mahaseer (river carp) may be done.

How to reach?


Renukaji is connected by road. It is 315 km from Delhi. The nearest rail head is at Ambala (95 km) Dehradun (105km) and Chandigarh (95 km). The nearest airports are at Chandigarh and Dehradun. Taxis/buses are available for Renukaji at all places.


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