The first point of the triangle, Renuka is a stretch of water shaped like a sleeping woman. It is a lake in the outer.
Boating facility is made available by the HP Tourism Development Corporation. There is a tourist inn which provides reasonably priced accommodation. Here is a perfect year – around destination that beckons every traveller.
In winter, the climate is pleasant and medium woollens are suggested. Summer temperatures are high and cottons are recommended.
How To Get here :
By Road :
Renuka ji is connected by road. It is 335 km from Delhi.
By Rail :
The nearest rail heads are at Ambala (95 km), Dehradun (126 km) and Chandigarh (95 km).
By Air :
The nearest airports are at Chandigarh and Dehradun. Taxis/buses are available for Renukaji at all places.
Places In and Around Renukaji :
Renuka Lake :
Legend has it that when the evil Sahasarjuna killed the sage Jamadagini and tried to abduct his wife Renuka, she flung herself into these waters. The gods restored her to life and this lake is regarded by her embodiment. There is a row of temples along its banks, and a track encircles the waters. Boats are available on hire from the Hotel.
Parashurama Tal and Renuka temple :
At the base of Renuka lake, this large pool considered to embrace, Lord Parashurama, who wished to spend all eternity at his mother’s feet.Reportedly built overnight by an invading force of Gurkhas in early 19th century, the original temple of Renukji is here.Both mother and son are reunited every year at a celebratory fair held in November.
Jamu Peak :
Directly above the lake is this peak where rishi Jamdagini is said to have meditated. A footpath leads to this.There is a small temple and it offers an excellent view of the lake and surrounding area.
Mini Zoo :
2 km from Renukaji,One can boat across the lake or drive to this zoo.Which has Asiatic lions, spotted deer, lion tailed macaques, ‘nilgai’ ,’mithun’ , barking deer and Himalayan black bears.
Lion Safari :
Adjoining the zoo, an armoured van enters the large enclosure allowing for a close glimpse of the lions within.
5 km from Renukaji,the dam of the Giri hydel project is here and angling for Mahseer(river carp) may be done.