Tourism The Renuka rests on the bank of this sacred and
breath taking beautiful lake. It commands a panoramic view of the lake
with just a road dividing its terraced gardens from the waters. The
original wing is in the colonial style and the recently constructed one
has all modern facilities.
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.
In winter, the climate is pleasant and
light woolens are suggested. Summer temperature are high and cottons are
wing rooms have wall to wall carpeting.
rooms are airy spacious, well furnished with attached baths and hot /
heaters provided in winters.
service, Laundry and Dry Cleaning arranged.
Restaurant serving Indian, Chinese and Himachali cuisine.
Tennis, Children's Park, Boating facilities.
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 the water. The gods restored her to
life and this lake is regarded to be her embodiment. There is a row of
temples along its banks, and a track encircles the water. Boats are
available on hire next to the hotel.
PARASHURAMA TAL AND RENUKA TEMPLE
(100M): At the base of the Renuka lake, this large pool is considered
to embrace Lord Parshurama, 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 Renukaji is here. Both
mother and son are reunited every year at a celebratory fair held in
JAMU PEAK (8 km): Above the lake is
the peak where Rishi Jamadagini is said to have meditated. A footpath
leads to the peak. There is a small temple and it offers an excellent
view of the lake and surrounding area.
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.