Looking for a holy destination in Himachal? If so, Renuka Ji, which is regarded as one of the most visited tourist destinations of India, is just for you. Being perfect for the people of the religious nature, this breathtaking place is home to a number of points of interest.
Situated in the Sirmaur district in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh at an average altitude of 672 m (2,205 ft) above the sea level, Renuka Ji, which was named after Renuka Ji, an incarnation of Goddess Durga, the mother of Parashuram, and the wife of Rishi Jamadagni, is very famous as the holiest and wildlife spots of this mountainous state. This famous hill station, which is well connected by the way of road, is located at a distance of 123 km from Parwanoo.
Having its area of 4.028sq km, the entire region of the spot of Renuka Ji, which has been declared ‘Abhayaranya’, has been named ‘Renuka Sanctuary’. Having an abundance of flora and fauna, the Renuka Sanctuary, which is also referred to as the Renuka Reserve Forest, also offers its visitors the enjoyment of a Lion Safari, a large enclosure, directly adjacent to the Renuka Ji Mini Zoo. To observe the big cats from a close range, an armored van is the preferred means for this. The fauna of this sanctuary include Sambar, leopard, spotted deer, jackal, barking deer, hare, palm civet, Jungle cat, porcupine, black partridge, blue jay, hill crow, Drongo, scarlet mini vet, common coot, Bulbul, green pigeon.
Renuka Ji Lake
Previously called the ‘Ramsarovar’, the Renuka Ji Lake, which is located within the Renuka Sanctuary, is proud of being the largest natural lake in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. This charming holy lake, which has its circumference of about 3,214 m close to the ‘Parashuram Sarovar (Tal)’, the Renuka Ji Temple, and the Parashuram Temple, is suitable for its visitors for having unlimited fun of boating in it. During the visit of this breathtaking lake, you can take the fine glimpse of a large number of flowers of lotus. This holy lake has its shape of a sleeping woman.
Renuka Ji Fair
During the month of November each year, this spot enjoys the Renuka Ji Fair, beginning on the eve of Prabodhini Ekadashi and lasting for five days. This famous fair, which belongs to the international level, is flocked by thousands and thousands of people with religious nature.
Renuka Ji Mini Zoo
Boasting of being the oldest zoo in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, the Renuka Ji Mini Zoo, which was initially opened in 1957 A.D. with stray, rescued and deserted wild animals, is one of the tourist spots in Renuka Ji.
Overall, it can be undoubtedly said that Renuka Ji is a must visit during the tour of Himachal Pradesh. In case of being desirous to go to this breathtaking spot, you can book Himachal Tour Packages with ARV Holidays. All of these packages, which are available at reasonable prices, can also be customized according to the choice of the clients. So, now do not get late in thinking in vain and get immediately ready to take the enjoyment of the tour of this charming holy spot.