Renuka Lake is situated in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh and is considered to be the largest natural lake reservoir in Himachal Pradesh. With a circumference of 1214 meters, this lake is named after the deity Renuka , who happens to be Prashuram's mother in Hindu folklore mythology.
Renuka Lake takes the shape of a reclining woman. Pilgrims from all part of India gather here to light lamps in the holy water of the lake. A smaller lake lies at the foot of the main lake. The Lake is bounded by an Alpine valley on all sides.
A quaint temple dedicated to Renuka lies at some distance away from the Renuka Lake. This ancient temple is believed to be a specimen of the eighteenth century. Every year in November an annual fair is held with pomp and gaiety. If you are adventurous you can always try out boating in the lake. There is a mini zoo and a lion sanctuary situated close by the Renuka Lake.
Accommodations are available in Dadahu (2 kms from Renuka Lake). You can reach Renuka Lake through Parwanoo which lies at a distance of 120 kilometers from the destined place.