Renukaji : a unspoiled Heavenly Destination

Renukaji : a unspoiled Heavenly Destination Tourism

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Rahul Gupta

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  • Rahul Gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 1 Review
  •  5998 readers

"Renukaji : a unspoiled Heavenly Destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 31, 2006
Renukaji Is near Nahan in Himachal Pradesh. Its a sacred lake named after Mother of God Parshuram, Renukaji.
The lake is quite calm and its a Wildlife area. Around lake leving the path is all wildlife.
In lake there are thousands of fishes to which the traveler can feed small pieces of flour. Also there are big torturoises in lake, a traveller can see and enjoy.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: I love sight-seeing where there is tranquality, peace and no commercialization. Shopping for local things that are hard to get in a developed city.

Activities & things to do: Activities are destination specific. Sometimes a quiet walk can be an activitiy, Sometimes exploring nearby places can be an activity and sometimes having local cusine at basic restaurant is activity to me.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Refer Air, rail and road guides and use net for availability; ask locals when there. Avoid unknown agents.
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Apurva Mehta

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  • Apurva Mehta
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  18492 readers

"Nice location but worth the all the travel?"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 30, 2006
We spent in all 9 days in Himachal, 5 in Manali and 4 in Shimla. Our most surviving memories I think will be the road distances we had to cover travelling from Delhi to Manali (600 km), then Manali to Shimla and finally Shimla to Delhi. To add to this, we flew to and fro Delhi from Mumbai (where we live) although the journeys by flights seemed fine. Manali is good, Shimla is barely okay, but the road journeys are a challenge.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Manali offers great views of the mountains and the clean, crisp air along with pine trees was the highlight (and the key reason to travel all this distance). The Roerich art gallery was a great experience. Shimla is a real tourist trap and can be easily avoided. Not much shopping in either cities excepts tacky curious.

Activities & things to do: River rafting near Manali (actually near Kulu) is worth the experience if you reasonably fit. Both Manali and Shimla offer scenic drives around the cities - to Solang in case of Manali and Chail in case of Shimla.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Getting to Manali is a real challenge. The closest major airport is Chandigarh from where Manali is about 8 hours drive, mostly on ghats (actually no need to fly to Chandigarh as the Delhi - Chandigarh highway is very good). Be prepared to motion sickness especially for kids.
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Samuel Arthur

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  • Samuel Arthur
  • 1 Review
  •  4214 readers

"Beas Kund- A trekking heaven in himalayas"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2006
This is most scenic place in himalayas as you can trek with ease and then choose to climb high to explore higher slopes and snow laden routes of himalayan peaks.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: I love this !!

Activities & things to do: I have done high trekking and camping besides climbing in this valley.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel to Manali-SOLANG VALLEY is further 18 kms from here. Hire taxi and reach SOLANG VALLEY. Look for a good hotel but better get advance booking. You have to find porters/ponies and mountain guide to reach BEAS KUND. Make sure that you carry TENTS,SLEEPING BAGS and ground mattresses.
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