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Prashar Lake

Kullu

14.5/5(6 Ratings)

Prashar Lake Overview

Ranked 4 of 21 sightseeing in Kullu
Prashar Lake is situated at a distance of 49 km from Mandi. This sacred beautiful lake is named after the great sage Prashar who is believed to have meditated in this region. Located at an elevation of 2730 m above sea level in a valley, this lake offers a 360 degree view of snow covered mountains. The depth of the lake is unknown but is considered to be very deep and has a floating island on it.
Prashar temple, an ancient temple dating back to the 13th century, is located close to the lake. Dedicated to sage Prashar, this three storied temple built in Pagoda style is one of the finest examples of hill architecture and is believed to be built using wood from a single tree. It has beautiful wood carvings and a roof made of slate tiles. The temple is reached by trek from Prashar Road.
A traditional fair is organized annually near the lake in the month of June. The water of Prashar Lake is considered to be pure; bathing and fishing are not allowed. The temple and lake is covered under snow during winters.
Trekking enthusiasts can also enjoy trekking to the snow covered mountains and valleys.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Reviews and Ratings

Smriti Das

Smriti Das5.0/5

221 reviews

Wonderful destination with excellent views

A trip was for four days from 12th March to 15th March, 2018 to Michal Pradesh which include the Prashar lake also in our itinerary to gain an adventurous experience. We started our journey on 13th March morning from Kullu to Prashar. The distance between Kullu to Prashar lake is 60 km and time took more than three hours to reach the destination as the road was not in good condition somewhere and somewhere the road was narrow. There was a picturesque views all along the journey up to Prashar lake. It is located at a height of 2730 m above the sea level. Prashar lake is surrounded by the majestic Dhauladhar Ranges. It is one of the most beautiful lake and scenic places with eye capturing valleys. The lake is surrounded by small hillocks. We walked 500 meters to reach the top and from there we got a first sight of the lake and the Prashar temple. The three-storied pagoda type temple is dedicated to Saint Prashar. The lake is protected by a fence so no one can enter there. There is a round shaped floating island inside the lake. The trip was memorable and very nice for us as it was just a break from the schedule and busy city life.

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  • Wonderful destination with excellent views
  • Wonderful destination with excellent views
  • Wonderful destination with excellent views
  • Wonderful destination with excellent views
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Smriti Das

Smriti Das5.0/5

221 reviews

Wonderful destination with excellent views

A trip was for four days from 12th March to 15th March, 2018 to Michal Pradesh which include the Prashar Lake also in our itinerary to gain an adventurous experience. We started our journey on 13th March morning from Kullu to Prashar. The distance between Kullu to Prashar lake is 60 km and time took more than three hours to reach the destination as the road was not in good condition somewhere and somewhere the road was narrow. There was a picturesque views all along the journey up to Prashar lake. It is located at a height of 2730 m above the sea level. Prashar lake is surrounded by the majestic Dhauladhar Ranges. It is one of the most beautiful lake and scenic places with eye capturing valleys. The lake is surrounded by small hillocks. We walked 500 meters to reach the top and from there we got a first sight of the lake and the Prashar temple. The three storied pagoda type temple is dedicated to Saint Prashar. The lake is protected by a fence so no one can enter there. There is a round shaped floating island inside the lake. The trip was memorable and very nice for us as it was just a break from the schedule and busy city life.

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  • Wonderful destination with excellent views
  • Wonderful destination with excellent views
  • Wonderful destination with excellent views
  • Wonderful destination with excellent views
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Parth Sabharwal

Parth Sabharwal5.0/5

368 reviews

A nice lake

This lake is around 44 kilometers from the mandi in himachal pradesh, it is very beautiful lake making a 360 degree diameter with surrounding of beautiful mountain, there is a prashar mandir also.

Nitin  Negi

Nitin Negi4.6/5

2 reviews

Beautiful and popular lake

Prashar Lake is a very one of popular and beautiful lake. The lake is frozen and the temple is buried in heavy snow, only top is visible. Its a very beautiful moment to see this and temple was fabulous. My family and me enjoyed a lot there, we cannot forget this moment spent there. In Prashar lake you feel heaven. Go definitely to enjoy and see Prashar lake.

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Prashar Lake, Kullu

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Smriti Das

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Prashar Lake, Kullu

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Smriti Das

Thre storied pagoda type temple of saint prashar
Prashar Lake, Kullu

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Smriti Das

Scenic view from the top
Prashar Lake, Kullu

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Smriti Das

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