Last week I shared an engaging post about the offbeat treasure near Delhi – Renukaji, The Blessed Waters and Heavenly Charm
In continuation with the topic, here’s how you can plan your day at Renukaji, the activities you can do and get the most out of it 🙂
- The most popular one – Boating : Boating at Renukaji is loads of fun, the colorful boats and serene waters are so inviting! It costs just INR 250/- and the last entry is at around 5 pm. You can enjoy the scenic beauty, can actually see fishes and black turtles too in the water. The kids love it.
2. Renuka Mataji Temple and the Parshuram Tal : The Temple is located at the base of the Renuka Lake. It is believed that Renukaji is the birthplace of ‘Lord Parshuram’, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Parshuram was born to Maharishi Jamdagni and his wife Renukaji. Their prayers were answered by Lord Shiva and they both were rewarded for devoted meditation. The locals believe that the lake (and region around) is blessed by Renukaji and her spirit. The place is highly revered by the devotees.
3. Take a Nature Walk around the Renuka Lake : This one is my favorite , start early and embark on the Nature Walk around the Lake, you can combine this with visit to the Zoo. The timings are 9.00 am but you can go before that as well, we chose to start at 7.30 am. The morning walk amidst lush greens was refreshing and infused new energy in us.
4. Observing the Animals : After all it’s a Zoo, though I’m not a big fan of Zoo, I don’t like animals being restricted in an exhibit but yes since it’s collided with the Nature Park and morning walk we did some animal spotting too. Aayansh found it joyful, for his age he has special fondness for all animals including reptiles!
5. Feeding the Fishes and Black Turtle : The number of fishes in this Lake is just incredible! There are fishes pretty much everywhere and feeding them and the Indian Black Turtle is one of the favorite activities of people visiting the place. You can spot fishes and turtles while boating too. The turtles are quite big, even the fishes too.
6. Swimming at the Lake : There is a dedicated area for this but people usually go beyond the marked area too. Since it’s a freshwater Lake the water is sweet but it is quite green and not very clear. Moreover if you are comfortable sharing a bath with Fishes you’ll sure enjoy the dip.
7. Suketi Fossil Park : The Suketi Fossil Park is located on the bank of Markanda River around 21kms from Nahan. Located on upper and middle Shiwaliks, the park at present has six sets of life-size models of Stegodonganesa (extinct grand elephant) Sivatherium, Hexaprotodon-Sivalensis (hippopotamus with six incisors), Colosschelys Atlas (giant land tortoise and chelonian), Paramachaerdus (Sabre Toothed tiger) and Crocodilia the animals which once thrived in the region.
This is how Aayansh finished the walk. 🙂 🙂