One of the unusual place in Himachal Pradesh, Prashar Lake is a gemstone clear water body located about 50 kms north of Mandi, with a three storied pagoda like temple devoted to the sage Prashar. The lake is situated at a elevation of 2730 m above sea level with bottomless blue waters, holds a good position there. Bounded by mighty Dhauladhar range in Kullu Valley, the place is full of spiritualist charm. It is bounded by snow-topped peaks, looks down on the fast graceful river Beas. The temple was built in the 13th century and its building comes under the light of a vague myth. The lake has a balanced island in it and its real depth is unclear.
It’s lush green valleys, intersperse with lakes and rivers offer one of the most charming and pleasant trekking experience. If you want to make various memories which are to be imprinted forever then visit Parashar Lake is a must. The lake is ice-covered in winters but dazzle all through the left over year. Other than its magnetic beauty the lake is well-known for its three-storied temple. It is nestle with tall cedar trees, forms a ideal location for a calming holiday, away from the hustle-bustle of the city. It is also called as the bird’s eye as when see from above it resemble the same.
Things to do near Prashar Lake
- Bhutnath temple
- Rewalsar Lake
- Pandoh Dam
- Sunder Nagar
Bhutnath Temple near Prashar Lake
Also called as Tso Pema Lotus Lake, it is a mid elevation lake situated on a mountain give confidence in Mandi. It is a four-sided shape wrought lake with a seashore of 735 km. The combination of forest, water and hills here show the wilds of nature. The lake has 3 Hindu temple of Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and Sage Lomas likewise.
Rewalsar Lake near Prashar Lake
Hidden in the hills 24 kms south-west of Mandi, the blessed lake of Rewalsar is respected by Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs. Tibetan Buddhists be acquainted with it as Tso-Pema and consider it was shaped when the “king of Mandi” try to burn living the appreciated Buddhist sage Padmasambhava, to stop his daughter Mandarava organization off with the long haired Tantric master. The lake’s 800m edge is enclosed by a compilation of mostly contemporary temples, monuments and monasteries, in which all three faith are represent. Despite the messy architectural hodge podge, the lake retain a spiritual atmosphere and it attract a stable flow of visitors for thought, prayer or just a daylight trip.
Best time to visit Prashar Lake
Winters (December to February) is a good time to visit if you enjoy snowstorm. The trek will be somewhat hard but will be absolutely worth it. Summer(mid-April to May)is a beautiful and green time to visit. You should avoid the monsoon season.
How to reach Prashar Lake
By Rail:Chandigarh serve as the closest railhead to Prashar Lake. From Chandigarh, the bus trip takes around 6 to 7 hours till Mandi. From there further than hire a jeep to Baggi Village.
By Road:It lies 45 km north from Mandi, could be reach via private taxis or buses. If you are preparating to travel by road and hitch a ride in a bus that is ply for Kullu and Manali, it goes through Mandi. The distance from Delhi to Mandi is 430 kms which is enclosed in approximately 10 to 12 hours. From there beyond hire a jeep to Baggi Village. A motorable road connect Baggi. However, one can take a bus to the nearest village called Baggi, further than which there are no buses.
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