Rewalsar: Tucked away in wooded hills about 25 KM from Mandi, It is an important pilgrimage centre for Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs alike. Built around a lake held sacred by people of the three faiths, the innate beauty and tranquil surrounding of Rewalsar make it a must see Place. Dotted with lakes , the area above Rewalsar presents a commanding view of the mountain ranges.
It was from Rewalsar that the great buddhist master Padmasambhava had left for Tibet in the 7th century to propagate the faith. His spirit, it is said rest in the islands of floating reed on the lake. While walking around the lake, one can spot many buddhists fervently turning their prayer wheels.
It was here that Lomas Rishi had meditated on Lord Shiva who, pleased by his penance, gave him the floating islands as reward. Of the three Hindu temples in Rewalsar, one is dedicated to Lomas. Rewalsar also has three buddhist monasteries replete with imposing murals in the Indo-Tibetan style and a gurdwara, which was built in 1930 to commemorate the visit of Guru Gobind Singh , who stayed here for a month. The Sisu fair held in February-end or early March and the fastival of Baisakhi are the major tourist attractions.
How To Get Rewalsar:
Located 25 KM from Mandi,the nearest airport from Rewalsar is at Bhuntar(Kullu) 57KM.
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