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Renuka Lake
Location Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh
Coordinates 30°36′36″N 77°27′30″E / 30.61°N 77.45833°E / 30.61; 77.45833Coordinates: 30°36′36″N 77°27′30″E / 30.61°N 77.45833°E / 30.61; 77.45833
Lake type Low altitude lake
Basin countries India
Shore length1 3214 m
Surface elevation 672 m
References Himachal Pradesh Tourism Dep.
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Renuka lake is in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh in India and it is 672 m above the sea level. It is the largest lake in Himachal Pradesh, with a circumference of about 3214 m. This lake was named after the goddess Renuka. It is well connected by the road. Boating is available on the lake. A lion safari and a zoo are there at Renuka. It is the site of an annual fair held in November.



Lillies on Renuka Lake, Himachal Pradesh


The sanctuary is situated in Sirmour district in Himachal Pradesh. The sanctuary is well connected by the network of motorable roads. The total area of the sanctuary is about 4.028 km². The entire sanctuary consists of Renuka Reserve Forest and has been declared as Abhayaranya. An area of roughly about 3 km² that lies outside the sanctuary has been declared as a buffer belt.

The sanctuary falls in the biogeographical zone IV and biogeographical province IV as per the classification done by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII). According to forest types classification, the area falls under group 5B/C2, i.e., dry mixed deciduous forest and group 5/051, i.e., dry sal forest.


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