Rewalsar Lake is located at an altitude of 1360 meters in the district of Mandi and 24 kms from the Mandi town. The Lake has almost taken a square shape with a shoreline of 735 meters. Lake Rewalsar is surrounded by the dense vegetation and mountains.
It is one of the most famous sacred spots for Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs as it is largely associated with serpent worshipping. People still believe that the water flows underground from Rewalsar to Nagalcala (located 10 km from the Mandi). Almost every Hindu believes that lake was located here due to 'Lomas Rishi', who held his penance, for Lord Shiva. Lomas Rishi got seven floating islands as a reward from lord Shiva.
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There are many temples in Rewalsar which are worth a visit. Apart from the temples and the Lake in Rewalsar, a small zoo (near the lake) is famous because of it confines variety of animals. A Lake Kunt Bhyog lies at an altitude of 1750 meters constitutes six other Lakes of mythology. These lakes are also associated with the famous events in Mahabharata-i.e. shrewd escape of Pandavs from burning palace of wax.
There are many facilities for accommodation in and around Mandi. For instance, HPTDC Rewalsar hotel rests houses and private hostels are around the lake.