The beautiful lake, the temple, lush forests, mountain valleys, friendly people – things that really savour Prashar atmosphere.
The beautiful Prashar Lake has been named after the sage Prashar who has mediated here. Located in the Mandi district at a height of 8,957ft, this lake is one of the most stunning water reservoir in Himachal Pradesh. Alongside the lake there is an old three storied pagoda shaped temple, built in 13th century, blends perfectly with the landscape. The site can be visited throughout the year except the rainy season which causes the landslides in the hilly areas. The lake remains frozen from Dec – March so can be visited to enjoy snow. During June 2nd week a three day festival is organized here.
So, why visit Prashar Lake? From someone who’s been there, here are 5 reasons to visit Prashar Lake.
No Crowd: This trip is a short weekend getaway, very much recommended to city dwellers who wish to go out on weekend with family or kids to some destination far away from crowd in the peaceful and awe inspiring mountain.
Beautiful landscape: The Lake itself is surrounded by the mighty Dhaladhars and gives magnificent views of the Dhauladhar, Pir Pinjal and Kinnaur ranges.
Beautiful Sunrise and Sunset: Enjoy the sunrise and sunset views
Because it’s relatively easy: This trek is a perfect weekend trek and one of the easy winter treks for beginners. The whole region covered with snow makes for an even more beautiful and serene experience.
Meditation: Meditation gets you in tune with the nature and your surroundings. The best way to do that is by being one with nature itself. You could be meditating on the banks of Prashar lakes, but the idea is to absorb the beauty and grandeur of nature.