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Built on a slight rise, with a commanding view of both the lake and the valley below, Himachal Tourism runs Tourist Inn at Rewalsar. Its presence enables every visitor to truly savor the beauty and ambiance of this enchanting spot.

It is located on a mountain spur, and an hour`s drive from Mandi to reach this dark jewel like lake. With water, woodland and high hills, it presents a variety of natural beauty. The spot is sacred for Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs. Known to the Tibetans as Guru Rimpoche, the Precious Master, it was under Padmasambahava`s influence that Mahayana Buddhism spread over Tibet. There are islands of floating reed on Rewalsar lake and the spirit of Padmasabhava is said to reside in them. It is here that the sage Lomas did penance in devotion to Lord Shiva, and the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh also resided here for one month.

CLASS : Budget

ADDRESS : Tourist Inn, Rewalsar (H.P.) – 175001. Tel.: (01905) – 240252 Email :

ALTITUDE : 4460 Feet

Important distances from Rewalsar
  • Chandigarh to Rewalsar – 194 KM – 4 hours journey
  • Mandi to Rewalsar : 24 KM – 40 minute drive
  • Sundernagar to Rewalsar  : 25 KM – 40 minutes drive
  • Jogindernagar to Rewalsar  : 78 KM – 90- minutes drive
  • Kullu Airport to Rewalsar : 84 KM – 2 hours drive
  • Manali to Rewalsar: 131 KM – 3 and half hours drive
Facilities at Tourist Inn, Rewalsar
  • Restaurant, Drive in
  • Intercom, Parking, TV
  • Debit/Credit Cards accepted
  • Taxi on demand, Doctor on call
  • Public Washroom


Statue of Padmasambhava
This enormous, 12m-high statue of Padmasambhava, with his trademark fiercely staring eyes, wisps of moustache and beard and right hand in the warding-off-evil mudra (gesture), is a reknowned landmark of Rewalsar.
Padmasambhava Cave
High above Rewalsar Lake on the ridge, Padmasambhava is believed to be meditated here. One can get there on foot (about 1.5 KM uphill, taking about one hour, starting up the steps behind the big Padmasambhava statue) or by taxi or on one of the buses departing from Rewalsar bus stand
Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara
Built in 1930’s on the northeast side of the lake, it is the gold-domed Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara, a Sikh temple which is visited by large number of devotees.
Hindu Temples
On the west side of the lake is a group of smallish Hindu temples dedicated to Krishna, Lakshmi , Shiva and the sage Rishi Lomas.
Mini Zoo
The forest department maintains a small zoo at Rewalsar. Above Rewalsar, the ‘Seven Lakes’ are also of interest.



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