What to do in Renukaji
The place might not give the ideal image of a hill station with mall road, food joints lined up or various commercial activities. In disguise, it's the best part and makes for a perfect family outing. Here are some of the activities you might try:
Boating in Renuka Lake - The obvious tourist attraction and major source of income for locals; boating facilities are available starting around INR 250-300 for duration of 30 minutes (can be extended if not crowded). It provides ample time to enjoy the serene beauty and undoubtedly is one of the best boating experiences as compared to overtly touristy places. Along the way, varieties of fishes and aquatic life would accompany; however, feeding them in any way is strictly prohibited.
Temples - The banks of the lake lead to peaceful ashrams and beautiful temples (Gayatri temple and Parshuram temple being the most worshiped places).
Mini Zoo - In a close vicinity of 2 kms, a mini zoo has been constructed and managed by Himachal Pradesh State government. It is said to have Asiatic lions, spotted deer, lion tailed macaques, 'Nilgai' mithun, barking deer and Himalayan Black bears - a sure shot hit with the children.
Day hikes - Being surrounded by beautiful alpine forests; it is more than a beautiful hiking spot for nature and adventure lovers to explore at one's own leisurely pace.