Himanshu Gupta
Emaho (ay-mah-ho)It is an exclamation of joy, marvel, magnificence, wonder and realization.Tso Pema (so-pema)
Himanshu Gupta
My favourite destination is Emaho Cafe. It is a one stop shop for all your needs. One can sit here and enjoy various tea and coffee drinks. The cafe also sells items like incense sticks, herbal soaps & shampoos, oils, hand bags, post-cards, t-shirts as well as some traditional Tibetan clothing that is made of good quality cotton.The best part is the price here is fixed and all the proceedings directly go to the monastery funds or monks welfare.Best time to visitThough the lake holds high spirits throughout the year. The Sisu fair held in late February/early march, and the festival of Baisakhi are important events at Rewalsar.If lucky the lake can be seen wearing the white snow blanket during the winters.StayOne can find good number of cheap and medium range hotels and guest house.How to reachVia Air: The nearest airport at Bhuntar (Kullu) is 59 km.Via Rail:The broad-gauge railhead is at Pathankot at a distance of 210 km. From Pathankot the narrow gauge railway connects Joginder Nagar, 56 km from Mandi.Via Road: From Delhi one can drive directly to Mandi via Chandigarh and Bilaspur, the distance is around 450 km. The drive takes around 10 hours. Luxury / Volvo coaches from Delhi and Shimla bound for Kullu – Manali travel via Mandi.From Mandi one can go via Nerchowk or via Randhara. From Nerchowk one needs to hit the Nerchowk-Una State Highway – 32 and take a turn at Kalkhar and hit the MDR. A short five kilometer drive will land you in Rewalsar or so called Tso Pema where you are welcomed by a huge statue of Lord Padamsabhava at the entrance itself.May the peace and harmony of this place live long. EMAHO!