Called the confluence of religions, for its importance to both Buddhism and Sikhism, the town of Rewalsar is built around the deep green waters of its lake. Cradled by mountains, the lake has inspired legends such as that of Padmasambhava - the tantric guru who took one stream of Buddhism to Tibet. A local princess is said to have fallen in love with him but her father angered by her love for a mere ascetic, condemned them to burn in a fire that raged for days. However, when the fire eventually burnt out, what was left behind was not ashes but the tranquil waters of the lake.

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