Nandikund, Rudranath

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Nandikund is a beautiful lake situated amidst lush green meadows and surrounded by snow-clad peaks. The lake is devoted to the Hindu Lord Shiva, and it is believed that His mount, Nandi Bull used to drink water from here. One of the main attractions of this lake is a corroded sword seen close to the lake. According to a popular belief, the sword belongs to the Pandavas, the royal warriors from the Indian epic, the Mahabharata. In the lake, tourists can also see the reflection of the Chaukhamba Peak. During summers, the water of the lake remains extremely cold. Moreover, the River Madhyamaheshwar Ganga emerges from this lake.

 

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