Mandi Tourism

Mandi Tourism

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Himachal Pradesh Tourism Destinations
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439 Ratings & 219 Reviews

Mandi Info

  • State: Himachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Mandi is a city located in the district of the same name in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on the banks of the river Beas. It is popular for being the main commercial centre of Himachal Pradesh. Earlier Mandi was named as Mandav Nagar after the Sage Mandav and there are several ancient temples here.  

There are about 300 temples here dedicated to Lord Shiva and Kali, out of which, around 81 temples are the oldest ones made of stone with intricate carvings. Some of the popular ancient temples located here are Panchvaktra Temple, Ardhnareshwar Temple and Triloknath Temple. All the monuments that are present inside the temples are under the authority of the Archaeological Survey of India.

The ancient temple of Bhootnath located here is one of the oldest temples that belong to the 1520s. Around thousands of pilgrims come here every year to visit Gurudwara Gobind Singh, which is named after the Guru who blessed this town years ago.

Other attractions here include the Sunken Garden, which is also known as the Ghantaghar. Around 25 kilometres from the region is the Lake of Rewalsar, which is a popular excursion spot.    

Other than the ancient temples, Mandi is popular for its festivals and fairs, among them Mahasivratri is the main festival as most of the temples here are dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Nalwar Mela held here is one such popular event.   

The geographical area of Mandi is covered with green forest cover, which includes pine and deodar forests and tea plantations. The climate of Mandi remains warm and pleasant in the months of April, May and June. The best time to visit Mandi is in between the months of March and October.  

The nearest airport is located in Bhuntar, which is about 59 kilometres from Mandi. There is no major airport near Mandi except for Delhi airport that is 460 kilometres away. Taxis are available from Bhuntar airport that connect Mandi easily.

The nearest railway station is located in Kiratpur, 125 kilometres from Mandi and is connected to other cities through Chandigarh. Mandi is connected by regular bus service, which includes private deluxe bus services that operate regularly.    

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Abhinav Saha

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  • Abhinav Saha
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"Full of adventures"

  • 6.0 / 7
  • Posted Oct 16, 2014
It is a must visit place in Himachal Pradesh. As this is on the way to Manali. So one could spend one night here. River view rooms hotel are amazing, you can get those in like visco resorts. Natural beauty is awesome. Sun rise view will attract you. Atmosphere early morning is super awesome.
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Prateek Gauba

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  • Prateek Gauba
  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 2 Reviews
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"A city of Temples"

  • 4.0 / 7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2014
Mandi is a unique city in itself. Going by its history, it was a place of trade between people of different regions. Mandi is an unusual location for such interaction to take place, yet it holds in itself a charm that distinguished it from other cities of Himachal. There are a lot of temples in Mandi, portraying ancient architectural styles. The temple mostly built along the banks of rivers offer calm to the pilgrims. The city is breathtakingly beautiful. In the background is the noise of the rivers, which renders a kind of peace most travellers would not have been used to.
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Rahul Sattavan

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  • Rahul Sattavan
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"Hard landslides and roads"

  • 5.0 / 7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2014
I went to Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) in July 2014 and stayed for 3 days. That was awesome 3 days because there were high-rise hilly mountains and helpful people but there were bad condition of roads and landslides problem. It would be great if you were travelling with taxi.
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Sachin Dubey

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  • Sachin Dubey
  • Lives in Kanpur
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"Amazing view from the watch house"

  • 5.0 / 7
  • Posted Aug 18, 2014
I visited Mandi during the month of October. I was a trip provide by Asian Paint. I Enjoy the place very much. At night we parked or car near the watch house and the view from there was amazing. In the morning it was raining heavily continue. the food over there was amazing. I could not spend much time there as it was my office trip, but i am planing another trip where i can spend time according to my will.
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  • Akhil
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  • Lives in Chandigarh
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"Mandi was awesome"

  • 3.5 / 7
  • Posted Jun 27, 2014
Mandi is a good place to visit. Its in between route to Kullu and Manali. We had a good time there. It was really an awesome experience.
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