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Reasons to go to Mandi

1Heaven on earth
Heaven on earth

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. HolidayIQ reviewer Dinesh says, “Absolutely Mandi is truly called the bhoomi of devtas as after each and every turn alongside the road one can see a new temple.”

All the monuments that are present inside the temples are under the authority of the Archaeological Survey of India. HolidayIQ reviewer Durga says, “It is must visit town of Himachal, if you like less rush places. You can reach here only by bus. Buses are available from all leading town such as Chandigarh, Haridwar, Delhi Shimla etc.”

Must-see: Rewalsar LakeChindiMahunag TempleKamaksha Devi TempleMamleshwar Temple, Prashar Lake, Barot among others.

How to reach:

By Air: Bhuntar Airport at Kullu is the nearest airport, 60 km away. Cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Shimla, Dharamsala and Pathankot are well connected to Kullu by air.

By Train: Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station at a distance of 50 km.

By Road: Mandi has excellent road connectivity.


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2Explore The Historic Town Of Mandi
Explore The Historic Town Of Mandi

HolidayIQ traveller Prateek Gauba from Gurgaon shares, “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 distinguishes it from other cities of Himachal."

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3Leave Mcleodganj and head to the wild Mandi
Leave Mcleodganj and head to the wild Mandi

Mandi is a quaint hill station offering a unique mix of spirituality and adventure. 

What to do: Paragliding in the Valleys around Mandi, visiting the Shikari Devi National Park, the numerous scenic lakes around Mandi and the local market are a few things that are a must do. Exploring the Pangna Karsog is a unique experience.

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4Chindi sports acres of apple orchards
Chindi sports acres of apple orchards

"Many people would've visited Shimla, but few people venture out to this place which is about 100kms from Shimla on Shimla-Karsog Road," Rama Krishnan expresses himself on HolidayIQ. "There is Kamakhya mandir, Mamleshwar mandir, trek to Shikari Devi temple which is 18kms can also be done but depends on the weather."

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Reviews (13)

Smriti Das

Smriti Das4.3/5

375 reviews

A popular tourist place

Mandi is approximately 40 km distance from Barot valley and situated on the banks of the Beas river. 14th March, 2018, early morning, we traveled from Barot to Mandi. We stayed at Mandi for a night. Mandi is an attractive tourist place for its magnificent views of the snow clad mountains and has so many popular tourist spots around it such as Rewalsar lake, Shikara Devi temple, Barot valley, Karsog valley and many more. Best time to visit Mandi are the month of March to October. We really enjoyed this lovely place and the whole journey which is memorable one.

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  • A popular tourist place
  • A popular tourist place
  • A popular tourist place
  • A popular tourist place

Saket Vatsa

Saket Vatsa4.3/5

1 review

Mandi a pleasant place

Mandi usually a night stay for many travellers who use their own vehicle to travel from Delhi to Manali or to visit parashar lake Mandi is a place which is situated on the river bank of the beas river and the view and weather is awesome over here. Particularly there is not much to visit in town apart from river beas and Victoria bridge which is build by British and it looks awesome. Near by town you can visit paradhar lake(45km from town) one of the famous place to visit in himachal and rewalskar lake (25km from town) there are many old temples in Mandi which you can visit Famous food what like the most is known as bhaturu but in shops it is known as kachori. Famous market in town is indira market, you can buy authentic Kullu dress and woolen items from here. Its better to travel by govt bus or own vehicle.

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Mandi Overview

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.

Photos of Mandi

Prashar Lake, Mandi

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Divyank Mathur

Prashar Lake, Mandi
Prashar Lake, Mandi

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Aravindh Krishna

Prashar Lake surrounded with snow and mountains
Prashar Lake, Mandi

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Shiv Mahyavanshi

Water cascading down

There is so much to see in Mandi.

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