Mandi:- The beautiful town of Mandi is located at the banks of Beas. Mandi is famous for its 81 old stone temples and their immense scope of fine carving. It is also known as “Choti Kashi”. The place is adorned with captivating landscapes and temples. Weather in mandi is generally comfortable which is enclosed with warmth and chill throughout the year. Mandi is famous for its Parashar lake trek, Bhuthnath temple, pandoh dam, tattapani, and kamru nag lake. Visit some unique and off-route places in Himachal’s Mandi. You can indulge yourself in a plethora of experiences in this place. Here are some of the top places to visit and do while you are in Mandi.
Best time to visit:-
March to May (in summers)
October to November (in winters)
Mandi is 760 m above from the sea level.
Climate and temperature:-
Mandi experiences a mild stroke of heat during the day and cool breezes during night.
Summers are delightful in Mandi as the temperature does not go above 20-degree Celcius.
In winters, the temperature ranges from 20 to 3-degree Celcius, thus leading cool breezes
Things to do
Prashar Lake: One of the must-do while you are in Mandi. The trekking to Prashar Lake. You will have to walk through small villages and forests to reach the destination, where the Dhauladhar range encircles the lake, and you will get a 180-degree majestic view of the place.
Bir Monastery: Rejuvenate your mind and soul at this Tibetan monastery, where you can get a close glimpse of the Tibetan culture and the mesmerizing statues of Lord Buddha.
Barot Valley: Want to experience how it feels like to see a clear sky dazzling with stars and also see the milky way? Camp at the Barot valley and enjoy the bliss you have never experienced before.
Shikari Devi Temple: There is a mystical aura about this roofless temple. Reaching the peak of the temple is quite a challenge as you have to climb 1000 steps. The temple is situated at the highest peak of Mandi, and upon reaching the top, you will have a view of the place that will leave you amazed.
Sunken Garden: A 500 years old garden that is thriving with intriguing stories that you can hear from the locals. The sight of dazzling flowers and lush green lawns is a novelty to the eyes. Also, you can visit the garden anytime since it is open 24 hours.
Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary: Located at the banks of Uhl River, you can see rare animals like Himalayan Black bear, Himalayan Goral, Monal, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, and Golden Eagle in their natural habitat.
Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery: Learn about the culture, tradition, and history of the place visually with vibrant photos of Himachal Pradesh and its people.
Rewalsar Lake: If you are in Himachal during the Baishakhi festival, visit Mandi and Rewalsar Lake. This natural lake is a floating island of reed and is only 23 km from the city of Mandi. The stunning view of the place makes it a popular tourist attraction.
Bhima Kali Temple: Even if you are not a believer, just for the temple’s architecture, the wooden carvings, and the wonderful museum inside, you should visit this place. Bhima Kali is an incarnation of Goddess Durga and is one of the locals’ most visited places.
Kamrunag Lake: A delight for nature lovers offers a unique trekking trail with a majestic view. It also has a legend, where the locals believe the bed of the lake has some hidden and unknown treasures.
Pandoh Dam: Enjoy the river gushing on this dam built n Beas River. Along the lower beds of the river, you can also indulge in some river rafting.
Kamlah Fort: Build during the 17th century, stands at a hovering height of 4772 meters is an impressive place to visit that offers a unique view of the place from the top.
Some honorary mentions
• Mandi Market
• Topchen Restaurant
• Hotel Raj Mahal Palace
• Indira Shopping Complex
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