Mandi is also named as ‘Varanasi of Hills’, or ‘Choti Kashi’ as the town has as many as 81 temples spread across its area. This town is fully covered with a thick green cover of pine and deodar trees. Mandi is rich in culture and tradition. The people of Mandi are called ‘Mandyalis’. Mandi also displays some old places and temples that took us to the 5th century AD. It is a gateway to some famous valleys such as Kullu, Manali, Lahul and spiti. Mandi has a proper itinerary (A detailed plan of journey) which never fails to enchant its visitors. The Himachal Pradesh Darshan Photo Gallery is located in Mandi, which contains a beautiful collection of art shows the traditions and lifestyle of the state. The town is famous for its week-long International Mandi Shivaratri fair, held in March every year which attracts a lot of footfall.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Mandi has both summer and winter weather. Summers are warm adequate for wearing cotton clothes while winters are cold with the temperature having around freezing point. Heavy woollens are suggested during winters. However, the weather from April till October is perfect for holiday makers.
Prashar lake has a crystal clear water bodies and one of the tourist centre of himachal pradesh. It is surrounded by snow-topped peaks and looks down on the fast flowing river Beas. Its lush green valleys, interspersed with rivers and lakes offer one of the most scenic and enjoyable trekking experiences.
Pandoh Dam is an embankment Dam that lies in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Constructed on Beas River, the primary purpose of Pandoh Dam is hydroelectric power generation. Here rafating is one of the best activities you can do here. Ifyou want to see the view of the water flowing, you need to reach there at the right time.
Beauty of barot alley will mesmerizing you by its beauty. Most of the area is covered with the forest by deodar and oak trees.The location is famous for its numerous trekking trails passing through the village and hence is a preferred trekking destination too.
Sunder Nagar was formerly a Princely state known as Suket. The fascinating beauty of this small town is embraced by the man-made lake produced by the waters of Beas-Sutlej Project. It is known for its shady and high towering trees. The green beauty is perfect for a winter as well as summer get away. It might be a small town but visiting here will surely sooth your mind and soul. The temples represent the rich culture of the area; the most visited being Mahamaya Temple. The place is quite peaceful and has a good number of locations ushering scenic beauty.