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Mandi district which was formerly known as Mandavya Nagar is one of the prominent districts of Himachal Pradesh. Mandi town is the district headquarters of the district of Mandi. It is known for various ancient temples and historical architecture which is yet to be explored by many Indians. People usually call it ‘Chota Kashi’ because of its significance and number of ancient temples in the city that too on the banks of Beas river. There is a lot to wander around the district of Mandi which comes in the way of Kullu and Manali. The lakes, architecture, temples and natural beauty are to name a few of the attractions of the place. Prashar lake is among the most famous lakes of the district.

Places to visit in Mandi

Rewalsar Lake

This place is quite a great place of spiritual significance. If you want to experience something enchanting then this is the kind of tourist attraction which you must absolutely give a chance to visit. Situated at a distance of around 25 km this place is quite well known for its seven floating islands.

Kamru Nag Lake

This is one of the most famous trekking paths which is situated at a height of around 3334 m. The Kamru Nag Lake lies on the Mandi-Karsog road which also serves as quite an attractive place specifically for the trekkers.

Bhima Kali Temple

This is quite a famous destination and has been dedicated to the Bhima Kali. Moreover, here you will also see a lot of statues of Gods and Goddesses. For the people who are spiritually inclined, this place is really an amazing option to consider and is worth visiting.

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Things to do in Mandi

Indira Shopping Complex

This is yet another great place to go shopping around. The district of Mandi is the Indira Shopping Complex and it has been carved around terraced steps and just make it the right Himalayan setting.


Janjheli is no less than a treat for the adventure buffs. There is no doubt in the fact that this place is quite an ideal option for activities like trekking.

Shikhari Devi Temple

The Shikhari Devi Temple is quite a great place to explore and discover the subtle nuances of the beauty of nature. Moreover, this is the kind of place which must be on your travel bucket list.

Events and festivals in & around Mandi

Nawala Festival

The Nawala Festival is more like the thanksgiving festival of this place. People generally celebrate this festival with great zeal and enthusiasm and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. And during this festival, the people celebrate by singing devotional songs the whole night in the praise of Lord Shiva.

Losar Festival

This festival is not just held in Mandi but is also celebrated with great fervour in the entire Himachal Pradesh. Moreover, it also includes the Tibetan Colonies which are situated in the Manali region of Shimla. Read more...

Best time to visit Mandi

The best time to visit Mandi is from the month of April to October. During these months, the weather is quite pleasant and is the perfect time to explore Mandi.  

How to reach Mandi?

The nearest railway stations are in Joginder Nagar and Shimla. By road, it is easily accessible through Chandigarh, Shimla, Pathankot, Delhi etc. The nearest airport is in Bhuntar at Kullu district which is around 50 km from the Mandi district.

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