Places To Visit In Mandi

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Here are the top 17 tourist attractions to see in Mandi:

1. Prashar Lake Trek

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17 km
from city center
1 out of 17
places to visit in Mandi

At a distance of 40 km from Mandi, this lake is a perfect site for experiencing pure nature and spiritual bliss. Surrounded by lush green land, verdant hills and clear blue water of the lake, one can witness a pagoda style three tiered temple by the lake.

2. Bhutnath temple

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from city center
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places to visit in Mandi

The spirituality of this temple dates back to 1520s and is as old as the town itself. Located almost at the center of the town, the temple is devoted to Lord Shiva.

3. Pandoh Dam

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13 km
from city center
3 out of 17
places to visit in Mandi

The Pandoh Dam is an embankment dam on the Beas River in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Under the Beas Project, the dam was completed in 1977 and its primary purpose is to generate hydroelectric power. Part of a run of the river power scheme, it diverts the waters of the Beas to the southwest through a 38 km long system of tunnels and channels. The water is used for power generation at the Dehar Power House before being discharged into the Sutlej River, connecting both rivers. The power house has an installed capacity of 990 MW. The project was completed in 1977.

4. Rewalsar Lake

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12 km
from city center
4 out of 17
places to visit in Mandi

Rewalsar Lake is a spot of high spiritual importance. Situated 25 km from Mandi, this place is well known for its seven floating islands. It is believed that an act of penance was held by Lomas Rishi here and Lord Shiva impressed by his devotion gave him seven floating islands as reward.

5. Sunder Nagar

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19 km
from city center
5 out of 17
places to visit in Mandi

Formerly a princely state known as Suket, Sunder Nagar is now a city and a municipal council in Mandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Located at a distance 24 kms from Mandi, in the south-west direction towards Shimla, Sunder Nagar is a blessed town when it comes to natural beauty. The waters of the Beas-Sutlej Project have given this place a beautiful man-made lake. The beautiful town of Sundernagar is also well-known for the shady walks amidst towering trees. The temples of Mahamaya and Sukhdev Vatika, located on the nearby hill are also the tourist attractions.

6. Tattapani

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50 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mandi

Tattapani literally meaning hot water is located on the banks of River Sutlej. Surrounded by panoramic view of hills, the place houses natural sulphur spring which is said to own curative properties to cure many ailments.

7. Kamru Nag Lake

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28 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mandi

A famous trekking path all around and situated at the height of 3334 m, Kamru Nag Lake lies on the Mandi-Karsog road and serves as arresting place for trekkers.

8. Trekking

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13 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mandi

One of the most off beat places in Himachal Pradesh, Prashar Lake is a crystal clear water body situated about 50 kms north of Mandi. Bounded by mighty Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley, the place is full of mystic charm. It's lush green valleys, interspersed with rivers and lakes offer one of the most picturesque and enjoyable trekking experiences.

9. Barot

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38 km
from city center
9 out of 17
places to visit in Mandi

Barot is a mesmerizingly beautiful village located in the serene valleys of Mandi District in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a new found tourist destination and is located about 67 kilometers away from Mandi. If you are a backpacker, this destination is perfect to backpack through for a day or so. The scenic landscapes are captivating, and the unpolluted air draws travelers from across the world for sightseeing and much more. The location is famous for its numerous trekking trails passing through the village and hence is a preferred trekking destination too.

10. Bhima Kali Temple

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2 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mandi

Bhima Kali Temple is one of the famous temples of the Mandi dedicated to Goddess Bhima Kali. Situated on the banks of River Beas, this temple also showcases different statues and idols of Gods and Goddesses in a museum.

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11. Kamlah Fort

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27 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mandi

Situated almost 80 km from Mandi city, this fort is stands proudly on Sikandar Dhar ranges. Built by Raja Suraj Sen in 1625, it stands hovering at a height of 4772 meters.

12. Shopping in Mandi

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Mandi is best known for its local handicrafts which also includes the silver jewelery. One can take back these handicrafts as a souvenir back home.

13. Indira Shopping Complex

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The central shopping district of Mandi is the Indira Shopping complex, which is carved around a flurry of terraced steps and a beauteous Himalayan setting.

14. Janjehli

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44 km
from city center
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places to visit in Mandi

A treat for adventure buffs, Janjehli is an ideal place for activities like trekking. With a trail up to 3300 m, this place is almost 67 km from Mandi.

15. Shikhari Devi Temple

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33 km
from city center
15 out of 17
places to visit in Mandi

Serenity is the first thing that comes to the mind with Shikhari Devi Temple. Located 15 km from Mandi, the trekking to this temple at a height of 3332 m above the sea level is quite exciting.

16. Chindi

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44 km
from city center
16 out of 17
places to visit in Mandi

Chindi is a small village that sits quietly in the lap of nature at 1850 mts in Himachal Pradesh. Packed with apple orchards and enormous pine and deodar forests, one can also find several small temples near the village. Located in the Karsog Valley, around 87 km from Shimla and 107 km from Mandi, Chindi is known primarily for different temples.

17. Fishing

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37 km
from city center
17 out of 17
places to visit in Mandi

Barot is a popular destination for fishing and angling.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Mandi?

Day 1- Check-in at the hotel. Visit Prashar lake, famous for its serene ambience and then walk around to enjoy the splendid views and try the delicious Himachali cuisine.
Day 2- Pay a visit to the famous Pandoh Dam set amidst the green hills of Mandi. Then, visit the ancient Triloknath temple which is close to Pandoh Dam. Visit the Bhoothnath temple and Bhimakali temple.
Day 3- Leave for Barot Just about 66 km from Mandi, Barot is a green and beautiful valley famous for its tranquillity and Shanan Hydel project.

How can I commute within Mandi?

The main source of transportation within the city is auto-rickshaws, private vehicles and buses. Travellers can also hire taxis or cab to commute from one place to another but it is far more convenient to find autos which are available 24X7.
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What are the top restaurants in Mandi?

The best places to eat in Mandi are The Landmark Restaurant, Kora Community Cafe, Topchen Restaurant, Cafe Treat, Moon Light Food Corner, Nilam Bhojanalaya. You can see all the places to eat in Mandi here

What are the top sightseeing places in Mandi?

The top sightseeing places in Mandi are Prashar Lake Trek, Bhutnath temple, Pandoh Dam, Rewalsar Lake, Sunder Nagar, Tattapani.
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