Mandi: Amidst the clouds

The thought of standing in the town of snow-capped mountains, shimmering lakes, awe-inspiring temples and the rambunctious bazaar is so tempting. So let us take you to the land which holds all of it in a glance along with the magic of mesmerising landscapes – to the town called Mandi.

Location of Mandi

Also Known as ‘Varanasi of Hills’, Mandi is a mesmerising town in Himachal Pradesh. The town is located 153 km away from Shimla, at an average height of about 850 metres. The spiritually awakening city has 81 temples to provide solace to both mind and soul. Located on the bank of River Beas, the town has a remarkable range of religious sites devoted to various religious denominations.


How to reach Mandi?

A trip to this land is an absorbing journey through the culture and heritage of Himachal Pradesh and the town has a well-developed transportation system. One can easily reach here via given routes.

  • By air – The nearest airport is in Kullu, named Bhuntar airport. It is located at a distance of about 60 km from Mandi.
  • By rail – The nearest railhead is called Joginder Nath Railway station. It is about 50 km away from Mandi.
  • By road – The best thing about Mandi is that tourist buses, taxis and cabs are available from every part of Himachal Pradesh to reach here.

Best time to visit Mandi

Winters grace Mandi from the month of October till March. The maximum temperature is 22 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature is 4 degree Celsius.

Summers adore the town from April to September, with a maximum temperature of 28 degree Celsius while the minimum being 10 degree Celsius.

The best time to visit Mandi to cherish every sight is from March to November. During this time the weather is pleasant and the sky is clear.

Activities to do in Mandi

One can do a lot of different activities ranging from Trekking to camping, from river rafting to paragliding and much more. Let us explore a few of these adventures to accomplish on our trip to Mandi.

Camping in Barot Valley –

Looking for an adventure in the lap of nature? Then drop here with your near and dear ones to enjoy the night sky by their side. Camping in this splendid lush greenery, underneath the blanket of stars is an eternal joy.

Trekking to Prashar Lake –

Bet us, you won’t get a better trail to travel and the destination is just much more than just beautiful. The site offers a complete view of the awe-inspiring Dhauladhar Range.

Visit Shikari Devi Temple –

The essence of visiting this beautiful toen lies in its temples. More than 300 Hindu shrines adore the land of this town. The Shikari Devi Temple is considered to be situated on the highest peak in the entire Mandi district. Climb the 1000 stairs to reach the top of the temple and seek the blessings of the ‘hunter goddess.’

There are numerous other attractions in Mandi like the vibrant and colourful Sunken Garden, soulful Bir Monastery, lively Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary among others. So grab your bag and hurry up towards to adventures of life……

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