Welcome to the erstwhile royal city of Himachal, Mandi
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Best time to visit
Apr - Oct
Ideal for families
Ideal for friends
About Mandi Attractions
Renowned for its historic significance, spiritual acceptance and panoramic landscapes Mandi is a suitable destination for every kind of traveler. Spread out along the bank of River Beas Mandi has now become a commercial hub. Many neighboring cities refer the place as ‘Choti Kashi’ or a ‘Varanasi Of Hills’. It is referred so because Mandi houses 81 ancient Shaivite temples which are crafted beautifully by stones. Apart from its historical significance the place also has many attractions which tourists seem to admire and appreciate. The site wears a traditional outlook and treasures archaic traditions, therefore Mandi is considered as the cultural capital of the state. Apart from this, there are various spots for trekking and hangout places near the famous lakes which are generally occupied by the youngsters. Moreover, if you are interested in cultural shopping then there are various markets and local shops in Mandi that offer quality products. Trip to Mandi promises you a complete box of extravaganza where you can witness the soothing lakes, beautiful panoramas, visit religious temples and adore the traditionally preserved and followed cultures around.
Mandi tourism offers a view of majorly all the famous lakes in Mandi, trekking spots and a visit to all the crucially famous temples of Mandi. Tourism in Mandi offers many trekking places, a guided tour to the whole area of Prashar which is practically a paradise for nature lovers. Even the hill stations in Mandi are all included in the tourism offers. As a whole, the tourism of Mandi offers a glance at all the famous places, things, and activities that are housed at this Cultural capital.
The natives of Mandi usually use Mandyali to communicate on a daily basis. Other languages such as Hindi, English and Punjabi are common and usually spoken by the people involved in Mandi tourism.
Clothing in Mandi
During summers the Mandyalis prefer wearing cotton cloths as the place gets a bit warm and to survive through the heat strokes cotton clothing is majorly worn by the natives. However in winters the place usually becomes very cold so heavy woollens are used and sold in and around the place. If you consider traversing the place during winters then it is suggested you must pack warm woollens to keep yourself safe from the chilly vibes around.
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Places To Visit In Mandi
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Chindi In Mandi
Away from the regular hassle of city life is a small village near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh which is known as Chindi. It is a place that is a true paradise for travelers and sits quietly in nature’s embrace. It is a perfect tourist destination for those who seek a pause from the daily rituals and busy schedules. Also known ...
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Jibhi Waterfall in Mandi
A panoramic, magical and wondrous village in the old Himalayan region, Jibhi is situated on the banks of the sparkling Tirthan river. The fine architecture and beautiful views that the village has an offer for its visitors are remarkably flawless. The houses in this old village are built of stone and wood, with a large numb...
Kamrunag Temple In Mandi
The word ‘Kamrunag’ itself means the Lord of Rain. Located at a village named Kamrah in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, the Kamrunag temple stands in the middle of thick, green forests. Devotees from all over the country come here in large numbers to visit the temple premises and the mysterious Kamrunag lake. The temple boasts of ...
Rewalsar Lake In Mandi
Titled as the Tso Pema Lotus Lake, the well known Rewalsar Lake is situated on a mountain spur in Mandi. Surrounded by dense meadows, beautiful greenery and dense forests. The Rewalsar Lake Mandi is treasured with utter tranquility and serene aura. Due to its breathtaking views and mind-blowing panoramas, the place is a pop...
Shikari Devi Temple In Mandi
Leveled at the height of 2850 meters, Shikari Devi Temple is a roofless Hindu temple which is situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The pathway leading to the temple is a paradise for nature lovers because of the medicinal herbs and beautiful flowers that are rooted to welcome you on your way. Also famous as Shikari Ma...
Things To Do In Mandi
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Jalori Pass In Mandi
The Jalori Pass in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh lies amidst the northern Himalayas between Kullu and Shimla. It is a beautiful trekking pass, surrounded with dazzling flowers, and snow all around. The Jalori pass height is 10,800 feet above sea level and is a popular trekking destination. You can enjoy this trekking spot to the ...
Prashar Lake In Mandi
Prashar Lake in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh lies amid the Dhauladhar ranges of Kullu. Situated above 2730 m from the sea level, it is mostly frozen during the winter season. The months from April to July and September to November are the optimal time to visit this lake as the water is crystal clear and it looks absolutely stunn...
Travel to Mandi
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Mandi does not maintain any personal airport. The closest airfield to Mandi is the Bhuntar airport which is situated in Kullu. This airport is considered to be a challenging airport for airmen to land safely their planes as the only runway is situated in a valley which is environed by the peaks. Bhuntar airport is connected to Chandigarh and Delhi so passengers traveling from these two places can easily visit Mandi. Once you reach Bhuntar Airport, you can book yourself a cab, uber or any taxi and head towards Mandi. Other transports like buses and auto-rickshaws are used by many tourists to get in and out of Mandi from the Bhuntar Airport.
If you don’t prefer taking the road route then the train is the next best alternative for you. However, Mandi has no railway station of its own and the nearest railway house is situated in Joginder Nagar which is nearly 55 km away from Mandi. Currently, there are two trains that take a halt at this station. Further planning is being done to extend the Kangra Valley Railway to Mandi and finally correlate it with a new Bilaspur-Mandi-Leh railway track.
Mandi by road is one of the most suitable options when a question like how to reach Mandi comes in mind. The roads of major cities like Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana are all well connected to the city of Mandi. Regular HRTC buses are majorly observed on the connecting roads of Mandi and Delhi. If you adore natural hues and enchanting dusks then it is suggested you must consider going to Mandi by road. Chandigarh to Mandi distance is approximately 5 hours and Shimla to Mandi distance too isn’t much, many holidaymakers prefer taking the road route to reach Mandi as the journey between is beautiful and considered safe.
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Suprabh's 5 days trip to MandiIt was the memorable trip to manali. I really enjoyed a lot there. The environment in manali was really awesome.
Nigel's 3 days trip to MandiThe whole experience was great. We chose one of the two vendors offered to us by Travel triangle based on the pricing and the package. The hotel we selected had a beautiful view of the river and snow clad mountains. The trip was well organised and we had a great time in Manali Climbing up through the snow mountains of Solang valley was the best memory of the trip
Ritika's 4 days trip to MandiPooja travel agent planned everything as per need, she was very helpful throughout and our trip was good. We enjoyed a lot... The only issue issue was driver assigned on the trip wasn't aware of locations as was dependable on google map but on hill station we always have network issue so we faced issue with locating the location.
Akpndy's 3 days trip to MandiNot a professional agency. Driver was really good. Stay was below average. Power failure occurs many times
Vinayries's 8 days trip to MandiHotel mount view booking was mismanaged and we are not happy with that. Overall good
Nitin's 6 days trip to MandiIt was very nice experience by booking tour through Travel Triangle. TT assured me perfect quality and trouble free tour. We have family tour of HimaChal of 8 days and 7 nights and got 3 star hotels at all 4 locations Shukla, Manali, Dharma shala and Dalhousie in reasonable price. All hotels rooms and services were of good quality except of hotel vijay palace Dharma shala. Food quality was also awesome at all hotels. Driver and vehicle provided for tour was also good. We all enjoyed our tour . We got snowfall at Kufri Shimla which was memorable experience for all of us.
Naveena's 3 days trip to MandiBetter not to book with this travel agency. Travel agent Dheeraj was only helpful with the travel plan and bookings. But when we needed help, he turned his back on us. Travel agency did not take much care in booking the right drive at all. Driver was not at all aware of our itinerary or cared to listen to us. And when he was asked to pick us up at a point, he straight away rejected though the distance he has to travel back was just 3kms. We explained this situation to Dheeraj for help, but was useless. Funny part is the driver dropped us in that location few hours back and it was so hard to explain this to the driver or Dheeraj. Even locals tried to help us explain this to the driver, but stopped after hearing driver's rant. At a point, we were stuck on the road in cold weather and helpless as we can't explain to driver and Dheeraj was rude. He doesn't know how to deliver client's feedback to the driver at all. Driver argued with us for 30mins after picking up and didn't respect us at all for the feedback. On the last day, we tried to give 200rs for the driver as he had to travel back 3 times to pick us up the other day and for the fuel he had to use. He didn't accept the money saying he need minimum 500rs or doesn't need at all. Then also he was rude and didn't behave well. Finally our trip was a disaster because of this agency's planning and execution. Only good thing was the hotel and it's food and staff.
Jashobanta's 4 days trip to MandiGreat time in manali, Superb hotel & it's food & hospitality.
Rameshs's 6 days trip to MandiWe enjoyed the trip a lot. Full of fun , the best sightseeing n wonderful nature seen n captured by my eyes n camera the beautiful memories. The bad thing about hotel is they dindnt serve the welcome drink both in shimla as well as manali. And it's dosent fill good to ask the welcome drink by the guest since we have paid they should serve at the time of check in. The memories is the Hamta pass we enjoyes the snow n sikking . When someone visit this place pls try the magiee in hamta pass it's very tasty
Tanvi's 6 days trip to MandiWe had booked our manali shimla trip from Pooja sharma from travel traingle ,the trip was so well planned with all the requirements taken into consideration. Initially we were dicecy about booking it online but it is absolutely safe to book from them. They provide you a trip according to your checklists
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FAQ's of Mandi
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Mandi is an erstwhile princely state that is now an integral part of Himachal Pradesh. This rapidly growing city in the hilly state, famously houses the most prestigious technical institute of the country, The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). It is also well known among travellers for the annual International Mandi Shivaratri Fair which is flocked by a number of visitors every year.
Aptly called Mandi which means marketplace in Hindi, is a great place in Himachal to buy local artefacts of the state which includes handicrafts, handmade pottery, handloom garments and also silver jewelry. Make sure to also check out the pahari woodwork of the local artisans in little stalls here. You can also find a lot of Tibetan items here in Mandi including home decor and other items.
Mandi is a great place in Himachal to get a taste of the local flavours. There are a numerous food joints and restaurants where you can go to have some authentic pahari cuisines. Other than that most restaurants here serve north Indian and chinese delicacies.
Mandi is not one of the coldest places in Himachal being a more urban locality than the other more remote areas. However, the hilly environs do allow the town to boast of a minimum of 8 degree celsius during winters.
Mandi is a great place in Himachal to begin your journey in the hilly state, so there are a lot of accommodation options here. You can find a lot of high end 3 & 4 star hotels like the Regent Palms hotel & The Raj Mahal Palace. But if you wish to go for budget options you can stay in cozy homestay, a guest house or a hostel which are also available here.
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