Welcome to the erstwhile royal city of Himachal, Mandi
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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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Prashansa's 6 days trip to MandiIt was an overall great experience in Shimla and Manali. The only area of concern was the hotel provided in Shimla. Could have been better and similar to the one we got in Manali. As a whole, we loved the place and the co-ordination from travel triangle and the agent was pretty great. Thank you!
Sunilsharma's 6 days trip to MandiWe had a great trip of Manali. We stay in 2 hotels and both are good. Specially Hotel golden apple resort. Breakfast and dinner provide by hotel and its good. Cab driver was very good & experienced. They give proper time to us. Few things is disappointed me but there is small things. Overall my experience was good. Best memories of my trip was seeing snow and it was really an amazing experience for me and also went on the snow point where we were enjoyed alot.
Vijaymandoria's 4 days trip to MandiHi This Vijay...First I would thank to Zoom Himachal for the good experience… I booked my package with Zoom Himachal. And below are good and bad both experience with them … Good Experience is – Volvo Bus Delhi to Manali – Bus was very clean and the driver and their support person were very nice. Behaviors of both were very good. Driving was very good. Curtain and blanket was clean. Totally I can say the Zingbus service is very good. Hotel – Hotel Holiday Heaven was awesome. Hotel was very clean. Service was very good and staffs are polite and nice. One of the best things is food was awesome. The food taste was homely and this is Best option for people search for vegetarian food. Bad Experience is – Volvo Bus Delhi to Manali - Bus was drop me 5km away from the bus stand even the all road was clear. No snowfall was on the road. Cab – Cab was very dirty from inside. I said him next morning please clean the cab from inside..that he was saying..Sir thand bhut hai gadi saaf nhi kar sakta. Cab driver two times demand me extra charge for pickup and dropping to 5km ahead from bus stand because the bus drop me 5km away from the bus stand. Cab driver makes excuse that his destination is only from the bus stand and he is picking us from 5km away from the destination so he would charge me extra. First thing was he couldnot demand me any charge directly. He should contact with agent for related to like this any problem. We felt that the driver is the local person of Manali and he would guide us about Manali, but when we ask him something, he did not speak anything and used to ignore us. He used to stop the car while going for the site scene and did not tell that the destination has come and you go and enjoy. Only we used to ask him why the car stopped, then he told us that the destination now come. Volvo Bus Manali to Delhi – Agent changed my bus from Zingbus to Luxmi Travel and Luxmi bus was very smelly and we felt the dust has in air of Air conditioner and seat was so uncomfortable. Driver and one other support person were very rudely. Driving was not so good. Even the driver support person was sleeping in the bus at night.
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Raghu's 12 days trip to MandiOverall trip is very good, before confirming the quote need to check all the hotel & places to visiting to be mentioned in the quote will helpful Kufri & Manali trip
Seosandeep's 5 days trip to MandiBest winter trip for manali and shimla. Kufri is my memorable place
Sameer's 5 days trip to MandiMake sure you serve your customers in better way.. As they might be with huge expectations for their memorable trip. That can be hotel food or any other services. Suggest your customers about the weather conditions or good time to visit places forehand so that they can at least plan for their trip well. Thank You
Nishantojha's 3 days trip to MandiEvery thing was great especially the hotel staff. But i had an issue regarding the cab. The cab driver was less experienced i.e. He was unable to drive in slopy areas when snowfall was there.. Where as every other vehicles were easily going on that region. So bcz of that me and my wife had to walk alone on the slopy road which was fully covered with ice at night around 8 p.m. approximately 1.5km . And that too without any street lights. So this was the major fault from the cab side. Else was great and thank you Travel triangle for the lovely trip.
Smiji's 4 days trip to MandiFirst day was tough for us, as we do not have any contacts to contact. And the driver was also more scared for running the vehicle. Due to snow we could not reach hotel and we end up taking another hotel after paying extra money. The second day also the problem came for hotel. As the pipe got broke, we went and came back to the same hotel. From second day the trip remains good and the driver was also good.. which made our trip good. Definitely snow only.
Praveenfigreda's 6 days trip to MandiCollect all the information about hotel before customer going to stay bcoz there will be no confusion between hotel people and customer...collect all the facilities of the hotel according to the season...Give proper date and timings of the place so that people can go to all the places which will comes under package.... Thank you About history of the tajmahal and monuments Amazing to see the snow in manali
Tanmaygupta's 3 days trip to MandiMy experience was overall good but the bus facility was disappointed and also that not all points not visited becoz guide denied to go there.... It feels me so bad from asthetic himalayas.... Best memories of my trip was river rafting it was really an amazing experience for me and also went on the snow point where we were enjoyed alot...i really want to visit in manali again...
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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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