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Mandi
 

Mandi is almost the centre of Himachal, lying along the left bank of the river Beas in the foot hills of medium sized Shivalik ranges, Mandi at a height of 760 metres (2,495 ft) entails a rich heritage of culture, of both historical and theoligical significance. Comprising of the two erstwhile states of Mandi and suket, mandi derivesi name Mandi, or 'Market' from the Ladhakh traders who passed through it, on their way to Hoshiarpur. Here, in the days of yore, the pious rishi, Mandavaya, performed long and severe penance and practised unthinkable austerities on his body, on the right bank of the river Beas, near the present town, which, then took his name. Both stories indicate the age of the beautiful temple town, situated at the bottom of the valley, and with a hot climate, Surrounded by hills, clad in pines, there is a large plain which has grain fields and rochards, between Mandi and Sundernagar. Known for its temples, Mandi is the home of a number of beautiful carved stone edifices each with an elaborate shikhara, or spire, among them bhutnath, triloknath, Panchvaktra and Shyamakoli at Tarna hill. Also on the hill is a new temple dedicated to Tarna Devi, overlooking the valley and giving a panoramic view of the whole area. Near Mandi the Beas Valley is broad, but there are a number of strike vales such as those of uhl and Rana Khad. The area under fruit in Mandi is about 15 per cent of the total area under fruits in Himachal Pradesh. Mandi raw silk has acquired wide fame but the salt mines at Drang and Guma are the special features of the economy. With abundant deposit of salt and lime-stone, possibilities are being invetigated for the existence of magnasite coal and china-clay. A base for visitors to Kullu, Manali, Lahaul and Spiti, Dharamsala, Kangra, etc., it is approachable from Pathankot (215 Km or 132 mile), Chandigarh (202 or 125 miles) and Shimla (158 or 98 miles). From Mandi, the road, proceeding through the cool forests of aut, winds along the Beas, through the Mandi-Larji gorge for a distance of 40 Km (25 mile). Widening and narrow, on either side of the road are rock hill sides rising perpendicularly to more than 300 metres (1,000 ft). Emerging finally from the gorge "The Valley of Gods" opens out and ever mile up the river reveals the changing beauty of the region

Prime Attractions Of Mandi
Rewalsar
About 25 km from Mandi, 14 km from Ner Chownk is the Rewalsar lake, famous for its floating islands of reed. It is believed that all seven of them can be moved by prayer or breeze. There are three shrines here, a Buddhist Monastery, where elaborate rituals are performed, a Sikh Gurudwara and a Hindu Temple. It was from this place that the sage Padma Sambhava, a zealous teacher of Buddhism, left as a missionary to preach the doctrine of "the enlightened" in Tibet. Lying in a mountain hollow, the lake is held sacred to all three communities, boating facilities are available. Tourist inn maintained by HPTDC provide accomodation and Indian cuisine.

Prashar
This lake lies 40 k.m. north of B>Mandi, with a three storied pagoda like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar.

Sunder Nagar
Famous for its temples, 26 k.m. from B>Mandi towards Shimla and at a height of 1,174 metres on the raised edge of a fertile valley, the beautiful town of Sundernagar is known for its shady walks amidst towering trees. On top of a hill and visited by thousands of devotees every year, is the Sukhdev Vatika and temple of Mahamaya. The biggest hydro-electric project in all Asia, the Beas-Sutlej project, irrigating nearly one-fourth of the northern plains of India, has brought unprecedented prosperity to Sudernagar. The Beas-Sutlej link colony is the biggest colony in Himachal Pradesh.

Janjheli
At a distance of 67 k.m. from Mandi, Janjehli is a paradise for hikers, offering treks up to a height of 3,300 metres. After covering 32 k.m. by a motorable road up to Gohar and rest of the journey is on foot. In the midest of thick forest, forests (15 km from Gohar) is Bajahi. There is a beautiful and well furnished rest house to stay overnight, from here Janjehli is a scant 20 km away through bridle path.

Excrusions from Mandi
Rewalsar Lake

About 25 km from Mandi, and 14 km from Ner Chowk is the Revalsar Lake, famous for its floating islands of reed. It is maintaned that all seven of them can be moved by prayer or breeze. Here are three shrines - a Buddhist monastery, where elaborate rituals are performed, a sikh gurdwara and a Hindu temple. It was from this place that the Sage Padma Sambhava, a zealours teacher of Buddhism, left as a missionary to preach the doctrine of "The Enlightened" in Tibet. Lying in a mountain hollow, the lake is held sacred to all three communities boating facilities are available. Tourist Inn maintained by H.P Tourism provide acccomodating and Indian cuisine.

SUNDER NAGAR
Famous for its temples,26 k.m. from Mandi towards Shimla and at a height of 1,174 metres on the raised edge of a fertile valley, the beautiful town of Sundernagar is known for its shady walks amidst towering trees. On top of a hill and visited by thousands of devotees every year, is the Sukhdev Vatika and temple of Mahamaya.

How To Get There - Mandi
By Train: The nearest rail head is Jogindernagar which is 55 km from Mandi.

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar which is about 57 km from Mandi on Mandi-Kullu Highway.

By Road: It is well connected by road from Chandigarh, Shimla, Pathankot and Kullu. Regular buses, coaches and taxies play on these routes.

Climate - Mandi
In winter, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy wollens are required. Summer temperatures are mild and light woollens/cottons are recommended.

Best time to visit
The climate of Manali is very cold as it is located in the Himalayas and the snow line is not far from the place. The altitude of Manali gives it a climate, which is loved by one and all. The summers are cool and the winters prove to be very harsh. During the winters the snow line comes down and there is snowfall in the region and heavy woollen cloths are required. During the monsoon months due to heavy rainfall there are landslides, which hamper movement. The best time to visit Manali is May and October but one can visit this place during winters too.


 

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