Mandi

Mandi

An Overview

Mandi on the banks of river Beas is studded with temples, hydro-electric power projects, and fascinating valleys. There are many treks in Mandi and the highest peak is Nagru. Mandi town is a major town and a municipal council in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated 153 kilometres north of state capital, Shimla in the north-west Himalayas at an average altitude of 850 metres (2,790 ft) and experiences pleasant summers and cold winters. The picturesque hill station of Mandi is shrouded in history and owes its name to the sage Mandava. Popularly known as the "Varanasi of the Hills" this colonial town is located on the banks of the rippling Beas River. People here follow an agrarian economy and cultivate rice, pulses, millets, tea, sesame seed, groundnut, sunflower oil and herbal products. This quintessential hill station with its quaint culture attracting tourists from all over the world. The notable tourist spots include the stunning Rewalsar Lake, the Prashar lake with its exotic pagodas and the hydroelectric plant at Jogindernagar. Twenty kilometers from here is Barot which has picturesque lake and hydel works and provides trout fishing nearby. 

Sundernagar which is built on the raised edge of fertile Balh Valley is a big draw for its Sukhdev Vatika, Mahamaya Temple, and Beas Sutlej Link Project. Janjehli, 67 kms from Mandi is a hikers paradise for its quiet treks . Adventure lovers can have a gala time exploring the innumerable trekking, fishing, skiing, camping, and golf and ice-skating options. Trekatribe offers Trekking and sightseeing in all parts of the district including Prashar Lake camping, Shikari Devi, Karsog valley, and Barot.

Quick Facts-

  • 31.653381- Latitude; 76.924667- Longitude
  • Altitude varying between 300 - 4020m
  • Highest Peak in Mandi - Nagru 4020 m
  • Population- 999777 (2011)
  • Area- 3950 sq. km
  • Rivers- Beas, Satluj
  • Literacy- 81.53%
  • Sex Ratio- 915

Treks in Mandi