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Mandi, Himachal Pradesh




Exploring some hill stations give experiences of a lifetime and leaves the tourist to think about its magnificence. Mandi is a small hill station, which is located on the banks of river Beas. The old name of this place was Mandav Nagar having panoramic views of Shivalik ranges. Located at a height of 760 meters, Mandi takes the tourists on a rollercoaster ride to enjoy splendid atmosphere the place. On visiting this place, one cannot just stay away from praising its splendor.

Mandi is famous for its beautifully carved temples that introduce to the unshakable faith of people in religion. This pious town showcases some of the most beautiful views of Himachal Pradesh. One feels that the soul has come to a peaceful state and the atmosphere is quite serene.


Climatic Conditions


In winters, one can experience chills going below zero, which requires heavy woolens. During summers, the temperature remains mild and it requires light woolens or cottons.



Best Time to Visit


Though the place has the climatic conditions that welcome tourists throughout the year. Still, the best time to enjoy peaceful holiday is between May and October.


Population


The total population of Mandi is 26,858, which includes 53 percent of males and 47 percent of females. This places has a mixed bag of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians. Its literacy rate of Mandi is 84 percent, which proves that education is given due importance.


Places of Interest:


The small town of Mandi is full of sightseeing places that give a royal feeling to the tourists on one side to peaceful getaways on the other side. This enables the visitors to get familiar with the place in their own way.


Markets


The visitors, who want to shop for something exclusive and colorful can enjoy their time at local markets of Mandi and Indira Square. One can pick from a wide range of woolens to various types of local handicrafts.

Indira Market Square


Getting Here


In order to enjoy holidays at Mandi, one can travel by train, air and road. The nearest railway station is Joginder Nagar (55 Km away); while the closest is Bhuntar (57 Km away). This place is well-connected from various states around India and numerous luxury buses are available for a comfortable journey.