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Tourist Destinations

Shivratri Fair

The annual International Shivratri Fair held in Mandi town during the Hindu festival of Shivratri is a major attraction. The town comes alive with cultural performances, processions, and a lively fair.

Prashar Lake

Prashar Lake is a crystal clear water body situated about 50 km north of Mandi, with a three storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar. The lake is located at the height of 2730 m above sea level with deep blue waters and holds a saintly position there. Bounded by snow-topped peaks of Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley, the place looks down on the fast-flowing river Beas. The lake has a floating island in it, and its actual depth is unclear.
The lake is frozen in winters but dazzles throughout the remaining year.

Bhutnath Temple

The spirituality of this temple dates back to 1520s and is as old as the town itself. Located almost at the center of the town, the temple is devoted to Lord Shiva.
Pilgrims will find Nandi or Lord Shiva's bull facing the ornamental arch entrance to the complex. The Shivaratri festival celebrated in the month of March is a major event of this temple and town.

Pandoh Dam

Pandoh Dam is an embankment Dam that lies in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Constructed on Beas River, the primary purpose of Pandoh Dam is hydroelectric power generation. It was commissioned in 1977 and is located at a distance of 10 km from Manali. The man-made lake created by the dam draws a good number of people towards it. Vacationers travelling to Manali get a perfect location near the dam to click great pictures as the location is highly picturesque and full of lush greenery. If you want to see the view of the water flowing, you need to reach there at the right time. The sight of water being released is fantastic and is a treat for your eyes. Also, you can lay your eyes upon the lovely water birds into the greenish blue waters of the dam. Rafting is another favourite activity here, usually done in the lower bed.

Rewalsar Lake

Rewalsar Lake is also known as the Tso Pema Lotus Lake and is a mid-altitude lake located on a mountain spur in Mandi district, about 23 kilometres to the south of the town of Mandi. This mountain spur is protected by a variety of dense vegetation and plants, and the lake is particularly well known for its floating islands of reed. It is believed that all of these islands can be moved by prayer or breeze. The tranquillity and serenity that this place offers make it a popular tourist spot, and one of the most famous lakes in Himachal Pradesh that tourists should not miss out on.
This square-shaped lake has a shoreline of 735 kilometres and is located at an elevation of 1,360 metres above the sea level. The mixture of water, woodland and hills at this stunning lake here exemplify the wilderness of nature and are indeed a sight to behold. The unending sparkling beauty of the Rewalsar Lake and its surrounding are breathtaking.


Joginder Nagar is a town near Mandi known for its scenic beauty and the historic Jogindernagar Hydro Power Project. Barot is a beautiful village in Mandi where you can go camping, wildlife watching, trekking, and fishing. It is full of greenery of valleys, dense forests, river streams, and wildlife. Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary is in Barot and is the best place to spot black bears, Himalayan monal, and Himalayan goral. You can walk on the forest trails and experience first-hand the wildlife and tranquillity here. Uhl river which flows here is ideal for trout fishing.

Kamrunag Lake

Kamrunag Lake is a freshwater lake in Mandi where you can go trekking. A trek to Kamrunag Lake offers scenic views of the Dhauladhar range and the Kamrunag Temple is also near the lake. Devotees have so much faith in this lake that they offer coins and ornaments to the lake, and you can see these coins at the bottom of the lake.


Tattapani is one of the famous places which you can visit on your trip to Mandi. It is on the Sutlej river. Tattapani is famous for its hot water springs and river rafting. The hot water springs at Tattapani are believed to have healing properties and are best for relieving stress, joint pains, and skin diseases. Shiva’s cave is also famous in Tattapani. Tattapani is a place where you can do zorbing, paragliding, skiing, trekking, camping, river rafting, etc.

Kamlah Fort

On your trip to Mandi Himachal Pradesh, you can visit Kamlah Fort. Raja Suraj Sen built this fort in 1625 and was built in memory of a saint called Kamlah Baba. You can go trekking to this fort. The fort lies in the Sikandar Dhar mountain range, and a trek to this fort goes through lush green forests. The entrance to this fort is like that of a labyrinth. The breathtaking scenery that you can see from this fort is unbelievable.

Bhima Kali Temple

Bhima Kali Temple is another temple that you can visit in Mandi Himachal Pradesh. It was a divine incarnation of Durga and this temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhima Kali. Bhima Kali Temple is located on the Beas river and the temple has spectacular wooden carvings. There is a museum inside where there are images of Hindu gods and goddesses. Another famous thing about this temple is that locals strongly believe that this is the same place where Lord Krishna fought with the demon named Banasura.

Shikari Devi Temple

One of the many famous temples in Mandi Himachal Pradesh that you must visit is Shikari Devi Temple. The temple is dedicated to Shikari Devi, whose stone idol is inside the temple. You can view beautiful sunrise and sunset from this temple. Shikari Devi Temple is built on top of a hill. The walk to Shikari Devi Temple goes through deodar forests and mountainous landscapes. The temple was built by the Pandavas and it is also said that Sage Markandeya meditated here for many years.

Kamaksha Devi Temple

In Mandi, Kamaksha Devi Temple is a temple which is dedicated to an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Kamaksha Devi Temple is a must-visit temple in Mandi and also a sightseeing place in Mandi. Kamaksha Devi Temple is famous among devotees. The wooden architecture of this temple is very eye-catching. The temple is built in the Pagoda style of architecture.

Triloknath Temple

Mandi is famous for its temples and Triloknath Temple is one famous temple to visit in Mandi. Triloknath Temple is a Shiva temple that was built in 1520 by Sultan Devi, the wife of Raja Ajber Sen. There is a three-faced idol of Lord Shiva in the temple. The temple architecture is typical of North Indian temples. The intricate stone carvings and sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses on the walls are eye-catching. Triloknath Temple is a famous temple.