ON THE WAY >MANDI
To Mandi is 460 Kms, Chandigarh To Mandi 220 Kms, Ambala To
Mandi 260 Kms Approx.
Mandi to Manali is 110 Kms Approx...
is one of the central districts of Himachal Pradesh
state in northern India. Mandi has both mythological
and historical significance and boasts of a unique
temple architecture. It is also referred to as Chhota
Kashi as there are many ancient temples in the city
and on the banks of river Beas. The river Beas flows
through the town and hills, which makes this town
more scenic. It has a serene ambiance though the
modern development has made its inroads here in
terms of infrastructural developments. The town
is an important commercial hub of the state. It
is a major transit route to Kullu-Manali and other
adjoining places from both NH-21 (Chandigarh-Manali
highway) and NH-20 (Pathankot-Mandi highway).
Getting There By Air
The closest airport from Mandi is Bhuntar,
which is around 59 kilometers away in Kulu district.
The closest railhead is in Kiratpur which
125 kilometers away from the town of Mandi.
Mandi is connected to Chandigarh by National
Highway 21. The distance between Mandi & Chandigarh
is 200 kilometers. Government buses are available
throughout the day to Chandigarh. It takes about
5–6 hours to commute to Chandigarh. Mandi
is also connected to Shimla, the capital of Himachal
Pradesh. The distance between Shimla & Mandi
is about 147 kilometers. The total time taken to
commute between Shimla & Mandi is about 5 hours.
to visit near Mandi :
Lake 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.
Prashar Lake lies 49 km north of Mandi, with a three storied
pagoda like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar.
Joginder Nagar The large hydro-electric
project in Joginder Nagar has an electric trolley takes
the visitor up the steep, rocky face of 2,500 metres-high
(8,202 ft) mountain and drops sharply on the other side
to Barot, where the reservoir is located. The railway
line goes up to the power station, the water rushing down
from the reservoir at Barot in the Uhl river through penstock
pipes going down nearly a thousand metres (3,280 ft).
For tourists who go up to Barot by the trolley, there
is a comfortable rest house of the Electricity department.
The roads extend beyond to Mandi and passes the Larji
gorge to the Kullu valley.
station is five kilometres from Jogindernagar
and next to it, is Machhial where fishing is not permitted
as it is considered a holy sacred spot, but it is a popular
as a feeding spot for fish.
25 km from joginder nagar very beautiful town,santan
datri ma simsa mata mandir situated in near lad-bharol,7
km from ladh-bharol,nageshwar mahadev coudh is also situated
in near bharol whre very strane gufa in near shiv mandir.
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