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Indira Market, Mandi


Mandi is centred on a sunken shopping complex called Indira Market, with terraced steps on the north side leading to the Raj Mahal Palace. The bus stand is 500m east of town across the Suketi Khad. Also known as Indira Market or Ghataghar, the Sunken garden is a recently developed shopping complex. It’s said that the King of Mandi killed his son and buried him here. The complex is well designed, outside it resembles an eastern pagoda style structure, having a clock tower as the major attraction in the garden. A mixture of lineage and location mean the Sunken Garden is regarded as the center of activities in the town of Mandi.

Prashar Lake, Mandi


Parasara is a Rigvedic Maharishi and author of many ancient Indian texts. Parasara (or Parashar) was the grandson of Vashista, the son of Sakti Mahar?i, and the father of Vyasa. There are several texts which give reference to Parasara as an author/speaker. Modern scholars believe that there were many individuals who used this name throughout time whereas others assert that the same Parasara taught these various texts and the time of writing them varied.

Janjehli Valley, Mandi


The Scenic Janjehli valley, 67 Km from Mandi, is a tranquil and calm place. The Beauty of which is enhanced by its lush surroundings and soothing greenery. The Valley can be used as the base for a variety of treks to places like Shikari Devi, Chindi, Karsag and Shoja. It is at a distance of 85 km from Mandi, Janjehli is one of the virgin tourist place, where tourists find serene beauty of nature. It is also a paradise for hikers, offering treks up to a height of 3,300 metres. After covering 32 km 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. The famous unique temple of Shikari Devi is about 15 km from Janjehli. In this valley tourists can also visit Kamrunag temple and sacred lake there.


Located on a mountain spur, an hour's drive from Mandi brings you to this jewel like lake. With water, woodland and high hills, it presents a variety of natural beauty and the spot is sacred for Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs. It was here that the great Indian teacher and tantric, Padmasabhava left for Tibet. Known to the Tibetans as Guru Rimpoche - the Precious Master. It was under Padmasambahava's influence that Mahayana Buddhism spread over Tibet. There are islands of floating reed on Rewalsar Lake and the spirit of Padmasabhava is said to reside in them. It is here that the sage Lomas did penance in devotion to Lord Shiva, and the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh also resided here for one month. ACCESS Rewalsar is 24 km by road from Mandi. Taxis and buses are available at Mandi.

Rewalsar Lake, Mandi


Barot is a picnic spot and tourist location in Mandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar and 66 km from Mandi. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi high ways and from Jogindernagar the distance is 40 km. It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 12 km. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located here.Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding centre from where fish are released into the Uhl. A 30 km section of the river is used for angling. Barot is situated 25 km off National Highway 20. The diversion to Barot is at a village, Ghatasani, 14 km from Joginder Nagar and 35 km from Mandi. This bye road passes through Jhatingri and Tikkan. From Tikkan, the road runs along the Uhl river till Barot. A major portion of this road is single lane, though not one way.

Barot Valley, Mandi

Places Of Interest

At opposite ends of the lake there are two Tibetans monasteries. The Bhutanese also have one.

This Gurudwara was built in 1930 by Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi. It commemorates Guru Gobind Singh's visit, when he sought to evolve a common strategy with the hill rulers against the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

At Rewalsar there are three Hindu temples. These are dedicated to the sage Lomas, Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva.

The forest department maintains a small zoo at Rewalsar. Above Rewalsar, Seven Lakes are also of interest.

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