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Prashar Lake

Sage Prashar is the reason Prashar Lake got its name ages ago. One visits this quintessential lake will be unknowingly directed to oblivion and for sure the serenity will let every visitor linger for more. Located in Mandi village, Himachal Pradesh, the iconic attraction apart from the lake is the three stories pagoda like temple structure near the lake. 2730 meters above the lake seats amidst the rejuvenating sets of nature’s miracles including the snow-clad peaks in the backdrop and River Beas flowing so fast through the valley down. One can get access to the lake through Drang. The age of temple lengthens back to 13th century and the lake has one more surprise within it that is a floating island. Though visitors are seen in plenty over here, no one could accurately fathom the depth the lake goes into, till date.
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Parashar Lake

Why to visit in winters – The Lake has a unique sight during winters and this is the only reason you have to make a visit to Parashar Lake this winter, this hidden gem of Himachal is great to be explored during winter season.

What to do – Visit the Devnal temple, Prashar Lake, Trokada mata Mandir, Trilonkanth temple

What to see – Temple hopping (lots of temples to hop), Panchvaktra temple and Arya samaj Mandir are worth seeing

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Dhauladhar

Dhauladhar Range or the White Range is located on the southern region of outer Himalayan Peaks, rising to the north of Kangra and Mandi. Hanuman ji Ka Tibba is the highest mountain located in this peak at an altitude of 5639 meters. But this range is popular because of its differing topography. Though the major portions are composed of granite, the range presents the multiple formations of slate, limestone and sandstone often. Those who would like to do trekking at this range are supposed to have the perfect skills in trekking and mountaineering as the ranges extend the vertical incline until the top. It still remains tough to inhabit humans in large numbers but the surrounding meadows and forest range have plenty of admirers from all over the world.
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Rewalsar Lake

Though Himachal Pradesh amuses the visitors with its abundant natural sights, Rewalsar Lake or Tso Pema Lotus Lake will be the biggest surprise to see because of its unusual shape itself. This square shaped lake mid-altitude lake is located in Mandi district, at a height of about 1360 meters above sea level. The sacred water in it, the woodlands and mountain peaks around have attributed more beauty to the spot and it has been an important destination for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. The lake shares space with three Buddhist monasteries and three Hindu temples and another holy lake Kunt Bhyog lies above Rewalsar. Here, different types of festivities happen yearly; the Sisu Fair in February or March and Baisakhi festival are the important ones.

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What You Should Know More About Mandi

  • Travel advice:

    • Choose your stay well: There are numerous home-stays that you can choose from. They are sprawled along the location of Mandi. The rooms of these places are as good as regular homes with the services being quite basic by nature. For a more luxurious experience, you can opt for these high-end resorts and hotels that face the sea. Most of these places are quite affordable and you won’t find difficulty in traveling around either as the place is quite small and limited.

    • Transportation: The place is quite connected. One can easily find local transport to roam about in the holiday destination. However, it is more convenient if you have a car of your own for private transportation. Enjoy the city of Mandi at your own convenience.

    • Eatables and water: Mandi is quite cool. But summers can get slightly hot. Therefore, if you are visitng Mandi during summers then it is essential for the well-being of your body that you consume enough water to stay hydrated. Moreover, your body may or may not accept that local food at Mandi. Make sure you are sure about a food item before you consume it. Carry bottled water around.

    • Drinking laws: Mandi is filled with restaurants and bars that offer both soft drinks as well as liquor. Booze is available quite freely. However, take special attention into the duplicate liquor that people sell. It is better to purchase alcohol from around the area. Apart from that, frequent drinkers most probably visit Mandi – there is no problem.

    • Shopping experience: Indulge in the vibrant shopping experience that Mandi’s local market offers. However, ensure that you don’t get looted. Be sure of using your bargaining skills at Mandi. You don’t certainly want to be fooled by the locals.

    • Don’t blindly follow the locals: Mandi is a small location. Majority of the people over here are quite helpful too. But like any other vacation spot, it is important that the locals are not followed blindly. If you need directions around the place, get that sorted at the hotel desk itself.

  • Things to do in Mandi:

    • Visit the Pandoh Dam: Pandoh Dam is located on the Beas River of the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This structure was established back in 1977 and the main purpose for the Pandoh Damn was to generate hydro-electric power. This Dam is part of a power scheme that essentially diverts the water of the Beas to tunnels and channels thereby, reaching the rural, less developed regions around Mandi. The project was successful back in 1977.

    • Stroll by the Rewalsar Lake: Rewalsar Lake which is situated approximately 12km away from the heart of the city is among the primary attractions around Mandi. This location holds immense religious importance and especially known for being the home for the seven floating islands that are believed to be an act of penance that were held by Lomas Rishi during the reign of Lord Shiva.

    • Adventure activities around Parashar Lake: Parashar Lake is another primary attraction around Mandi that is located approximately 17kms away from the heart of the city. This location is perfect for experiencing nature in its true essence. The place is bordered with lush green land, ever-expansive hills and clear blue water and one can witness a temple from the lake as well. You can even indulge in adventure activities such as camping, trekking, climbing and even boating around this region.

    • Janjehli for adventure buffs: Janjehli is situated approximately 44kms away from the heart of the city and is the perfect treat for adventure buffs. Visitors can take part is activities such as trekking, mountain-climbing, camping among other things at Janjehli. The place is surrounded with lush-green trees and clear skies and makes for a perfect location for photographers as well.

    • Visit Sunder Nagar: Sunder Nagar, the princely state which was first known as Suket is situated approximately 24kms away from Mandi and is quite close Shimla as well. Hop, skip and jump and you’re in the most beautiful destination of Himachal Pradesh. This location is well established for its wonderful background filled with towering trees and hills.

  • What will you like in Mandi:

    • Visit the Kamlah fort: Kamlah fort situated in the city of Mandi stands proudly on Sikandar Dhar ranges. This structure was built back in 1625 and still stands strong. It is as high as 4772 meters and speaks great wonders of the place.

    • Spiritual oneness at Shikhari Devi temple: Shikhari Devi Temple not only speaks a thousand words about spirituality but also about nature’s serenity. A temple which is at a height of 3332m, the experience is quite enthralling to say the least.

Traveller Tales from Mandi

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Kosha Modi

12 May 2017

We were a group of 50 students who went on a trip booked through thrillophilia. We had two stops in our journey, Kullu, and Prashar Lake. Kullu: We reached Kullu after an overnight bus journey. There were 10 tents, each with clean attached bathrooms. The tents were in a secluded area by the riverside. The location was beautiful and private. We did river rafting (around 4 kms) and rope activities by the day time. Around the evening, we all enjoyed by the bonfire. You can also walk around the streets during the day, and get a feel of the place. All in all, it was a very memorable experience. Next morning, we left for Mandi in a bus, and then left for trekking to Prashar Lake. It was a picturesque 7 km trek, doable for beginners. The view was extremely scenic especially at the top. There were 14 tents for all us, and a sleeping bag for each (The temperature had really fallen due to a hailstorm). Tasty food was served by the lake . There was a great view of snow-clad mountains from the location. All in all, the place was very serene and beautiful. One drawback was, that there were just three dirty bathrooms for 50 people. This trip is very suitable for adventurous people wanting a break from the city life in a destination which is not overcrowded.

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Aaditya Mehra

14 April 2015

Prashar lake is one of the most beautiful and scenic places. We had visited the place between April and July and again in September and November and the later one is the best time i would suggest for anyone to visit such a peaceful and serene beauty!

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Kashyap Trivedi

06 June 2015

Excellent destination with awesome views. It is lies 49KM north of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and located at height of 2730m above the sea level. With deep blue water the lake looks mind blowing.

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Gajaadhar Khanna

11 May 2015

The place is lovely, amazing and visiting this place is like a dream come true. We enjoyed the beautiful sights on the way and around the lake. It was one of the best tours i have been on.

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ekanshdewangan

31 March 2017

"It was the perfect trek for the biegniers, but the person who never done trek before i will tell that it was Not that easy trek that you think too, Actually it was the moderate trek. \n\nWe start trekking morning 10 am after travelling 15 km through, jungle and river we reached the destination prashar lake. The lake is accompanied by fast flowing beas river the lake prashar is very scenic. With deep blue waters and a pagoda structured temple it create a very sacred feelings in visitors mind. The most striking characteristic of the place is its silence that you may experience nowhere else. "

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Harinakshi Bharadwaj

16 November 2015

We visited Prashar Lake in winter which I felt to be the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh. We chose to trek from Baagi village to Prashar lake which is a good 17 or so kilometers. In the beginning of our trek we had the perfect weather, a good sunny day but on day two it started to snow so we had to camp. But it was totally worth the experience. The best part of it being the spectacular view. On reaching Prashar Lake we visited the famous and beautiful wood carved- Pagoda temple and the sunset at Prashar lake was a breathtaking and magnificent end to our trip to Himachal

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Rachit Meheta

16 April 2015

This place is truly the jewel of Himachal Pradesh and was half frozen when I visited this place. It was worth the money . We got to see the river Beas too and man, what a sight it is. Had my camera with me to capture the beauty, but I do not think one can do the place justice. I mean, it is that beautiful!

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Pritha Majumdar

06 April 2015

Easy and short, I really like this Parashar Lake trek in Himachal Pradesh. Beautiful lake, not so much difficulty in climbing to it and getting over within 2 days. Amazingly beautiful trek I had with Thrillophilia's team. time i had with the group i went with and a nice peaceful visit to the pagoda temples.

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Neha Jain

17 April 2015

Everything about Prashar lake is magical and does wonders for the travellers thirsty heart! It is Jewel of Himachal Pradesh indeed! really the trek organizer, guides and fellow trekkers made my journey so easy and comfortable. it was really insane. thank you guys....love prashar lake and love himalayas!!

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