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Best Things To Do in Mandi

Mandi is built on the banks of River Beas. The best things to do in Mandi include taking trekking trips to nearby lakes like Lake Prashar. One can also enjoy the hiking and biking trips while they are in Mandi. Mandi is a major tourist attraction and tourism is a major portion of the local economy.

Mandi has a pleasant summer and very cold winters. It is surrounded by some really high hill ranges like Gandharv Hills, MotipurDhar, RehraDhar and Tarna Hill. One of the fastest developing towns in Himachal Pradesh, Mandi acts as a gateway to Kullu, Lahaul, and Leh-Ladakh. Mandi is also easily accessible as it connected to three national highway routes.

Mandi is very popular among the tourists. It is beautiful and scenic and tourists often describe it as heavenly when asked about their Mandi experience. The most popular things to do here is trekking as is the case with most places in Himachal Pradesh. Mandi has some beautiful trekking routes towards Prashar Lake, Rewalsar Lake, and a lovely, picturesque and visually stunning trek of the Barot Valley.

 Another feature prevalent in entire Himachal Pradesh is the presence of religious sites. Mandi isn’t an exception either, as there are many temples and monasteries in and around Mandi which draw visitors in thousands, who are in search of a spiritual recluse, who have traveled thousands of miles to get spiritually enlightened and get a divine experience. Some of the important temples around here are Triloknath Temple, Shikari Devi Temple, Bh?ma Kali Temple and Kamaksha Devi Temple. The Bir Monastery is a significant monument in Mandi for Buddhist followers and monks. The temple visits indeed are one of the best things to do in Mandi for a tourist.

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    Snow Trek to Prashar Lake Trek with Yoga
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Fixed departure date: 31-12-2016, 21-01-2017, 04-02-2017,18-02-2017, 04-03-2017, 18-03-2017Get ready to welcome 2017 distinctly while you spend a quality time amidst thick snow and at one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh, Prashar Lake.The lake is named after the sage Prashar who meditated here in ancient times. Dedicated to sage Prashar, there is also a temple beside the oval shaped lake. The lake is also famous for the small circular island on its surface which keeps on changing location from time to time. It is believed that the depth of the Prashar Lake is still unknown. This 2 day/1 night trekking trip stands out from any other treks in the region as it provides you with an amazing chance to witness the beauty of Dhauladar ranges, Rohtang Pass, mountain ranges of Kinnaur and Shimla from the top. The trek starts from Bandi and it is 7 KM long one which will take around 6-7 hours to reach the lake.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation from Mandi to the location and return.

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    Mandi
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 12th August and every weekend departure.A trek to the Parashar lake in Himachal Pradesh, located 49 KMs away from Mandi is a relishing opportunity for the adventure seekers out there.This 2 day trip will let you revel in the sights of a picturesque landscape of the lake, the mountain peaks around and the tricky pathways towards the location. It is an easy to moderate trek.A three storied pagoda temple located near to the lake is a major attraction of the spot and million number of people visit the lake every year.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation from Mandi.

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    Manali
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Karma Cottages in Manali is a cozy destination for a relaxed holiday with your loved ones. The rustic charm, pristine surrounding and essential amenities ensure a memorable experience. Take part in various adventure activities both outdoor and indoor.Just de-stress, leave behind time and enjoy the simple pleasures of life at this abode. Each room is comfortable, beautifully furnished and spacious with amenities like LED and fireplace to cozy up.Karma Cottages in Manali is a perfect retreat to family outings, friends and corporate events. Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy-Classic and Royal Room Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian-Breakfast Activities: Trekking, Rock climbing, River crossing, Rafting, Cycle tours, Camping day tours and Paragliding Difficulty Level: Moderate

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  • d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:A sparkling jewel in the crown of the verdant Himalayan Ranges, Prashar Lake had been spreading beauty everywhere and attracting thousands of trekkers every year. During winter, the lake is frozen but still remains enticing.Here is a two day short trek to Prashar Lake from Mandi to give you away with the most stunning beauty of the surroundings and let you be etched away.Arrive in Mandi on the first day early morning and commence the lake trek. Expect a tour filled with unending views that becoming exclusive to you.Being in harmony with nature, the trekking trails are suitable for any type of traveller, and leaves you bewitched forever. The package includes food, accommodation in tents and transportation from Mandi to the spot and return.

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  • h4 Hours

    About the Activity: Experience an exciting series of fishing activities at Barot with your friends and family and dwell in the sheer thrill of the serene nature here. There are slots you can choose according to your feasibility and experience fishing morning or evening.Located in Joginer Nagar, the camps offers you a golden chance to put your fishing skills to the test. You can take part in the fishing experience and try your hand at catching different fish to get yourself that one amazing click.  

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  • h10 Hours

    About the Activity: Experience a fun and exciting trek to the heights of the Peak of Billing with your friends and family and let the wonders of the place enthrall you! The trek offers you the lovely and panoramic views Bir  village, Billing and distant views of Dhauladhar ranges. It is good to have prior trekking experience as this trek is of moderate nature. Billing  is a large land of green grass and pasture alike. You can see the mighty Dhauladhar ranges  just above the eyes. This is the base camp and famous point of paragliding (worlds top most paragliding site). It is a 9kms hike from Bir (1450 above from sea level) to Billing (2450 above from sea level). This is a 10 hour activity.     

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    Mandi
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:A popular camping destination near Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, Barot is a situated at 6,100ft in th Mandi district at Himachal Pradesh.The campsite is tucked away in forests of pine, oak and deodar and presents a gorgeous escape with tall mountains.As soon as you arrive, you can embark on adventure activities such as rock climbing, rappelling and river crossing and enjoy a bonfire in the evening.The next day, you can enjoy a picturesque sunrise and checkout from the camp to go to the waterfall, marking the end of this wondrous journey.

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    Manali

    About the Activity: Embark on a memorable rafting experience at Tattapani near Shimla and geta n adrenaline rush like never before.The rocky river is one of the tributaries of the Satluj River and is famous for its offbeat and yet exciting rafting experience.The rafting activity starts off at the river and lasts for about 40 mins and stretches to 6km.The river has Grade 2, Grade 3 And Grade 4 rapids and is a thrilling experience for amateurs as wella s professionals.

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    Mandi
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Take this day sightseeing tour in Mandi to discover this beautiful hill town in Himachal Pradesh.The tour itinerary is up to you to decide, hence you can choose what time you wish to be picked up from your location in Mandi for the tour.Your car choices for the tour are- Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.Places such as Pandoh Dam, Rewalsar Lake, Parasharlake, Janjheli, Shikhari Devi Temple and Barot are some of the highlights in Mandi and definitely should be visited.Visit the local market if you have time for some shopping.End the tour by getting dropped back to your hotel.

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    Mandi
    d3 Days n2 Nights

    This holiday, experience adventure like never before! Head for an exciting Hotel Trekker's Nest trekking and rappelling experience with your friends and family. Hotel Trekker's Nest, Mandi has innumerable activities to choose and features a beautiful trek for those who love the rustic outdoors! Soaring in the air with   mountain around you and the earth down below is an exhilarating experience. So, why not try Paragliding. You can also choose Tandem Flight with a trained and experienced flier. This steep and fantastic trek through a maze of dense shrub is highly intriguing for the hard core adventurer in you. Crossing a river with fast flowing turbulent white water while hanging from a rope with the help of a pulley is simply fantastic. Similarly, Slithering and rock climbing are also thrilling activities to have fun and excitement. Accommodation Types: Double Occupancy Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non- Vegetarian- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Activities: Rock climbing, Rappelling, River crossing and slithering, Paragliding, Tandem Flight, etc. Difficulty Level: Moderate

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    Mandi
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity:Take this half day sightseeing trip in Mandi to explore this beautiful hill town in Himachal Pradesh.The tour itinerary is up to you to decide, hence you can choose what time you wish to be picked up from your location in Mandi for the tour.Your car choices for the tour are- Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire, Etios, Tavera, Xylo and Innova.Places such as Pandoh Dam, Rewalsar Lake, Parasharlake, Janjheli, Shikhari Devi Temple and Barot are some of the highlights in Mandi and definitely should be visited.Visit the local market if you have time for some shopping.End the tour by getting dropped back to your hotel.

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    Manali
    h7 Hours

    About the Activity:This angling and fishing experience in the Manalsu River in Old Manali is reminiscent of a typically serene Indian mountain village.With many characteristic old houses made out of wood and stone, the charming destination is bound to captivate.The ancient Manu Maharishi Temple site is an unmissable attraction, where the legend of Manu originates from.Enjoy resplendent views, and stumble into a chance to savour delicious foods at the cafe in Old Manali.Experience angling in Manalsu River near Manali, or explore your chances at 15 Mile fishing, for a rewarding day spent.Meal Details: Snack BoxTransportation Details: Transport from Old Manali to ManaliActivities: Angling or 15-Mile FishingDuration: 7 HoursTimings:06.00 AM to 12.00 PM03.00 PM to 06.00 PMDifficulty Level: Easy

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  • h3 Hours

    About the Activity: Enjoy a three hour short trek to one of the most pristine waterfalls of Himachal Pradesh with your loved ones on your next holiday! Experience the pure thrill of camping under the stars on your vacation and enjoy the landscape of the hills and the mountains around you as well. Engage in a fun bonfire and relax in the arms of Mother Nature as you hear the sounds of the river behind you! Participate in the trekking experience with your loved ones and rejuvenate in the expanse of the mountains. Activities: Trekking, Waterfall Sightseeing 

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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 Things To Do in Mandi

  • What all things can be done in and around Mandi?

    Mandi gives you the option of doing many things.

    • The thrill-seeking kind can go for different trekking trips as Mandi has some of the best trekking routes. There’s also hiking and biking routes and experiences for the adventure lovers.
    • Different types of adventure sport experiences are provided in and around Mandi.
    • There are several beautiful lakes where one can go. A religious tourist can visit the different temples and monasteries in and around Mandi for a peaceful religious enlightenment and experience.
    • Someone who’s into fishing can even go fishing in the Beas and the other smaller rivers near Mandi.

  • What are the best trekking options near Mandi?


    Mandi has some amazing trekking routes, which are famous in the entire country, which is why it gets so many trekkers to come round the year for an experience of a lifetime. Mandi has a pleasant climate most of the year which makes it a favorite with the trekkers. Some of the popular trekking options are:

     

    • Prashar Lake is one of the most uncommon places in entire Himachal. Located 50 km north of Mandi, it is a crystal clear lake.
    • Surrounded by snow-covered Dhauladhar, Kamru Nag Lake is a famous trekking destination located on the Mandi-Karsog road.
    • Rewalsar Lake Trek

  • Which are the best camping sites in and around Mandi?

    Mandi, being a very popular trekking, biking, and hiking route, also houses a lot of camps in and around the city, especially on the trekking routes. The camps are all located in stunning locations with a splendid view of the valleys and hills around Mandi. Mandi, being sheltered by the Dhauladhar Range has some beautiful scenic locations, which is where the camps are. Some of the best camping sites in and around Mandi are –

     

    • Barot Valley camps
    • Kasol, The Heaven’s Gateway
    • Kheer Ganga
    • JanjehliCamping
    • Karsog Camping
    • Billing Valley Camping Site

  • What all adventure sports can be done in and around Mandi?

    Mandi is a great place for adventure and thrill seekers because there are many adventure sport options in and around Mandi, which makes it very popular with the tourists. Mandi caters well to those who seek a rush of adrenaline. All the activities are done under the strict guidance of professionals by maintaining safety guidelines. Some of the adventure sports options are:

    • White Water Rafting facilities are run are private operators, who run it in Pirdi, near Kullu.
    • Kayaking is possible at the Pandoh Dam on the way to Mandi
    • Paragliding facilities are available in Solang Nallah and Marhi.
    • Solang and Rohtang pass has a variety of slopes that are optimum for skiing for all difficulties from beginner to professionals.

  • How difficult is Prashar Lake trek? What is the best time for Prashar Lake trek?

    Prashar Lake is one of the most popular treks from Mandi because it is not very difficult and doesn’t take much time. So if someone has around 3-4 days off and they feel like going on a trekking trip, Prashar Lake trip is a very good option, especially if the tourist is from the northern part of India. It is at a height of 8900 feet. Prashar Lake trek is easy and trekkers go there almost all the time of the year. The trek costs around INR 3000.

  • Where can I go for rafting near Mandi?

    One of the most popular things to do in spring in entire Himachal is white water rafting. There are many private operators around Mandi who provide white water rafting facilities at Pirdi near Kullu. Whitewater rafting is done on the Beas River as well, but only by people who are very good at it and is not advised to novices. The rafting stretch from Pirdi has Grade II and Grade III rapids, which is suitable even for novices, hence it is very popular with those who just want an adrenaline rush by trying their hand at rafting.

     

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