10 Things to Do in Mandi 2020 (Starting from ₹1100 Only)

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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Prashar Lake Trek 2020, Himachal | Book @ ₹2449 Only Best Seller
Prashar Lake Trek 2020, Himachal | Book @ ₹2449 Only

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Mandi

Location  : Panarsa ,Mandi, Himachal PardeshStarting & Ending Point: PanarsaThe Prashar Lake trekking is fit for individuals of all interest- and expertise levels. Sounds exciting, doesn't it?! With views fit for a king, the trail, leading to the lake region i.e. from the city of Mandi to the little village of Baggi, become private and exclusive to every group that visits. The setting of the campsite in Prashar Lake location is yet another pleasant surprise because of its closeness to the water and its harmony with nature.  Prashar Lake trek (2,730m), which happily takes people to the lake which is completely frozen in the winter and a dazzling beauty otherwise, is considered to be an important trek in Himachal Pradesh. It has in day: 13°C to 18°C , in Night: 0°C to 7°C and maximum altitude 8,956 ft. The picture-perfect blue water lake is surrounded by the majestic Dhauladhar Ranges in Kullu Valley and it is always kept as a secret in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Tour will be started from Panaras through driving you will reach Baggi village and from there your trek will start for Prashar Lake . You will have camp saty at beautiful lake site for one night and in morning again you will trek till Baggi village from there you will drived by to Panarasa .During this trek, you will be going through the charming trails crossing the forests and several small streams.All meals for this trek is included in the package. Apart from trekking you will have sightseeing, bonfire at camp and as per weather yoga meditation as well. As you climb the trails up, you will come to meet the local people and it is the best chance to know the indigenous culture closely. Also, once you finish the trek to Prashar Lake, you will have a satisfied heart filled with plenty of beautiful views of Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal, and Kinnaur mountain ranges.There is a surprisingly beautiful attraction near the lake that is the local temple of Prashar Rishi which has a lot of significant architectural brilliance carved on the walls.  If you're in the mood for some outdoor adventure and want these memories to be etched forever, then make Prashar Lake trekking the trek of your choice!How to reach :Nearest railway station is Shimla and nearest  airport is Bhuntar Airport, Kullu from there one can reach by bus and private vehicle. One can also  take directly bus from Delhi to Panarasa .Note: It can be booked at  Every Weekends but It can be arranged at any days for more than 2 people.
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Prashar Lake Camping | Book Online @ Flat 15% off Featured
Prashar Lake Camping | Book Online @ Flat 15% off

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Mandi

The state of Himachal Pradesh is known for being the scenic abode of some of the best trekking routes in the country. One such scenic treks leads you through the hills of the district of Mandi to arrive at the beautiful oval-shaped lake set at a high altitude basin located at a height of almost 9000ft above sea level. The lake's neighbor is the magnificent temple dedicated to the Sage Prashar who used to meditate by this ancient lake, and after whom the lake was called Prashar Lake. From the vantage point where the lake is located, you can see as far as the Rohtang Pass, and mountains of Shimla and Kinnaur. And although the trek is just 7km one way, it is a difficult and strenuous one. About the activity:Start by arriving in Mandi and get transferred to Baggi, which is the start point of the trekYou will take packed lunch with you on your trek to Prashar LakeAfter arrival at the lake, take a short hike forward to your campsite where you will enjoy a bonfire and filling dinner before you go to sleep in your comfy tentsWake up the next day and take your breakfast before trekking back to Baggi to end your tour with a transfer to Mandi*Note- The price mentioned here is for per person but minimum 3 people are required to book this product. For a booking of more or fewer people, feel free to drop in an inquiry with us
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Weekend Trek to Parashar Lake in Himachal Pradesh
Weekend Trek to Parashar Lake in Himachal Pradesh

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Mandi

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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Rafting Adventure at Tattapani
Rafting Adventure at Tattapani

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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Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Mandi in a Private Vehicle
Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Mandi in a Private Vehicle

8H

Mandi

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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Half Day Sightseeing Tour of Mandi in a Private Vehicle
Half Day Sightseeing Tour of Mandi in a Private Vehicle

5H

Mandi

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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Hotel Trekker's Nest, Mandi
Hotel Trekker's Nest, Mandi

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Mandi

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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Day Trek to Prashar Lake
Day Trek to Prashar Lake

6H

Mandi

One of the most sacred, mystical and mythologically significant spots in the beautiful land of Himachal Pradesh is the beautiful Prashar Lake in the Mandi district near Manali. Named after the sage of the same name who once meditated here, Prashar Lake is famous for a small island that randomly moves in the lake and also. for the famous temple at the edge.This day trek takes you to the Prashar Lake via a 4-wheel drive vehicle and lets you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Kullu Valley from up top. About the Activity:- Arrive at the starting point of the adventure and get going in the vehicle that will take you to the lake.- After coming to the starting point of the trek, begin hiking to the lake. - Reach the lake and click some amazing pictures there before returning to the vehicle waiting to take you back to the city.- With your arrival in the city, the experience comes to an end.Timings- 10 AM to 5:30 PM
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Newly Added Mandi Experience
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.
14 April 2015
Excellent
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!
06 June 2015
Excellent
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.
11 May 2015
Excellent
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.
01 February 2017
Excellent
Amazing experience. Went on a snow trek. It was handled amazingly well. Thanks to Thrillophilia for such a wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend.
07 February 2020
Excellent
We booked it for a group of 40 students and Thrillophilia offered the best price and services as well. The campsite was big enough to accommodate the group and the tents were very comfortable for the stay. They provided us with tasty food and we even got to eat pasta there which we didn’t expect. There were four guides with us and all of them were friendly. We had a great experience there and Thanks to Thrillophilia for it.
26 February 2020
Excellent
The trek is completely easy and is best for the beginners. The climate there is great and the lakes look so beautiful at night. The view of the morning sunrise was just amazing and we had so much fun during the trekking.
08 March 2020
Excellent
Our experience of the prashar lake trek was amazing. We were just two people and we joined a group departure. The people in the group were very friendly and we had a lot of unforgettable memories of the place.
19 August 2019
Excellent
We visited there in winters and the entire trekking trail was covered with snow. We had never witnessed snow in our life and it was just amazing seeing it for the first time. The best part was on Day second we had snowfall at Prashar Lake and the feeling was undefinable. We had the best time there and were very happy with the experience. A must visit trek in winters.
17 December 2019
Excellent
We heard a lot about this trek from our friend and finally decided to go for it. We visited there in early September and it was covered with lush greenery because of the rainfall. It looks so beautiful and peaceful.

People Also Ask About Mandi Things To Do

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  6. 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.