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Tourist Places in Mandi Town

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Last Updated On: 15/06/2016  


Mandi: Mandi is also known as “Chotti Kashi” due to its similarity with Varanasi in respect of Ghats on the bank of Beas River and temples of Lord Shiva near the Ghats. The place is often described as cultural capital of Himachal Pradesh due to its rich culture, traditions and temple architectural heritage. In ancient times Mandi was not only a business centre on the old silk route to Tibet but also a centre for cultural exchange. Mandi, the abode of Baba Bhoot Nath, was known as Mandavya Nagari as Mandav Rishi mediated on a rock, known as Kolsara, in  the Beas river. The famous International Shivratri Fair is celebrated every year during months of February/March. Dieties from different corners of the District throng this town during the fair. People of Mandi are known for their liveliness and distinct life style embedded  in faith and traditions. There are many temples  in Mandi Town like Triloki Nath Temple at Purani Mandi, Raja Madhav Temple in DC Office Complex, Bhoot Nath Temple at famous Chouhata Bazar, Tarna Shayamkali Temple on Tarna Hills overlooking Mandi Town, Panchvaktra Mahadev Temple on the confluence of Suketi and Beas River, Ardhanareshwar Temple at Samkhetar Street, Bhimakali Temple at Bheuli. In addition many other temples  of archaeological and religious importance can be visited. Historical Ghantaghar, Indira Market, Victoria Bridge and Gurudwara are other famous places of interest in the Town. It is a base camp to visit tourist places such as Prashar, Barot, Joginder Nagar, Kamlah Fort, Shikari Devi, Kamrunag, etc.


How to Reach

200 Km from Chandigarh     NH-21

208 Km from Pathankot        NH-154 (old NH-20)

Trek Routes:

Mandi-Motipur-Kangni 1.5 Kms

Mandi-Dhangsidhar 2 Kms


Other Places of Interest in Mandi Town :


Ghanta Ghar : Historical Ghanta Ghar in the middle of the town was constructed in the year 1939.  (JPG, 10 KB)The three storied pagora style architechral heritage is located in the centre of a commercial complex known as Indira market. The ring bell of considerable weight is installed in the first floor. A small park known as Subhash Udyan has been developed for relaxing around Ghanta Ghar and famous temple of Goddess Sidh Kali also exist here.


 



  

Victoria Bridge : Victoria Birdge is the first bridge of the town which connects Purani Mandi and (JPG, 11 KB) Mandi town. It was built by the King of Mandi, Raja Vijayi Singh Sen with help of Britishers in the year of 1877. This bridge had been constructed like the Hanging Victoria Bridge on Tames River in England. This is constructed on the style of Jhulla bridge and still operational for small vehicles.


 





Gurudwara : Gurudwara near Paddal Ground Mandi alongside NH-21 is an important religious place in Mandi town. Guru Nanak Dev Ji visited Mandi and Guru Gobind Singh Ji stayed at at  (JPG, 9 KB)Bhuili for more than six months. The construction of Gurudwara of Mandi was started by Raja Ajbar Sen in 1527 AD and was later on reconstructed by Raja Joginder Sen, Rani Amrit Kaur and Dina Nath the Chief Secretary of Mandi State. Guru Gobind Singh Ji was gifted many things by the Raja of Mandi which he donated  to the Gurudwara. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s belongings i.e. Holy Bed, Holy Rawab, Holy Gun, Holy Gun Kuppy and Holy Talai (Matterss) are still preserved in the Gurudwara. There is also an rock known as Kolsara in River Beas on which Guru Gobind Singh Sahib used to meditate daily during his stay in Mandi.


Photo Art Gallery : About 5 Km from Mandi town on NH-21 towards Kullu a photo art gallery exists and tourist visiting the area can drop in for some time to have a glimpse of history and important places of Himachal from the photographs and artefacts displayed in the art gallery.


WHERE TO STAY


Hotels/Guest Houses in Mandi

Sr. No.

Name of Hotel/Guest House

Telephone No.

1

Adarsh Hotel, Mandi

01905-222293

2

Anand Hotel, Mandi

01905-222515

3

Aryan Bungalow Hotel & Restaurant, Mandi

01905-225261

4

Amar Paying Guest House, Sauli Khad

01905-235193

5

Azad Hotel, Mandi

01905-222699

6

Anmol Hotel Restaurant, Quari (Mandi)

94593-24365

7

Bridge View Guest House, Thanera Mohalla Mandi

94180-17722, 93188-68553

8

Bliss Hotel, Sauli Khad

01905-237777

9

Beas View Guest House, Sauli Khad

94180-35190

10

Beas Tarang Guest House, Sauli Khad

98176-76699

11

Bhawani Guest House, Ram Nagar

98162-03372

12

Comfort Hotel, Jail Road Mandi

01905-224446

13

Durga Guest House, Sauli Khad

94185-83715

14

Evening Plaza Hotel, Near Indra Market Mandi

01905-223318

15

Hotel Ekant Palace, Nela (Mandi)

94180-35255

16

Four Season Hotel, School Bazar Mandi

01905-223092

17

Grand Hotel, College Road Mandi

01905-224219

18

Holiday Home Hotel, Samkhetar (Mandi)

01905-222664

19

Highway Shikara Guest House, Sauli Khad

98160-35155, 88945-79555

20

Krishana Hotel, Opposite Sunken Garden Mandi

01905-223088

21

King City Hotel, Ram Nagar

01905-223494, 98160-23494

22

Koyal Hotel, Ram Nagar

01905-225842

23

Monal Hotel, Ram Nagar

01905-224902

24

Munish Resorts, Bhiuli

01905-235035, 94180-35036

25

Manjul Hotel, Sauli Khad

01905-235639, 94180-21361

26

Naveen Hotel, Thanera Mohalla Mandi

01905-223491

27

Naina Guest House, College Road Mandi

94181-14013

28

New Paras Hotel, Sauli Khad

01905-235115, 94180-35115

29

Prakul Hotel, Vindravani (Mandi)

01905-200244, 94182-22730

30

Partap Palace Hotel, Ram Nagar

01905-222248

31

Park View Hotel, Bijni

01905-237536

32

Palace Hotel, Thanera Mohalla Mandi

 

33

Regent Palms Hotel Pvt. Ltd., Seri Bazar Mandi

01905-222777

34

River Bank Hotel, Sauli Khad

01905-235255, 94180-37166

35

Raj Mahal Hotel, Near DC Office Mandi

01905-222401

36

Roti Hotel, Vindravani (Mandi)

01905-237221

37

Rising Bhaskar Hotel & Restaurant, Vindravani (Mandi)

98170-64312

38

Sangam Hotel, Thanera Mohalla Mandi

01905-222009

39

Shiva Hotel, Opposite Sunken Garden Mandi

01905-224211

40

Shingar Hotel & Restaurant, Sauli Khad

01905-235653, 94184-08100

41

Shree Hari Guest House, Sauli Khad

01905-235222, 94185-81800

42

Standard Hotel, Thanera Mohalla Mandi

01905-222948, 98820-26027

43

Swastika Guest House Inn, Bijni

94180-25172, 94180-35600

44

Hotel Shubham, Nela (Mandi)

94180-37885

45

Hotel Surya, Quari (Mandi)

94185-00079

46

Taal Guest House, College Road Mandi

01905-225325, 94180-35202

47

Visco Resorts, Chadyara (Mandi)

01905-225057, 94182-00808

48

Vinay Guest House, Thanera Mohalla Mandi

01905-223283

49

Dhruv Hotel, Sauli Khad Mandi

9816120900, 9882913171

   

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