Transit Stop at Mandi
Mandi is a riverside town and a poplular transit stopover enroute from Chandigarh (200 kms) - Manali (110 kms).
Mandi besides a stopover has a enough options to interest pilgrimage centric guests and general leisure tourists.
# Mandi has a large number of Shaivite temples.
# Mandi has an historical Gurudwara in honour of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Sikh Guru, who spent some time in Mandi.
# Rewalsar Lake (19 kms) - The spot is sacred for Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs. It is about 4,000 feet above sea level. The Sisu fair held in late February/early march, and the festival of Baisakhi are important events at Rewalsar.
# Prashar Lake (8500+ ft asl) lies 49 km north of Mandi, with a three storied pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage Prashar.
# Pandoh: Just 16-km away from Mandi, Pandoh is an earth and rockfill dam.
# Shikhari Devi: 15-km from Janjheli is situated the ancient temple of Shikhra Devi.
# Barot : Picnic spot at 33 kms. on the Mandi - Pathankot Highway. Known for the trout fishing and ropeway ride.
# Chidi : This beautiful little hamlet in an apple growing area.
# Kamru Nag Lake (10000+ ft asl) : Resting point for trekkers on the Mandi - Karsog road.
Typical stay: 1 or 2 nights depending on extent of interest in some of the above.