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Himachal Pradesh is totally a mountain state and a delight for the visitors, particularly during the summer season when people flock to this tiny hill station to escape the scorching heat of the plains. It came into being in its present form with the partition of the Punjab into Punjab and Haryana in 1966. High points of Himachal are as follows. The winding roads and high passes link its high mountains and valleys. .  And More Details >>> 
CITIES / HILLS OF H.P
 Dalhousie
 Dharamsala
 Kullu
 Manali
Shimla
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HOTELS IN HIMACHAL
Dalhousie
Dharamsala
Manali  
Palampur 
Shimla 
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Ambassador Resorts Manali
 
PILGRIMAGES OF HIMACHAL
Baijnath
Dharamsala
Jawalamukhi
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MONUMENTS OF HIMACHAL
Lord Elgin's Memorial
Maharaja's Palace
Padam Palace
Rang Mahal
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WILDLIFE OF HIMACHAL
Bandli Sanctuary (Mandi )
Churdhar Sanctuary (Solan )
Daranghati Sanctuary
Simbalbara Sanctuary (Paonta)
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Ladakh Adventure Tours
Duration: 10 Days
Day to Day Itinerary
Duration: 10 Days
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Manali - Rohtang Pass
Duration : 08 Days
Day to Day Itinerary
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INDEX >> CITIES / HILLS OF H.P >> 
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Mandi

Location: Himachal Pradesh
Altitude: 800m.
Main Attractions: Shivratri Festival
Best Time To Visit: May To October

Built along the Beas river is the historic town of Mandi, the gateway to the Kullu valley . Literally meaning market, Mandi was on the salt route to Tibet. This place offers better option to break journey to the Kullu valley . A district headquarter, Mandi is also renowned for its 81 old stone temples with exquisite carvings, thereby earning it the title of 'Varanasi of the Hills'. The town also has some remains of old palaces and notable examples of the 'colonial' architecture.

The Shivaratri Bhutnath celebrations in the Bhutnath temple attract tourists every year in large numbers. There are also two lakes near Mandi, which provide a good breather for the visitor. About five kms from the main town is the Tarana hills and on the top of the hill is Rani Amrit Kaur Park. From here one gets very good view of the nearby areas. The park has enclosed the Syama Kali temple, which was, built some where in the 17th century.

In the days of yore, the pious sage, Mandavaya, performed long and severe penance and practised unthinkable austerities on his body, on the right bank of the river Beas, near the present town, which, then took his name.

TEMPLES

Triloknath Shiva Temple: 
It is built in the Nagari style with a tiled roof. The temple at the centre of a group of sculpted stones shrines, overlooks the river and offers good views. Inside the temple, Lord Shiva has been depicted as the lord of the three worlds, at the Panchvakhra he has five faces, expressing his five aspects.

Bhutnath Temple: 
Practically synonymous with Mandi and located in its very heart, this temple is as old as the town itself, dating back to the 1520's. It has a Nandi or god Shiva's bull facing the ornamental double arch to the sanctuary. The modern shrines nearby are brightly painted. In the month of March, the festival of Shivratri is a major event and Bhootnath Temple is its focus.

Syamakali Temple: 
Also known as the Tarna Devi Temple, this temple is situated on the Tarna Hill, which rises above the town. Raja Syama Sen built the temple in the 17th century after a particularly trying time when the goddess gave him success.

Ardhanarishvara Temple: 
This 7th century specimen of temple architecture, enclosed structure of Lord Shiva in a composite form with the right half as male and the left half as female- symbolising the male and female principles of cosmic evolution
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