With scenic view of the snow-capped mountains, Mandi is the second most populous town in Himanchal pradesh after Shimla , situated on the banks of the Beas.
The starting point for treks to Shikari Devi, Barot, Jhatingri, Karsog and many more, Mandi is popular with trekkers. Mandi is one of the few places where Bandy, a sport similar to ice hockey, is played. Various religious sites in and around Mandi have made the region sacred for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists alike.
Behold some old palaces and exquisite form of colonial architecture. With a blend of warm and cold weather, the city housing the lakes and gardens provide for its travellers a breath of fresh air. Mandi is must on your north India itinerary which never fails to enchant its visitor.
Mandi is best known for its local handicrafts which also includes the silver jewellery. One can take back these handicrafts as a souvenir back home.Plan out the visit during Mahashivratri to witness the colourful processions.
Don’t forget to try out Sepu wadi, the most famous delicacy of Mandi. A local meal comprises sweet, salty and sour delicacies. Barot is a popular destination for fishing and angling.