PLACES NEAR MANDI
Triloknath Shiva Temple
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.
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.
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.
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.
km from Mandi ,Jogindernagar is the terminus of narrow gauge line from Pathankot-Jogindernagar.
A journey from Jogindernagar to Barot in the interior of Mandi district, on
the haulage trolley is thrilling. Bassi power station is 5 km. and next to it
is 'Macchial' considered to be a sacred spot. It is worth a visit on account
of Shanan Hydel Project built by the Britishers Pandoh Dam, Slapper Hydel Project,
Rock Salt Mines at Gumma and Darang are other attractions around the main town.
23 km from Jogindemagar is this exquisite temple where Lord Shiva is worshipped
as Vaidyanath `The Lord of Physicians'. The original temple was built in 804
A.D. Hero king Ravana is said to have supplicated Lord Shiva for the boon of
12 km from Jogindernagar is this enchanting spot atop a hill. Surrounded by
a thick deodar forest, the ruins of the summer palace of the Mandi rulers is
located here. And the vistas it unfolds are breath taking.
40 km by road from Jogindernagar, and 12 km by the haulage trolley, Barot packs
an enormous range of out door activity. The reservoir of the power project is
located here, and there is a trout breeding centremaking it a wonderful place
for angling. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu wild life sanct~ary home to the
ghoral, Himalayan black bear and a variety of pheasants.
deep in a scenic valley and surrounded by hills. It is located on the right
bank of river Satluj at an altitude of 656 meters. This natural sulphur spring
is pure and has curative power for various kings of bodily ailments. The water
level of the spring keeps changing with the fluctuation in the water level of
the river. Tatta-pani means hot water.
Kamru Nag Lake
Resting resort for trekkers at a height of 3,334 metres above sea level on Mandi
- Karsog road.
Places near Mandi Reservation Form