The historic town of Mandi is built along the banks of the river Beas.
This one time capital of the princely state of Mandi is a fast developing town that still retains much of its original charm and character.
Today, it is a district headquarters and an important commercial centre.
Mandi is renowned for its 81 old stone temples and their enormous range of fine carving, it is often called the ‘Varanasi of the Hills’.
The town has remains of old palaces and notable examples of ‘colonial’ architecture.