About Mandi-Himachal Pardesh
Kunt Bhayog Lake
One of the beautiful lake to visit in Mandi district is Kunt Bhayog Lake. This lake is known for its natural beauty. This lake is located at an elevation of 1700 meters above sea level. This lake is located in the town of Rewalsar. The deep blue water of this lake attracts thousands of tourists each year. The depth of this lake is located between 12 to 15 meters. The lush greenery all-around of this lake make you surprise. The calm and peaceful environments all-around of this lake is very helpful for attaining spiritual peace. A small zoo is also located in the vicinity of this lake which also attracts the attention of so many people. You can find various wildlife sanctuaries in this small zoo which helps you to make an attachment with nature. You can also find some stalls of food near to this lake where you can experience the taste of himachal. When you are at Himachal then you should visit this lake.
Bhima Kaali Temple
Stationed on the bank of river Beas, Bhimkali temple is an important religious site in Mandi. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Bhima Kali -an incarnation of Goddess Durga. There is a huge museum inside the temple which exhibits the exclusive images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. It is believed that this is the only sight on this earth which has witnessed the Great War between Lord Krishna against the demon Banasura. The myth further says that the head of the routed king Banasura was buried in façade of entry gate of the temple. Architecture of the temple is its sole attraction. There is a rich amalgamation of different sects-Hinduism and Buddhism in its building structure. Emerged out as the marvellous structure, Bhimakali Temple is adorned of wooden carvings bringing near to the people for the natural essence. Each and every carving on the walls of the temple depicts about the story of Goddess Bhima Kali. It is a mandatory practice for the tourist to visit the temple as it is considered as sacred. The Kali Puja is celebrated here with great zeal and enthusiasm. Also, the festival Udyapan Jag is in the row to celebrate just the once within 100 years
White water river-ratting facilities are offered by private operators at Pirdi near Kullu where a water sports centre has been set up to provide one stop water sports adventure solutions for the tourist. Rafting on stretches of the river Beas, where rapids of high grades can be negotiated, provides an exhilarating interlude for enthusiasts. Kayaking is possible at Panadoh Dam on the way to Mandi.
Right from enjoying a sluggish walk on terrains to jumping on the rocks, mountaineering accompanied by rock climbing can be really fun if done with precaution. The exceptional and serene landscapes of Himachal Pradesh along with the endeavouring beauty and the thrill it posses can make anyone go crazy. Himachal Pradesh is the best place in India to enjoy daring activities. Himachal Pradesh is completely synonymous with a great saying by Rudyard Kipling, 'Surely the gods live here; this is no place for men'. Climbing at an elevated topography requires great strength, physical and mental strength. Mountain climbers will have to take special permission from the tourism board to go for climbing in Himachal Pradesh. Mountaineering in Himachal PradeshThe mountain ranges of Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Chandra Bhaga in Himachal Pradesh are the best places to enjoy rock climbing and mountaineering in Himachal Pradesh. Some of the prominent rock-climbing sites are Shitidhar Mountain, Friendship Peak in the Pir Panjal Range, Patalsu Peak, Mount Hanuman Tibba, Seven Sisters, Mount Deo Tibba, and Beas Kund. Talking about mountaineering sites Chandratal and Malana glaciers are most popular among ice-climbers. For beginners, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports in Manali and Dharamshala is the place to learn new activities. Tourists can enroll for a short term training course to brace up their skills. The institute also includes a basic level course related to skiing and Paragliding as well. Here's a call for all the mountaineers! Don't wait further, get all the gears ready and go for a fun-filled expedition to Himachal Pradesh. Apart from the excitement and challenges thrown up by the terrain, the picturesque surroundings, and pleasant weather make Himachal Pradesh mountaineering a popular activity.