Information on Mandi:
The merger of two princely states Mandi and Suket on 15th April 1948 brought the origin of Mandi today. It was formed when the State of Himachal Pradesh came into existence. There hasn’t been any change in the jurisdiction of Mandi ever since it came into existence.
The rowdy bazaar town of Mandi (meaning ‘market’), at the intersection of main roads from Dharamsala, Shimla, and Kullu is not a tourist town, and it has a syrupy air memoirs of the plains. But it’s stippled with 81 temples, many of them being antique Shaivite sanctums, and it’s fun traversing these down along the banks of the Beas River and in the bazaars of Mandi.
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