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.
Access to Mandi/ How to get to Mandi
Mandi does not have an airport. Bhuntar Airport at Kullu is the adjoining airport, 60 km away. Cities like Shimla, Chandigarh, Dharamsala, Delhi, and Pathankot are well fastened to Kullu by air. Taxis are accessible from Kullu to reach Mandi.
Joginder Nagar is the proximate railway station at a distance of 50 km.Taxis are easily available from Joginder Nagar to get as far as Mandi.
Mandi has excellent road connectivity. There are well-ordered buses from different major cities of the country to Mandi.Buses are run by HPTDC and private operators that connect Mandi to most of the major towns in the state like Palampur, Manali, and Dharamsala. State-owned and private buses also connect Delhi and Chandigarh to Mandi. Local buses are ready for use every hour to reach Rewalsar.
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