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Mandi & Palampur
Himachal Tours » Himachal Tourist Places » Mandi & Palampur

Mandi is a historic town which is also the gateway to the Kullu valley. Mand is on the short route to Tibet. This place offers the better option for break journey to the Kullu valley. This place is renowned for 81 old stone carved temples and thats why this place is called 'Varanasi of the Hills'.

Places of interest
Triloknath Shiva Temple:

The temple is built in Nagari style with a tiled roof. The temple of Lord Shiva is depicted as the lord of the three worlds with the five faces or "Panchvakhra" expressing his five aspects.

Bhutnath Temple

This temple is as old as the town itself, dating back to the 1520's. Inside the temple there is Nandi or god Shiva's pet bull facing the ornamental double arch building. The festival of Shivratri is a major event in this place and Bhootnath Temple is its focal piont.

Syamakali Temple

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.

Ardhanarishvara Temple

This 7th century old temple is famous for its architecture. The figure of the deity, Lord Shiva is here with the composition of both male and female.

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