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Mandi

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mandi Mandi is almost the centre of Himachal, lying along the left bank of the river Beas in the foot hills of medium sized Shivalik ranges, Mandi at a height of 760 metres (2,495 ft) entails a rich heritage of culture, of both historical and theoligical significance. Comprising of the two erstwhile states of Mandi and suket, mandi derivesi name Mandi, or 'Market' from the Ladhakh traders who passed through it, on their way to Hoshiarpur. Here, in the days of yore, the pious rishi, Mandavaya, performed long and severe penance and practised unthinkable austerities on his body, on the right bank of the river Beas, near the present town, which, then took his name. Both stories indicate the age of the beautiful temple town, situated at the bottom of the valley, and with a hot climate, Surrounded by hills, clad in pines, there is a large plain which has grain fields and rochards, between Mandi and Sundernagar.

Rewalsar Lake

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rewalsarRewalsar Lake is square in shape having a shoreline measuring 735 m. This lake has dense vegetation in its surrounding. This lake has got certain legends attached to it. According to one legend, this lake was founded when king Arshadhara of Zahor punished saint Padmasambhava and his own daughter. The saint was said to be burnt alive in an isolated place. A smoke cover surrounded the place for about a week.

Naggar Castle

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naggar caslteThe medieval Naggar Castle, near Manali in India's northern state of Himachal Pradesh, has a long history. It was built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu around 1460 A.D. out of huge stones and wood.
Naggar Castle was converted into a rest house over 100 years agao, and in 1978 was handed over to the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation to run as The Castle Heritage Hotel.
The dance scene was filmed in the Castle's courtyard as well as in its backyard, which opens up to the valley.

Roerich gallery

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roerich galleryNicholas Roerich was a Russian who settled down in the beautiful hills of the Himalayas after the revolution of 1917. He was a gifted painter, who dreamt of unifying the world through art. Roerich Art Gallery is set amidst well-tended gardens and has the perfect setting for the display of art. The whole ambience beautifully captures the essence and beauty of Himalayas, just like the subtle strokes of the brush by an expert.

Devi Jaganathi Temple

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jaganathDevi Jaganathi Temple is a beautiful picnic spot at an altitude of 5,000 ft and at a distance of about 4.8 kms from Kullu. It can be covered through a bridle path.

Kaisdhar

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naldehraRenowned for its meadows, Kaisdhar is a picturesque picnic spot located 15 km from Kullu. It lies on the fertile plateau of Khajjiar and is dotted with lofty deodar trees.

Kasol

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kasolKasol is a small village. So small that one can walk the two ends in half an hour. Well-kept streets, simple houses and smiling local people. Welcome to Kasol, set in the centre of one of the most attractive states of India - Himachal Pradesh. Most of the tourist traffic rushes past, oblivious to the presence of this absolutely marvelous village. Manikaran, 5 kms away is the next major spot. It has hot water springs and a highly revered Gurdwara of the Sikh pantheon.