A landscape tinted by a golden sunsets over silvery snow.
Mandi District of today is the conglomeration of mainly Mandi and
Mandi town itself (760m) is a very old town built around a sunken garden, first of its type in this side of the country. Old bazaars, and exquisitely sculpted stone temples of Panchvaktra, Ardhnariswar, Trilokinath and Bhootnath attract the eyes of any beholder. Shyamakali temple at Tarna hill is a 17th century shrine and its surroundings present a panoramic view of the town. Mandi has one of the oldest degree; colleges in the State and a big playground 'paddal' in front of it. The festival of "Shivratri" and a football tournament during rains are the great attractions of the town when 'puddle' hums with activities.
Mandi is also called Varanasi of Hills.