About Mandi & its Climate
Mandi is a small scenic beautiful town at the center of Himachal Pradesh. A few hours before the Himalayan resorts Kullu and Manali in Himachal Pradesh, once considered ‘the end of the habitable world’. The town has both mythological and historical significance and boasts of a unique temple architecture. It is also referred to as Chhota Kashi as there are many ancient temples in the city and on the banks of river Beas. The river Beas flows through the town and hills, which makes this town more scenic.
Weather at Mandi:
The weather at Mandi in May is expected to be pleasant.The maximum and minimum temperatures during May month are 38.8 & 23.30C, respectively. The months July to September are the season for rainfalls.
How to reach:
Road: Mandi is well connected by road to other places. From Chandigarh (200 km) one can travel by road to Mandi via Bilaspur. This would take about 5-6 hours. Shimla, Pathankot, Delhi, Dharamsala and Manali are all connected to Mandi by road. Mandi is actually the heart of Himachal since all buses passing from north to south and from east to west touch Mandi, making reaching Mandi a not so challenging option.
Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar (Kullu) about 57-km from Mandi.
Train: The nearest railway stations are Joginder Nagar and Shimla by narrow gauge train, Chandigarh and Kalka by broad gauge train which are connected by regular bus services. From Pathankot the narrow gauge railway connects Joginder Nagar, which is 55-km from Mandi.