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About Mandi Climate<< CMEA-2018

Dr. Subhamoy Sen
Course Coordinator
School of Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
Kamand-175075 , Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
Contact: +91-1905-267277(O)

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About Mandi & its Climate

Mandi is a picturesque town situated in the mid Himalayas at the geographical centre 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 an 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 February is expected to be cold and sunny.

How to reach:
Road: Mandi is well connected by road. One can reach Mandi by a 6 hour road journey from Chandigarh that is at distance of 200 km. Regular Volvo overnight bus service is also available from ISBT (Kashmiri Gate), New Delhi to Mandi. The journey takes 10-12 hours. Shimla, Pathankot, Dharamsala, Kullu and Manali are all connected to Mandi by road. Mandi is situated at the centre of Himachal Pradesh. All buses passing from north to south and from east to west in Himachal Pradesh touch Mandi.
Air: The nearest airport is Bhuntar (Kullu) about 57 km from IIT Mandi Campus. Flights are available from New Delhi and Chandigarh (subject to weather conditions).
Rail: 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 service to Mandi. From Pathankot the narrow-gauge railway connects Joginder Nagar, which is 55 km from Mandi via road.