I was born in general hospital Mandi on 29th October, 1978. It is my maternal home. My mother (Smt. Snehlata Katoch) has spent her initial life in this place. Her all study is done form this city only. Mandi is a city situated on the bank of river Beas. Mandi is surrounded from all sides by the hills. Last week, I was in Mandi to see my maternal grandmother who died from massive brain stroke. Mandi is known as the Kashi ( a famous temple town of India) of Himachal Pradesh. Mandi has near about 81 renowned old stone temples which have lot of historical value. Mandi is a gateway to Kullu vellay because every one has to pass through Mandi to reach Kulu or Manali. Indira Market-Square is a popular market place of Mandi (can be seen in Photograph). I have lot my childhood memories attached with Mandi. Every year in summer vacations we used to come here for spending our vacations. Mandi can be termed as a spiritual and religious city for its clam, unique and various religious places. Mandi is good place to be covered in two or three days.
Photos by Arvind Katoch
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