Saturday 30 July 2011

Sunset at Mandi

This beautiful red sky sunset was at a place called Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Sunset from the balcony of my hotel
Mandi is a small town with a population of just about 60,000 persons. It is located at a height of about 2461 feet above sea level. It can be quite hot during day time even in early winters but nights are cool to cold in winters. From my hotel not only could I view the mountains all around but look down upon the river Beas as the hotel is located almost at the heighest location in Mandi.

Tarna Devi Temple, Mandi

The temple of Tarna Devi situated atop the Tarna hills is quite famous here but when I went there to see this ancient temple there was not much ancient looks to it as the people who manage it has painted it in gory colours and it did not appeal to me at all. Of course the only good thing reaching the temple site was to get views of the town and nearby areas from another angle.