HOTEL MAMLESHWAR CHINDI- Himachal Pradesh
(Height : 1850 mtrs.)
Brief Description of the location:
Hill sides covered with thick forests, acres filled with apple orchards, small picturesque hamlets and remarkable views in all directions combine to make Chindi and the area around it, one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. This pocket is still off the beaten track and yet, has good facilities in terms of roads, small markets and accommodation. One of the most picturesque places in Himachal, this has wide valleys criss-crossed by streams and carpeted with ﬁelds of assorted vegetables and grain. From fertile ﬂoors, orchards and thick forests rise to touch snow covered peaks. The small villages and their age-old architecture give expression to the phrase ‘picture perfect’. Legends and folklore abound, and every one of the temples is a repository of local culture and an example of remarkable building skills. The area is well serviced by an extensive network of roads. Chindi is linked well with many of the established circuits with Shimla, with Kullu-Manali and with Rampur and Kinnaur.
- Karsog(1350 m). 16 km from Chindi: This is a sub- divisional administrative headquarter of Mandi district. Surrounded by wide steps offields, this village holds the main bazaar of the valley and serves as a focal point for the neighbouring villages. Agriculture is the mainstay of the area and it is well known for its wheat, corn, rice and a variety of lentils and beans.
- Temple of Mamleshwara Mahadev(1370m) This is 13 km from Chindi and 2 km from Karsog Bazaar in the village of Mamel. Local belief has it that the temple dates back to the times of the epic Mahabharata when it founded by the ‘Pandava brothers. And drawing on India’s other great epic, the Ramayana, it is regarded that after King Ravana of Lanka was killed by Bhagwan Rama, his soul could not be free till an image of Bhagwan Shiva was installed here—which was done by Rama with the use of supernatural powers. The sages Parshurama and Brighu are also regarded to have meditated at the spot. Using wooden sleepers of considerable girth, the temple is an attractive wood and slate structure and it is believed that the sacred fire in the temple has been kept burning from times immemorial – and that the level of the ashes never increases. There is an unusually large drum in the temple made with rhinoceros hide. Also shown on request, is a large grain of wheat supposedly dating back to the mythological times of the Satyuga. Some recently excavated shivalingas have been installed by the side of the temple. The Vijai Dashmi fair isheld here every year, around October. Other important festivals are Shivratri and the Nalwar fair.
- Temple of Kamakshya Mata (1400m) 17 km from Chindi, this ancient temple is located in the village of Kau. The goddess in this temple is regarded to be manifest at the spot due to the meditations and sacrifices of Lord Parshurama. Today,.the remarkable expression and the intensity of the eyes of the principal image cast in ‘ashtadhatu‘, the eight primary metals, has to be seen to be believed. The deity is depicted as the ‘Mahishasuramardini’ — the slayer of the demon Mahisha, who had stalked the world in the shape of a buffalo. Rebuilt in the original genre, the temple is a splendid example of local woodworking skills. Small chambers hold other images like those of Vishnu, Bhairav and Nag Pundari; a Shiva linga is also placed in the temple as is the ‘bedchamber‘ of the goddess. The true sanctum ofthe temple is said to be an underground chamber that is not accessible. The original stone image of the deity is regarded to be in this room. A large drum, similar to the one at Mamel is one of the noteworthy objects in the temple. Alocal story has it that the ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Suket, in whose territories the area fell, was pressuring the local people to join the British forces during the Second World War. The people were reluctant to do so and they feel that it was the intervention of the goddess that brought the War to an end and saved her people from being slain. A fair in June / July still celebrates the event. Dusshera is another major celebration in the temple.
- Kamrunag (3300m): 17 km from Chindi, Accessible by a trek route that goes from the village of Chowki located on the Chindi-Mano‘, road, this is one of Himachal‘s most remarkable shrines. The deity Kamrunag, has his temple atop a thickly forested hill and all offerings (which are coins and even gold and silver ornaments) are placed in a large water tank before the temple. The views all around are magnificent and display nature at its finest and most pristine. Considered to be a deity who can control rain. Kamrunag is supplicated bythe local people especially farmers. The Kamrunag Dhar is a series of interlocking hills and is one ofthe finest mid-altitude treks in the state. A large fair is held June every year at the shrine.
Package Cost per day:
Single Occupancy: Rs. 1568/- Double Occupancy: Rs. 3136/-
Single Occupancy: Rs. 1904 Double Occupancy: Rs. 3808/-
- Accommodation and food
- Daily Sanitization carried out inside the hotel
- Following all the SOP’s issued by Government.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Daily change of menu
- Group Bonfire
- Local sightseeing visit on extra demand
- GST inclusive
Note: This package is valid upto 31.03.2021.