Revered as Choti Kashi and/or Varanasi of the Hills, Mandi is home to 81 ancient temples dedicated to various gods and goddesses dotted along the Beas River. In addition to being a holy town, Mandi is the headquarter for Mandi district and wears the traces of colonial past in few monumental buildings and the historic Victoria bridge, which connects the old Mandi with the new Mandi market.