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  • Several tall bridges cross the two pretty rivers, connecting the forested mountains and Mandi town. width:640;;height:480
  • Central Mandi is a chaotic hodge-podge of brightly colored buildings and temples. width:640;;height:480
  • This cute Pepto-bismol-pink temple adorns Mandi's central market square. width:626;;height:480
  • Another view of Mandi's unique market temple. width:346;;height:480
  • Town is centered around this attractive sunken garden, which is lined on all sides by two stories of hallways filled with shops, all set below street level. width:640;;height:480
  • During Dewali Festival extra vendors set up around Mandi plaza selling all sorts of colorful festival goods. width:630;;height:480
  • Women string flower necklaces for sale during Dewali. width:640;;height:453
  • A colorful shop set along one of Mandi's many narrow stone alleyways. width:640;;height:480
  • More bright Dewali decorations on sale at the market area. width:360;;height:480
  • This shop owner requested his photo amidst his colorful festival merchandise. width:360;;height:480
  • River view from Mandi's famous Victoria Bridge, named during the British Raj in honor of Queen Victoria. width:640;;height:480
  • Stately Victoria Bridge is primarily a pedestrian bridge as it's much too narrow for cars. width:640;;height:437
  • View of Mandi town from the far end of Victoria Bridge. width:360;;height:480
  • One of Mandi's famous ancient temples, built more than 1400 years ago. width:640;;height:480
  • Close-up of one temple tower. width:360;;height:480
  • ...and the other tower. width:328;;height:480
  • Many colorful temples are hidden along Mandi's narrow streets. width:347;;height:480
  • Bull statues are common at Shiva temples since the bull is Lord Shiva's animal vehicle. width:640;;height:475
  • An especially bright and ornately carved temple tucked down one of Mandi's narrow stone roads. width:640;;height:480
  • Another vibrant Hindu temple. width:366;;height:480
  • A completely different temple design along one of Mandi's narrow alleys. width:360;;height:480
  • A handsome stone bull statue stands at the entrance to this old temple. width:338;;height:480
  • Another ancient stone temple overlooking the Beas River on the edge of town. width:255;;height:480
  • Many of Mandi's ancient temples are legally protected and preserved by the Indian government. They are marked by these signs. width:360;;height:480
  • ...such as this ornately carved stone temple. width:346;;height:480
  • ...with its atmospheric interior, here decorated for Dewali. width:618;;height:480
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