Victoria Bridge - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Victoria Bridge
The Victorian Suspension Bridge over the river Beas was built in 1877 A.D. It connects the Jawahar Nagar or Khaliar and Old or Purani Mandi areas to the main town. It was built at the cost of one lakh rupees or about $ 1700, during the regime of Raja Bijai Sen in 1877. He built the bridge with the help of the British Government which had granted protection to the state under a treaty after the Sikhs had invaded Mandi in 1840. The ropes of the bridge had been embedded with concrete under the rock
Attractions Near Victoria Bridge
11.55km from Victoria Bridge
This gurdara is dedicated to Guru Gobind Singh. The 10th Sikh guru. It is under his leadership that the Sikh community united and faught against the mugal ruler Aurangazeb.The Inner place is maintained by the Rulers family. When Guru Sahib was about to leave Mandi, Raja Sidh Sen asked him who would protect Mandi after his departure, who will save us from Aurangzeb's cruelty. The Raja asked his question just as the Guru aimed his banddukh at a clay pitcher floating down the river.
Parashar Lake temple
16.51km from Victoria Bridge
The lake is located at a height of 2730 m above sea level. With deep blue waters, the lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar and he is regarded to have meditated there. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and looking down on the fast flowing river Beas. This wooden temple has a pagoda style of architecture with intricate carvings of animals and serpents. As legend states, it is made of deodar wood. The region has emerged as a popular tourist destination besides being a pilgrimage site.
The Great Himalayan National Park
27.8km from Victoria Bridge
The Great Himalayan National Park offers a stunning experience of the Himalayan range. The landscapes are breathtaking, the ecosystems are well preserved and it shelters many ayurvedic plants and rare Himalayan animals like the Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Tahr, rare Himalayan Brown Bear, and the Phantom of the Mountains - the Snow Leopard. The colourful Western Tragopan (Jujurana) and the Monal Pheasant represent the birdlife.
28.89km from Victoria Bridge
The Kamrunag Lake is one of the many places on earth that baffles the intellect of an average human. It is not an ordinary lake but one that has uncountable wealth stored in its bed. Located in Mandi. the Kamrunag Lake is an oasis for a spiritually-parched soul.
Bijli Mahadev Temple
31.09km from Victoria Bridge
Bijli Mahadev Temple is one of the ancient and sacred temples in India. As the name suggests, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is very popular for trekking. It is said that the Bijli Mahadev Temple houses a Shiva Linga which was broken into pieces by lightning, that was brought back together and bounded by a temple priest using butter. The word around is that this repeats itself every year.
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