The 2001 Census has recorded a population of 9.01 lakhs. The people of Mandi follow an agrarian economy and cultivate rice, pulses, millets, tea, sesame seed, groundnut, sunflower oil and herbal products.
The quintessential hill station with its quaint culture attracting tourists from all over the world is located 50 km from the capital city of Shimla. The notable tourist spots of Mandi include the stunning Rewalsar Lake with its floating islands, the Prashar lakes with its exotic pagodas and the hydroelectric plant at Jogindernagar. Besides Sundernagar, renown for housing Asia's largest hydroelectric project, the Beas- Sutlej project and the treeking zones of Janjheli with its picture postcard chiaroscuro are also worth visiting.
|Total /Rural/ Urban||Population||Child Population in the age group 0-6||Literates|
|Facts of Mandi District|
|Tehsils||Mandi, Chachyot, Thunag, Karsog, Jogindernagar, Padhar, Ladbhadol, Sundernagar, Sarkaghat, Balh|
|Lok Sabha Constituencies||Mandi, Hamirpur|
|Assembly Constituencies||Karsog (SC), Sundernagar, Nachan (SC), Seraj, Darang, Jogindernagar, Dharampur, Mandi, Balh (SC), Sarkaghat|
|Languages||Hindi, English, Pahari, Mandyali|
|Travel Destinations||Bhootnath Temple, Rewalsar Lake, Prashar Lake, Pandoh Dam, Macchial Lake etc.|
|Government Colleges/Universities||Vallabh Government College, Government College (Kasrog), Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Noble College of Education, Himachal Dental College, Industrial Training Institute etc.|
Last Updated on : January 23, 2015