One hour drive from Mandi, Rewalsar is located on the attractive mountain spur. This outstanding location will take you to the most amazing Rewlasar Lake that is surrounded by woodland and high hills and presents a variety of natural magnificence and is famous for floating islands of Reed. The eloquent spot is sacred for Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs and is well known for the presence of great Indian teacher and tantric Padmasambhava who further became the Tibetan Guru Rimpoche. Guru Padmasambhava is so famous in Rewalsar since he influenced the Buddhism in Tibet. It is believed that the Rewalsar Lake beholds the sacred spirit of this great saint.
Rewalsar is famous for different monasteries, Gurudwaras and temples. There are two Tibetan monasteries at the either ends of the Lake. The Gurudwara located in Rewalsar was built in 1930 by Raja Joginder Sen of Mandi. It commemorates Guru Gobind Singh's visit, when he sought to evolve a common strategy with the hill rulers against the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The visitors will be mesmerized to find three Hindu temples dedicated to the sage Lomas, Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva.
The most attractive feature of Rewalsar is the presence of a mini zoo that maintains variant and attractive species of wild creatures.
Rewalsar is 25 km away from Mandi and is easily approachable via buses, taxis available at Mandi.
In winters the temperature reaches near to the freezing point and thus heavy woolens are needed while travelling but summers are so mild and pleasant to carry mild woolens preferable the cotton stuffs. Thus this location is amazing for both winter and summer vacationers (preferably if the vacationers want to enjoy the severe winters and snowfall).