Mandi situated at a height of about 2000ft above sea level, is about 165 km from Simla the capital of Himachal Pradesh and 225 km from Pathankot. Buses ply regularly between Simla and Mandi via Bilaspur and between Pathankot and Mandi via Kangra.
Guru Gobind Singh was invited by Raja Sidh Sen of Mandi, to stay at his palace. But the Guru preferred to stay on the bank of the river. Inside the river there was a big stone, on which, the Guru used to hold his darbar. This stone can be seen even today. A beautiful Gurdwara has been built at the site. Some sacred relics of the Guru have been preserved in the Gurdwara. They include a cot and a rifle. Gurdwara Padal Sahib - Mandi formerly the capital of a hill state of the same name, is now a district town in Himachal Pradesh. Guru Gobind Singh once visited Mandi on the invitation of its ruler Siddh Sen. While the Guru pitched his camp outside the town, the ladies of his household were accommodated in the Ruler's palace. Two Shrines were established here, one inside the palace and the other at the site of the Guru's camp. The inner Shrine is maintained by the erstwhile ruling family. The other one near the bank of the River Beas is called Gurdwara Padal Sahib. It was endowed with a land grant in Balh vikllage by Sardar Lahina Singh MAjithia, governor of this region under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Its building was reconstructed by Sardar Dina Nath, chief secretary of mandi State, in 1926
Gurudwara Guru Gobind Singh Sahib is situated in the Mandi Town. It is situated on the National Highway no 21 on Mandi-Kullu. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib came to this place on invitaion from Mandi ruler Raja Sidh Sen. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib stayed pitched his tent here and Mata ji's were accomodated in the Rulers Palace. The Inner place is mantained by the Rulers family. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib stayed here for 6 Months 19 days. When Guru Gobind Singh Sahib was about to leave Mandi, One day Raja Sidh Sen requested Guru Gobind Singh Sahib that he's leaving Mandi. Who will save us from Aurangzebs Cruelty. At that moment Guru Gobind Singh Sahib was aiming on Clay Pitcher in River Beas. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib fired on pitcher and it got an whole and was saved and still floating in River. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib said
"JAISE BACHI YE HANDI VAISE BACHEGI TERI MANDI JO MANDI KO LUTENGE AASMANI GOLE CHUTENGE "
There are Guru Gobind Singh Sahib's belongings which are still preserved here.
1) Holy Bed.
2) Holy Rawab.
3) Holy Gun.
4) Holy Gun Kuppy.
5) Holy Talai (Matterss).
Theres also an rock in River Beas on which Guru Gobind Singh Sahib used to meditate daily during his stay in Mandi.