About 6km from the town of Pandoh is the stunning sight of the Pandoh Dam which provides a sight for the sore eyes. This is one of the best places to visit in Manali if you are looking to spend time in a virgin, unexplored place. The dam is built over the Beas River and lies in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.
It is a part of the hydroelectric energy generation project of India. The dam is surrounded by tall pine trees and the verdant green hills of the Himalayas. Although swimming and water activities are banned in the catchment areas, you can still enjoy the greenery and scenic beauty around the dam.
The dam can be easily reached by road as a rough road leads right up to the dam. However, prior permission from authorities is required to visit the dam. The place is ideal for weekend treks, picnics, and a day outing. There is also a small island in the middle of the lake which is perfect for just relaxing with the sight of cool water all around you!
The dam is especially suited for the click-happy photo lovers out there who want to catch a sight of nature in all its glory. The sight of the blue and green water reservoir surely makes up for some great shots.