Pandoh Lake, 1,360 m high with deep blue water, is on the Mandi-Kullu road (
National Highway 21
) and is 25 km from Mandi
. It is a long and narrow lake and is the result of Pandoh Dam, which is across the Beas River
and whose main purpose is to divert the river for power generation.
Pandoh Lake is considered sacred as sage Prashar is believed to have meditated here. There is a three tired pagoda-style temple dedicated to the sage in the vicinity.
Sutlej River flows south of Pandoh Lake. Majestic views of snow-draped peaks and colorful festivals of the nearby villages make this an ideal tourist spot.