Wikimedians of North India/Meetups/Cultural /Natural Heritage Mapping of Mandi Area-June 2019

Cultural /Natural Heritage Mapping ,People and landscape Nangal to Barot area-June 2019 is a photowalk event organised by Harvinder Chandigarh , the founder member of the User Group Wikimedians of North India .The event was conducted mainly to cover the Cultural and Natural heritage sites of the historically important Mandi (Himachal Pardesh) and other adjoing areas in this district such as Barot and Parasher etc.An effort was made to cover capture images of social life of people , landscape ,flora and fauna also.The photo walk tour was organised from Chandigarh therefore important objects and subjects on the way were also covered under the event.Mandi has many ancient templesit is also known as 'Chhoti (Small) Kashi'. Most of the temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Goddess Kali. There are many temples which the Archaeological Survey of India has declared 'protected monuments' due to their historical significance.


  • To take images of historically and culturally important sites and upload on Commons.
  • To create new content on Wikipedia.
  • To enrich the existing content on Wikipedia by adding relevant images to it .
  • To create awareness about Wikipedia in the the local community.

Reference periodEdit

The visit was conducted from 27th June 2019 to 30th June 2019.


Heritage sitesEdit



Parashar LakeEdit



People and life in Barot ValleyEdit

Traditionl Housing structure of BarotEdit

Enrichment to existing Content /articlesEdit