Mandra commune is located at the foot of Fagaras Mountains and gathers under its administration five villages ? Toderita, Rausor, Ileni, Sona and Mandra, which origins go back to the XIIIth century. First attested by the documents in 1291, Mandra already had in 1400 about 1000 inhabitants. Across the time, they have developed on the river Olt?s banks a strong community, offering today countless opportunities.
The wet Zone
Agro-tourism has a significant evolution in the area; on river Olt a lake waiting to be populated with fishes is under construction. The hunting keens can satisfy their passion in the area, bordering the natural reserve ?The Wet Zone?, including Mandra Turfary, a protected area widely known as biodiversity.
Among the historical monuments distinguishes the orthodox church, built in 1779.
According to mayor Taflan Ioan Serban, the local public administration?s policy pursues the development of the food industry, the ecologic tourism and infrastructure. ?The area offers optimal conditions to develop the agro-tourism, the storage lakes and the touring area. Several foreign investors already showed their interest for the location?s potential. Thanks to the diversity of its flora and fauna, the natural reserve ?the wet zone? attracts many investors and researchers. We are always available for all those interested in contacting us? mayor of Mandra stated.
The Hunting Camera
One of the projects already started in Mandra area - ?The Promotion of Pictures Hunt in Romanian Carpathians? is designed to allow the foreign tourists to take pictures of wild animals during shooting trips. Instead of a real gun, the so-called hunter manipulates a camera. The project involves two touring agencies of Tevero holding, which already started the promotion activity. The targeted area is the natural reserve including Mandra Turfary, near Fagaras Mountains .