Naggar

About-Naggar
Vital Information for Visitors
Address:

Naggar Village, Manali,Disctrict-Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

Best Time to Visit :

Whole year except Monsoon (July & August)

Attractions:

Naggar Castle, Tripur Sundari Temple, Gauri Shankar

Temple, Vasuki Nag Temple, Treks, Buddhist Gompa

Entry Fees:

None / Free

Duration:

One Day

Naggar is a small village which is just 20 km away from Manali. The name Naggar literally means ‘The Learned Man’. It is well-appreciated because of the Nicholas Roerich art museum, housing an exhibition of famous artwork by the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich and his son. It is the most-cherished attraction of Naggar that needs to be seen. Moreover, it’s a home to some prominent temples such as Tripura Sundari Temple, Gauri Shanker Temple and Vasuki Nag Temple. The hit Bollywood movie Jab We Met made it a famous tourist destination in and around Manali. It offers stunning views of the River Beas flowing below and the snow-topped mountains in the distance. Nights at Naggar present superb sight of the mountains silhouetted against the blue-black night sky and the twinkling lights of the villages and moving motors far underneath. In brief, Naggar is a wonderful place to relax.

Moreover, the amazing town of Naggar has many attractions for sightseeing that stun a visitor at each turn. It has something for everybody: trekking for adventure fanatics, trout fishing for angling lovers and miles of natural landscape a paradise for nature fanatics and pictures lovers. While in Naggar, one can explore visit Tripura Sundari Temple, Jana Waterfall, Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar Castle and walks and treks. The viewers can also visit the Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery situated at the left bank of the river Beas, which was inaugurated by His Holiness Dalai Lama in 2005.

Built 500 years ago, the amazing castle of Naggar has been converted into a heritage hotel presenting a stunning riverside view of the Beas. The Naggar Castle is an incredible historic architecture. The fortress was constructed by using an outstanding combination of the European and Himalayan structure by Raja Sidhi Singh in 1460 AD. The northern wing of the Naggar castle was later turned to the European way of residing with the aid of installing fireplace in the vicinity, staircase, and chimneys. Later on, it was changed into a place used as a courtroom residence. In 1978, the castle was turned into a rest house and more recently, into a heritage hotel.

Naggar is located on the east side of the Kullu Valley. It was once known as the capital of the Kullu kingdom. It is perhaps the most amazing and eye-grabbing village in the valley today. It is merely 5 kms off the Chandigarh-Manali NH21. From Chandigarh, take the NH21 till Patlikuhal via Bilaspur, Sundernagar, Mandi, Pandoh, Kullu, Raison and Katrain. From Delhi, drive to Chandigarh via Karnal and Ambala. At Patlikuhal, turn right across the Beas to Naggar (5 km). The nearest railhead to Naggar is Chandigarh (301 km/8 hours) and nearest airport is Bhuntar (38 km/1 hour).

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