Sun. Nov 28th, 2021

Mysterious Himachal

Land of God & Faith

Naggar- Gem in the Valleys of Himachal Manali

Naggar Manali

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Naggar is an old town in the Kullu region of Himachal Pradesh and also has a definitely mystical appeal. Its appeal could be credited to the majestic deodars lining the landscape, snow-capped mountains, razor-thin falls, and also a tranquil environment. The charming town Naggar has located 24 km from Manali, near the bank of Beas River. Naggar has actually been capital of Rajas for over 1400 years, till it was transferred to Sultanpur, now referred to as Kullu in 160 AD. A special mix of nature, society, heritage, as well as background, Naggar is the ideal unique destination in Himachal Pradesh.

Naggar Castel

Constructed 500 years back, the Naggar Castle is a testimony to the marvellous days of Naggar. The Castle was converted into a rest house, a hundred years back and in 1978 this old building was handed over to HPTDC to run as a heritage hotel. This middle ages castle was built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu around 1460 A.D. The hotel overlooks the Kullu Valley and apart from the spectacular view and superb location, this has a flavour of authentic western Himalayan architecture. Here, a gallery houses the paintings of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich. Naggar also has three other old shrines. Hotel Castle is a unique medieval stone and wood mansion, once the home to the Raja of Kullu and now an HPTDC Heritage hotel.