Naggar Castle in Manali
Naggar Town Located in, amidst breathtaking forested hills, the Naggar Castle is a historical magnificent edifice. Naggar was the former capital of Kullu. It was founded by Raja Visudhpal and continued as a headquarters of the State until the capital was transferred to Sultanpur (Kullu) by Jagat Singh in 1460. Made of stone and wood, this palace served as the residence of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu. It was built in AD 1460 in an impressive amalgamation of European and Himalayan architecture. Fireplaces, fitting staircases, and magnificent stone and wood works grace the castle's interiors. There are three small shrines within the premises, each holding immense religious importance. For art lovers, Naggar Castle has incredible art pieces on display. In the year 1978, the castle was converted into a rest house, and more recently into a heritage hotel that is run by Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC). Worth-mentioning are the paintings of Nicholas Roerich- the famous Russian painter. As souvenirs, you can take home traditional items like wall hangings, coasters and artefacts bearing imprints of Roerich's paintings from here. Today this ancient and beautiful Palace is a popular tourist spot.
The Beas is a holy River flows close to the castle, adding beauty and sanctity to it. No trip to Manali is actually complete if you don't pay a visit to this attraction.
Naggar Castle - The Old Capital of Kullu
Kullu-Manali Airport at Bhuntar: 35 km
Kullu town: 25 km
Manali town: 20 km
Delhi is 530 km
Shimla - 240 km.
HP Tourism Naggar Castle is an inbound centric mid-segment heritage type hotel at Naggar, Himachal Pradesh 14 kms from Manali.
Reasons To Visit
Heritage hotel run by HP Tourism which was once a medieval castle built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu around 1460 A.D
Spacious rooms with TV and modern amenities
Restaurant serving Indian, Continental, Chinese and Himachali cuisines
Recommended for off-beat and heritage travellers to Naggar
There is art museum attached to the hotel
Located 21 kms from Manali and 1 km from Naggar
Parking is available
Naggar (20 kms from Kullu and Manali) on the left bank of the Beas River and offers commanding views of the surrounding mountains and is base point for many adventure activities in the area.
How to reach Naggar: While coming from Delhi/Chandigarh, you should get down at Kullu and then board one of the busses to Naggar. There are frequent busses (Once in hour) those ply between Kullu and Naggar. Kullu to Naggar is some 22 km and takes 1 hour (24 INR). Alternatively you can also get down at Patlikuhal which lies between Kullu and Manali on the main highway. You can either get busses or shared jeeps from Patlikuhal to Naggar.
Approvied By Govt. of Himachal Tourisam