Seeking for a tourist spot to enjoy the tour? If so, Naggar, literally the ‘Learned Man’, which is located in the Kullu district in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, is regarded as one of the most preferred tourist spots in this mountainous state.
Being a settlement in the Kullu district in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Naggar, which falls as a stopover, is a hill town. Being a must visit during the tour of Kullu and Manali, this hill town has been the capital of the Kullu Rajas in 1460 A.D., is home to several points of interest.
Points of Interest in and around Naggar
There are a number of points of interest in and around Naggar. The detail of them is following:
Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery
The Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, which is situated in the town of Naggar, is counted among the top art museums of India. Besides having several charming art galleries, this museum, which is a must visit for art lovers, also has the car of Nicolas Roerich. While paying a visit to the art gallery, endowed with the masterpieces of the famous painter, you can take the fine natural glimpse overlooking the amazing buildings of Naggar. This charming museum is housed in a breathtaking old mansion of Roerich above the valley of Kullu.
Constructed in 1460 A.D. in the architectural style of Himalayan and European, the Naggar Castle, which is situated amidst the fascinating forested hills, an ancient glorious edifice. This castle, which has served as the residence of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu, is built of wood and stone. In 1978 A.D., this charming castle was converted into as rest house and at present it is a heritage hotel, operated by the HPTDC. Near this glorious castle, you can take the fine glimpse of the sacred Beas River, flowing near it.
Famous Temples in Naggar
Naggar is home to several famous temples such as the Vasuki Nag Temple, the Tripura Sundri Temple, the Gauri Shanker Temple, Jagatipatt Temple, and Krishna Temple.
Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery
Constructed in 2005 A.D., the Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery, which is dedicated to His Holiness Dalai Lama, also offers some of the most mesmerizing glimpses and the backdrops of the region. This charming monastery, which is the symbol of Buddhism and Spirituality, is a new addition to the list of the tourist attractions in Naggar.
During your visit to Naggar, you would also find several fruit shops. From these shops, you can purchase fresh, luscious and tasty fruits.
How to Get There
This hill town is situated at a distance of 26 km from the main town of Kullu, 22 km from Manali, 246 km from Shimla, and 589 km from Delhi.
Overall, it can be undoubtedly said that Naggar is one of the most preferred tourist spots in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. If you are also desirous to visit this tourist spot, you can book Kullu Manali Tour Packages from Pune. All of these holiday packages, which are available at reasonable prices, can also be customized according to the choice of the clients.