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Set against the backdrop of majestic hills and the clear and pristine Beas River, Naggar near Manali is home to a tiny slice of history, in the form of the Naggar castle. Once used as the residence of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu, the castle is a fine blend of traditional Himalayan and European architecture. With majestic fireplaces, beautifully built staircases, and meticulous wood and stone works, the Naggar Castle is a must-visit when you're in Manali. The castle is now converted into a heritage hotel.  Naggar also has a famous folk art museum and a hot water spring that tourists shouldn't forget to visit.


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Unique Architectural Style of Naggar

Naggar Castle is one of the biggest attractions of Naggar. Built around 1460 AD by Raja Sidh Singh, Naggar Castle has an ethnic gothic style to it. It is very rooted to the Himalayan style, as is shown by the use of timber and stones in the creation of the castle.The stonework of Naggar Castle is very rare and hard to find in other parts of India. The fireplaces, staircases and gorgeous interiors of the Naggar castle make it a delight for the visitor.

It's an abode to Jagatipatt Temple. The architectural style of the temple is quite similar to the castle. There has been extensive use of woodwork for the creation of the castle and the temple. In fact, Naggar Castle has attracted Bollywood to its door, as it has been featured in the Bollywood movie 'Jab We Met'.

Restaurants and Local Food in Naggar

The cuisine in Naggar isn't exactly elaborate and your options can get a bit limited. You would find small eating joints here serving Himachali and North Indian cuisine. For more variety, one can travel to more popular towns nearby.
Himachali cuisine is very simple in structure, but does have some unique delicacies, that are almost exclusive to the state. A staple meal will consist of Chapati, dals, vegetable gravy and curd. The traditional delicacies here include Sidu, Bhature, Patrodu, Vada, Sattu, Kodra Roti, Jatu (Red rice) and more.
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Suggested Itinerary for Naggar

Day 1- Reach Naggar and spend some time in local sightseeing and shopping in the market. Head towards the Naggar castle and be in awe of the architectural style of this town. Step into Jagatipatt temple that is situated in the castle. End the day by visiting Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum.
Day 2- Get ready for spiritual exposure. First, visit the beautiful Dagpo Shedrup Ling Monastery. Then, head towards the infamous Gauri Shankar Temple of Naggar. Wrap up the day by visiting Tripura Sundari Temple.


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What is famous about Naggar?

One of the least-explored villages of Himachal Pradesh. At close proximity from major hill stations like Manali and Kasol. Good road connectivity. Presence of ancient temples with unique architectural style.

What is not so good about Naggar?

Naggar has no bus stand or railway station. It doesn't have any adventure activity. Lack the energy and enthusiasm that other nearby hill stations carry.

Who should visit Naggar?

If you are interested in exploring the villages of Himachal Pradesh, Naggar is for you. This place is for all those people who like exploring the natural beauty of the Himalayas, away from the crowded mall roads, cafes and hotels.

What is the best time to visit Naggar?

The ancient-looking settlement of Naggar has been a source of awe and attraction for tourists from a long time. The beautiful village of Naggar is an all-season favourite of explorers. The summers are bright and enjoyable. Accommodations are easily available, and the weather is pleasant. During the monsoon, the ambience turns foggy, and Naggar looks like a place straight out of a fairytale. In the winters, the temperature drops, and the entire area becomes white due to the snowfall. For an average tourist, the weather might not be easy to endure, but if you are an explorer, the winters of Naggar will introduce you to a different side of Himachal Pradesh.

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What is the local food in Naggar?

The cuisine in Naggar isn't exactly elaborate and your options can get a bit limited. You would find small eating joints here serving Himachali and North Indian cuisine. For more variety, one can travel to more popular towns nearby.
Himachali cuisine is very simple in structure, but does have some unique delicacies, that are almost exclusive to the state. A staple meal will consist of Chapati, dals, vegetable gravy and curd. The traditional delicacies here include Sidu, Bhature, Patrodu, Vada, Sattu, Kodra Roti, Jatu (Red rice) and more.
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What is the best way to reach Naggar?

There is no airport or railway station in Naggar. The closest airport is Kullu-Manali Airport at Bhuntar. The closest train station is at Joginder Nagar. Both the airport and the railway station are well-connected to Manali, and you can quickly reach Naggar from there. HRTC buses go to Manali. You can also ride a private Volvo or semi-deluxe buses.
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What are the things to do in Naggar?

The top things to do in Naggar are Naggar Castle, Trekking and Fishing, Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery, Gauri Shankar temple, Jagatipatt temple. You can see all the places to visit in Naggar here

What are the places near Naggar?

The top places near to Naggar are Manali which is 13 km from Naggar, Kasol which is located 18 km from Naggar, Kullu which is located 18 km from Naggar, Shimla which is located 112 km from Naggar, Mcleodganj which is located 82 km from Naggar

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