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Timings : 7:00 AM-10:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : INR 15 per person, Camera fee- INR 25

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Nicolas Reorich Art Gallery

Naggar Castle, Naggar Overview

The Castle in Naggar is a medieval mansion of wood and stone that overlooks the beautiful valley of Kullu. Built-in 1460 A.D, the castle is a unique blend of the Western and Himalayan style of architecture. This property of Raja Sidh Singh was converted into a heritage hotel by the government in 1978. 

The ancient masterpiece serves as both a rest house and a tourist attraction. It boasts of an art gallery which comprises of several paintings made by a Russian artist Nicholas Roerich. His private rooms and collectables are also on display. Not only this but the castle has even made an appearance on the silver screen as well. The song 'Yeh Ishq Haye' from the Bollywood movie 'Jab We Met' was shot in the vicinity of this castle. Do try the Garhwali food at the small restaurant located in the Naggar Castle complex.

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History and Architecture of Naggar Castle

Formerly, a residence to the Royal family, the Naggar castle was later occupied by British forces. It was built by Raja Sidh Singh in 1460 A.D. After being taken into the Englishmen's control; the castle went under certain modifications. An additional staircase, fireplaces, and chimneys are a few things that were added. The whole villa today stands as an amalgamation of English and Indian Architecture.
The unique mansion also houses a temple which could be seen in the courtyard. This is popularly known as Jagti Patt. Though with time several renovations took place, the castle has managed to keep its historical instinct alive.

How To Reach Naggar Castle

The castle is 23 km from Kullu and is well connected by road. Hence, you can easily reach the historical guest house by hiring a taxi.

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