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Naggar - A Serene Settlement


Naggar is a prominent tourist destination of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Historically, Naggar was an ancient town and the oldest capital of Kullu with naturalistic views, especially to the North West of the valley. The place was founded by King Visudhpal after which it continued as the state headquarters until King Jagat Singh transferred it to Sultanpur, now Kullu, in 1460 A.D.

Tourist Places In And Around Naggar

There are numerous sightseeing attractions in Naggar of which the most popular destinations are Jagatipatt and Naggar Castle. Constructed 500 years ago, the castle was later converted into a heritage hotel featuring a beautiful riverside view of the Beas.

Apart from this, the Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, housing an exhibition of famous paintings by the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich and his son, is an attraction of Naggar that must be seen.

Tourists can also visit the Dagpo Shedrupling Monastery located on the left bank of the river Beas, which was inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2005.

A prominent destination for spiritual travellers, Naggar is a town of numerous temples. Among them, the Tripura Sundari Temple, the Chamunda Bhagwati Temple and the Muralidhar Temple are famous for their architectural styles and festivals.

Activities In Naggar

Naggar is also a popular destination for adventurous activities like fishing, trekking, and river rafting. Fishing enthusiasts can undertake angling in the Beas River while those interested in Trekking can take it up at places like the Chanderkhani Pass, Jalori Pass and Pin Parvati Pass located at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas.

How To Reach Naggar

Travellers planning a trip to Naggar can easily reach the place by the major means of transport such as roads, railways and airways.

Best Time To Visit Naggar

The best season to travel to Naggar is during summers, which starts from April and last untill the month of July. Naggar also attracts tourists during the winter season as it provides them with the best opportunity to experience the cold climate there.

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How to Reach Naggar

  • By Road
    Naggar, situated 25 km to the northeast of Kullu and 21 km to the southeast of Manali is well connected with good roads to other regions of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Bus services are available from Naggar connecting neighbouring towns and cities.
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway station to Naggar is the Kiratpur Sahib Railway Station, a narrow gauge train line, which is situated at a distance of 205 km from Kullu. Travellers can avail bus services or taxis from the station to the destination. Trains to Naggar are also available from the Chandigarh station.
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  • By Air
    Bhuntar, located at a distance of approximately 32 km from the town of Naggar, is the nearest airport to the place. Regular flights from the cities of Chandigarh and Delhi connect the place to the rest of the country. The Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, connects international travellers to Naggar.
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