Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh
Once the capital of the ancient Kullu kingdom, Naggar, at a majestic 6,108 ft above sea level, offers a visually diametric feast...calming snow capped mountains in the distance and the turbulent Beas slicing through the landscape far below...
The village is respondent with houses built in the traditional style - timber bonded walls, with alternate courses of dry stone and beams of deodar or spruce wood. The 16 th century Naggar castle, typifies this traditional Naggar architecture as do temples dotted through the village, built in shikara (mountain peak) and pagoda styles with intricate stone and wood-carvings.
As inviting as the homes are on the exterior, warmer are the people within...stay with a Himachali family, learn of their rich heritage, wide range of handicrafts, colourful traditional costumes of flowing woolen garments worn with many silver ornaments...
See & Do
Visit the Roerich Art Gallery, which houses the paintings of Nicholas Roe rich, artist, author and thinker who made Naggar his home. Take in the details of intricate stone and wood work: on a leisurely walk through the village. Get adventurous! Go trekking, para-gliding, river-rafting and skiing. Discover wood and metal craft as it is practiced today. Delight in the warmth of woolen handicrafts - shawls, stoles, socks and pattu, woven by hand in traditional patterns. Tuck into orchard-fresh seasonal fruits: apples, pears, peaches, plums, apricots and kiwi fruit. Enjoy festivities at the annual Naggar fair (Apr), held at the village amphitheatre.
- Airports: Bhuntar (32km), Kangra airport at Gaggal (200km)
- Rail links: Joginder Nagar (120km), Kiratpur (200km),
- Una (260km)
- Road: NH 21from New Delhi (570km)
- Range of home stays with local families
- Three hotels within 50 mts of the Naggar Castle
- On the Spot
- Contact: Rajesh Sharma, Society for Advancement of Village Economy (SAVE)
- Tel: 01905.229147, +91.94180.93089
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com