Naggar Castle

Fort in Naggar

Built by the rajas of Kullu around 1500, this fort-cum-mansion is a fine example of the earthquake-resistant, alternating-stone-and-timber style of Himachali architecture. Sold to the British assistant commissioner in 1846, it later became a courthouse and then, in 1976, a hotel.

The Jagti Patt Temple, inside, houses a 2.4m-long sacred stone slab said to have been carried here by a swarm of deities in the form of honey bees.