Welcome to Naggar
High on the east side of the Kullu Valley, sleepy Naggar was once capital of the Kullu kingdom and is perhaps the most charming village in the valley today. Russian painter and explorer Nicholas Roerich (Nikolai Rerikh) liked it so much he settled here in the early 20th century. It's an easy day trip from Manali, but with interesting sights and fine walks (including the Chandrakani Pass trek to Malana in the Parvati... Read More
Top experiences in Naggar
Explore Rural Life: Naggar Village Day Tour from Manali
Your guide picks you up at your hotel in Manali for the drive to Naggar. Upon arrival, hear about the traditions and cultural heritage of this village, and visit Naggar Castle, built by Raja Bhosal and today a hotel. Next, visit Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, dedicated to the Russian artist who lived in Naggar for nearly 20 years until his death in 1947. His property has been converted into a gallery of his paintings. Then make a stop for lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to Gauri Shankar Temple, a pyramidal structure on a raised platform, with a square base and dome above. Look at the engraved stones, and see the idol of Gauri Shankar protected inside. After the temple visit, get a glimpse of rural life and day-to-day activities of the local people before being transferred back to your hotel, where your tour ends.
4-Day Sightseeing Mountain Bike Tour in Kullu Valley
Day 1:Starting from the pretty village of Vashisht, we will cycle mostly downhill alongside the raging Beas River until we reach Nagar Castle where we will stop to have some lunch. From Nagar it is 14km to Jana Waterfall where we will camp tonight in a beautiful and very old pine forest. At Jana we have the opportunity to try some typical Himachali food including red rice, ghee and siddhus. Day 2:Begin your day with cycling towards Biji MahaDev. On the way we will cycle past lots of green apple orchards and typical villages with intricately carved wooden houses bearing heavy stone roofs. You will see many villagers wearing traditional Himachali dress tending to their animals. When we reach our resting point for the night, you will be blown away by the impressive views of the whole Kullu Valley. We will also visit the Shiva temple here.Day 3:We wake up surrounded by amazing Himalaya views and get back on our bikes and begin to cycle back towards Naggar. When we reach Nagar we will take the chance to explore it properly and visit the local art gallery, some nearby temples and take a short walk up to a great mountain view point. We will spend the night in a comfortable guesthouse here tonight.Day 4:After breakfast it is time to head back to Manali. This is going to be the most challenging section of uphill cycling. When you get tired, you always have the option to jump in to the back support vehicle.