There are some beautiful and enthralling places around the hill station of Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Here the mountain peaks and the surrounding greenery promise to enchant the visitors with their majestic beauty. Naggar, situated in the lap of the charming Kullu valley, is one such place.

The location of Naggar is exceptionally picturesque. It is set on a slope lavishly covered with lush green forest. The place provides a delightful view of the surrounding mountain peaks. Being situated on the left bank of the Beas, this tourist attraction commands an enthralling view of the river as well.

This place is also visited for its historical significance. It was the capital town of the Kulu state for about fourteen hundred years. The reminiscences of those glorious days are still preserved by the local people with much care and pride.

There are some majestic religious sites in and around Naggar. Most famous among them include those dedicated to Vishnu, Lord Krishna and Tripura Sundari. A large number of pilgrims visit Naggar every year.

Another very important attraction in Naggar of Manali is the old castle. Once this place used to be the residence of the royal personalities of Himachal Pradesh. This structure with immense architectural beauty is carefully preserved by the state government for the visitors.

On a trip to Naggar you can also visit the famous Roerich art gallery. This place is located at a distance of about one kilometer from the castle in Naggar.

Some of the most beautiful sculptures and paintings of Nicolas Roerich are displayed in this gallery of Naggar.

Last Updated on 14 June 2011