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If you are thinking about spending some beautiful days in a Himalayan Village then this is the village to be in. Amongst the heights of the himalayan tops and lush greenery with toppings of snow, there lies the village called the Naggar Village.

This calm and beautiful village is around 246 kms from Shimla, 589kms from Delhi, 26kms from maintown Kullu and just 12kms from Manali. And its accessible by road from all these places. What makes it a perfect Himalayan Village is the fact that it has a pleasent weather throughout the year.Its a beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh.

Once the Capital of Kingdom of Kullu, it has still the remains of the past in the form of Naggar Castle. Made by the King Sidh Singh in the 16th century, today the Naggar Castle has been converted into a Tourism Departmental Hotel by the Government of India..

Red Rice, Rajma, Karhi, Pulses and Siddu makes for the Staple food of Naggar People.

Fast Facts
» Location - Naggar, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh
»District- Kullu
» Best time - March to June and August to October
»Accomodation- Small yet good hotels and restaurants of Naggar - most of them are three stars. Another good option is the Home Stays - a room or two in the local village house rented out for commercial use.

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Rainwater Channel
Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery
Nicholas Konstantinivich Roerich an artist and a explorer, scientist and a poet, author and a co-educator, collector and a archaeologist, thinker and a philospher has left his marks in this beautiful Gallery in the form of beautiful paintings. Its a must see once you are here. Don't miss it out!

Gauri Shankar Village
Gauri Shankar Village
The name of this temple resounds like anything - its more famous than the village Naggar itself. Another adobe of the Hindu Lord Shankara and his better Half Gauri , this place holds the myth that a visit to this place opens the doors to heaven. The only condition being - one should reach this place with a pure heart.

Gauri Shankar Temple
Art and Craft

Timber along dry stone and deodar and Spruce wood makes for all the architectural designs of Naggar Village. It a materialistic combination, the bonding makes it realistic and the final glow of the building makes it perfect for the Naggar enviornment. Wood and Metal Craft makes for the most of the craft work done in Naggar. It can be verily seen in the temples here. Most of the dieties are carved out of Metal whereas the carvings on the temple walls are made of wood. To add more, the villagers indulge in making shawls, socks and pattu - all hand made.

Local People

The local people of Naggar are simpletons. They indulge in Yak rearing, apple growing, artifacts and wood carving selling and merry making. Women here wear Pattu - a clothing which covers them from the head to the toe. The mens traditional dress is Kuluvi caps, Chola, Kurta and Payjama.Foot wear is made of coarse plant fibre.

Tourist Attractions
There are a number of attractions in Naggar Village :

» Naggar fair : Naggar fair is held in the amphitheatre here with local stuff and food being sold at the fair. A number of dances and functions are held in this fair - the main attraction of the fair. It is held in the month of April for four days.Tripura Sundari Temple is another major attraction here.

» Raja Sidh Singh Castle : The beauty of the Castle shows here in each and evey nook and corner. Its a must see place.

» Tripura Sundari Temple : Two things can be done here - a visit to the templae and trekking. So if there is a charm of trekking then.

Our Suggestions
  • It is one of the perfect destinations to see both - the hill station and the Indian Village.
  • The roads to Sikkim usually get closed in the month of November to the beginning of January - so make a plan to visit this place in the months before or after these months.
  • Gangtok in itself is a beautiful place - Tashi View Point, Kancgchenzonga Range, Ganesh Tok, Botanical Garden, Monastries, Hot water Springs, Rope Way are some of the most famous attractions of the place. Its a beautiful place to be in, especially in the months of May and June - the Indian Summers.
  • If you are looking for the best Chinese Food in India, then Sikkim is the best. Here they prepare it really fast and it tastes like anything. The Chinese Food variety is the largest here.
  • Though all the things are easily available in the markets of the Sikkim, keep the daily use stuff with you for the roads. It takes time to reach Sikkim and Gangtok and the roads can be jammed for hours, so if you have kids with you, keep one bag full with foodies and mineral water.
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