Naggar is an ancient hamlet along the banks of River Beas in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. The erstwhile capital of the Kingdom of Kullu about 500 years ago is one of the popular destinations. It is situated at an elevation of 2,047 metres above sea level.
The beautiful Naggar Castle, which was converted into a hotel, exhibits the historic legacy of the place. Constructed about 500 years ago, the castle provides a beautiful sight of Beas River, villages on the river bank,, dense cedar woodlands and snow covered Rohtang La Pass. This castle was the seat of the kings of Kullu that was built in the 17th century by Raja Sidh Sing.
Roerich Gallery in the village is a prominent sightseeing attraction which exhibits contrasting collection of oil paintings. A 1930's Dodge car of the renowned Russian artist Gurudev Nikolai Roerich is also stationed in the gallery.
Close to the museum, there is the Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum that exhibits a wide collection of local folk art along with Russian folk art. Carvings from Ladakh and Kullu along with idols of gods and goddesses are the highlights of the gallery.
The cultural heritage of Naggar can be seen at the fairs, festivals and architectural styles. One of the prominent fairs of the destination is the Naggar Fair that is organised in the month of April.
Jagatti Patt is the holiest place of this region with a huge stone block known as Dram Dhog. Nehru Kund, a hot water spring is one of the chief tourist spots around the town. The water of the spring is considered sacred. Besides, the Rahalla Falls at a distance of 16 km attracts tourists for its natural beauty. Pir Panjal, Lower Himalayan and Great Himalayan range provide an opportunity for trekking.
The closest airport to the hamlet is the airport of Bhuntar in Kullu, which has regular connections with cities like Chandigarh, Shimla and Delhi. The nearest railhead to the destination is located in Chandigarh. It is connected to various cities like Amritsar, Barmer, Chennai, Kalka, Kochuveli, Lucknow and New Delhi.
Naggar has temperate climatic conditions influenced by the presence of the Himalayas. Summers have mild weather conditions, which is also the ideal time for adventurous pursuits.