Naggar castle is actually something of misnomer. For one, it has been converted into hotel by HPTDC. And there aren't any ramparts and minarets at this 16th century fortified structure, no echoes of distant wars. The only ghost from the past here is that of medieval queen who is said to have jumped her death from the wrap around verandah overlooking the beas valley. The queen's troubled spirit refuses to let go of the verandah, it is believed. The view from here is truly breath taking.
So don't let tales of ghosts spook you out of taking it in, particularly on clear days and moonlit nights, when visibility extends all the way to the glittering snows above the Solang Nallah.
Built by Raja Sidh singh using the typical Kullu ingredient of rough-hewn stone, the casle is layered with wood beams embellished with traditional woodcarving. The structure is strong it is withstoos the 1905 earthquake without so much as a scratch. It houses a shrine, the Jagtipath Temple, complete with its own little tale of love and longing.
Entry fee Rs 15; Timing 10 AM - 5 PM
Nicholas Roerich is known first and foremost as a Russian-born artist. His paintings, of which there are thousands around the world, explore the mythic origins, the natural beauty, and the spiritual strivings of humanity and of the world. The Museum displays approximately two hundred of these works, and keeps them permanently on display, for visitors who come from around the world. Indeed, for many of these visitors, the Museum is a destination of great importance; the paintings speak to them of their own inner yearnings and possible fulfillment. For them, Roerich's paintings are a kind of teaching--about spiritual development, about culture and its role in human life, and about opportunities for the achievement of peace in a fractious world.
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