Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar

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Address of this place -

Naggar, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh 175130

Travel Destination -

Naggar

Country -

India

ISD/STD Code -

91-01902

Area Pincode -

175130

 

Local Time -

8:12 AM

Local Weather -

Current temprature- 7.44, Minimum - -6.96, Maximun - 7.44
snow with humidity 53% and Wind speed of 0.4 mph.

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Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, India

Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery is an unusual experience of the amazing skills of the artist and his uncommon imaginations. It is a museum, educational, scientific and cultural center.  It has the legendary infrastructure which attracts the tourists from all across the world. This gallery displays a collection of private paintings of the Russian painter Nikolai Reorich. He settled in the beautiful hills of Himachal Pradesh after the revolution of 1947. The ground floor of the gallery is dedicated to the paintings of Spiti, Kullu and Lahaul created by the printer. The upper floor consists of the artist’s private room.
The Gallery not only contains his paintings but also preserves the paintings of his son. The charming and the calm environment of the gallery makes you feel as if the structure has adopted its  beauty and substance from the Himalayas.Nicholas came to Kullu in 1928 after his toughest expedition to central Asia with wife and two sons, Yuri and Svyatoslav. He was a versatile Russian genius settled in the Kullu valley of Nagar. The serene beauty of the valley attracted him to an extent which turned out him making his home there and staying till his death just to follow his vision clearly. He always admired the ancient culture and wisdom.In small room of paintings, there are numerous paintings of mountains which showed the painter’s love for nature. It barely contains the usage of bright colours in the paintings which shows his Russian belonging. The art gallary remain open all the days except national holidays. The day timing is 10 am to 5 pm (Nov.-Mar.) and 10 am to 6 pm (Apr.-Oct.) adn there is luch break between 1 pm to 1.30 pm. The entry fees is Rs30 and Rs 25 extra for camera. The distance from Kullu town to the art gallary is 25 km and 20 km from Manali. There are regular buses and cabs, which can be hired to the gallary.

How to Reach -

By road Kullu is 26 km and Manali is 21 km. The airport is at Bhunter (Kullu) 36 km.

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Situated on the left bank of river Beas at an altitude of 1851m, Naggar - an ancient town commands extensive views, especially to the North West of the valley. Naggar was the former capital of Kullu. It was founded by Raja Visudhpal and continued as a headquarters of the State until the capital was transferred to Sultanpur (Kullu) by Jagat Singh in 1460 A.D. Today this ancient and beautiful Palace is a popular tourist spot.
 
ACCESS : By road Kullu is 26 km and Manali is 21 km. The airport is at Bhunter (Kullu) 36 km.
 
CLIMATE : In winter heavy woolens are recommended and in summers the temperature is pleasant and cottons are suggested.
 
PLACES OF INTEREST
 
JAGATIPATT TEMPLE : In the upper courtyard of the castle there is a small temple - a small square structure which contains "Jagtipatt" a slab of stone measuring 5'x8'x6" which is said to have been brought from a place near Vashisht by honey bee. This is also place for meeting of local deities of Kullu.
TRIPURA SUNDRI TEMPLE : This pagoda shaped wooden temple is situated in the upper part of the village. This is also a rare examples of architecture.
NICHOLAS ROERICH ART GALLERY : Prof. Late Nicholas Roerich, a reputed artist had chosen Naggar as his residence when he came to India in 1929. The house has now been converted in an art gallery which houses numbers of rare paintings and other specimen of art. The gallery is open for visitors.
GAURI SHANKAR TEMPLE : At the foot of small bazaar below the Castle is the Gauri Shankar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a charming example of architecture and carving of its particular period. Now a protected monument with heritage status.
FISHING AND ADVENTURE : The Kullu Valley has numerous places for trout fishing. These includes Katrain, Raison, Kasol and Naggar, along the river Tirthan near Larji, in the Sainj valley.
Treks : The valley is a nucleus to several trek routes. Some major ones are over the Chanderkhani Pass to Malana village, over the Jalori Pass to Shimla, and over the Pin Parvati Pass to Sarahan. The river Beas offers excellent opportunities for white water rafting.
SHOPPING : Shawls, Local Tweeds, Rugs, Foot Wear (Pullan), Baskets, Natural oil (almond and olive), special Kullu Caps.