Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar

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    Naggar, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh 175130

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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.

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Travel Guide For Naggar

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.  

Famous Places To Visit In Naggar

  • Book a Tour and Visit Manu Temple
  • Manu Temple

      Manu Temple Manali Himachal Pradesh India This magnificent temple is dedicated to the sage Manu, who is said to be the creator of the world and the writer of Manusmriti.Manali is named after sage Manu. The Manu Temple is located in old Manali, at a distance of three kilometers from the main market. Though this area is quite congested, the presence of the River Beas adds to its attraction. The temple is one of the prime attractions in Manali and is believed to be the same place where sage Manu meditated after stepping on earth. This place has a distinct historical background that appeals to most of the people who visit Manali. The popularity of this majestic temple lies in the fact that it is the only temple dedicated to Manu; so whoever visits Manali makes it a point to visit this temple. The travelers are advised to wear dresses covering the knees and shoulders, while inside the temple.There is a waterfall near the manu temple which one can see but can't reach as it is on height. The temple is made up of wood and stone and Marble is used for flooring.The temple has many doors from where fresh air and light passes  inside the the temple which keep it glowing every time.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Vashisht Temple
  • Vashisht Temple

      Vashisht Temple Manali Himachal Pradesh India At a distance of 3.5 km from Manali Bus Stand, Vashist Temple in Manali is dedicated to sage Vashisht, the Kula guru of Lord Rama in the village Vashisht across the River Beas. It is among the most famous places to visit in Manali.The village of Vashisht was named after Rishi Vashisht one of the seven sages of Hindu. According to the legend, Rishi Vashisht was left depressed on finding out that his children had been killed by Vishwamitra. Rishi Vashisht tried to commit suicide by jumping into a river but the river refused to kill him. He then started a new life in the village here. The river which took the rishi to the village was named Vipasha, meaning freedom from bondage. The Vipasha River is now known as the Beas River.The Vashisht temple is believed to be more than 4000 years old. Inside the temple there is a black stone image of the Rishi wearing dhoti. The Vashist temple is decorated with excellent and beautiful carvings on wood. The interior of this temple is rather traditional which is ornamented with antique painting and figures.The Vashisht Hot Water Spring is one of the famous attractions of this region. The hot springs is believed to have medicinal value. The springs are said to cure many skin diseases. Many people go to the Vashisht baths to take a dip and rid themselves of skin infections and diseases. There are also separate bathrooms for both men and women.There is another ancient stone temple known as Rama Temple adjacent to the Vashisht Temple. Inside the Rama temple the idols of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana have been installed. Dussehra is celebrated for seven days. The village was the centre of Vaishnava cult for a long time. The timing of Vashisht temple is 7am to 9 pm and of vashisht bath is 7 am to 1 pm, and 2 pm to 9 pm on all days. There are buses and cabs available from Manali bus stand to Vashisht Temple.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports

      Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports Manali Himachal Pradesh India The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports,Manali (ABVIMAS) today is the largest Adventure Sports training centre in the country. This Directorate has played a very major role in inculcating the spirit of Adventure amongst the youth in the country and tourism promotion of Adventure Tourism in the State.  The institute trains the youths for the advanturous activities like Mountaineering, paragliding, skiing,  water sports, trekking , rock climbing, outbound advanture and mountain rescue.Since its inception, the Institute has trained about 1, 60,000 youth, women & men from India and abroad in different disciplines of adventure activities at its Manali headquarters and the other Centre located at various places in Himachal Pradesh. The Institute produced national and international level prominent mountaineers who climbed Mount Everest and other many high peaks and participated in winter Olympics and Asian winter sports championships. It is also proud to have faculty of qualified and professional instructors and officers having number of prominent peaks, including the Mount Everest, to their credit. Scenic beauty, sylvan surroundings and salubrious climate are most conducive to the training in the field of adventure activities and, therefore, the area of Manali is a paradise for adventure lovers.It is around 2 kilometres from Mall Road Manali on Naggar Highway.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Arjun Gufa
  • Arjun Gufa

      Arjun Gufa Manali Himachal Pradesh India Arjun Gufa is a major tourist attraction  owing to its splendid beauty and the legend associated with it. The Arjun Gufa is linked to the legend of Mahabharata. It is said that Arjuna, the great Pandava warrior from the Indian epic Mahabharata meditated in this place. Impressed by Arjuna's devotion Lord Indra gave him the most powerful weapon 'Pashupat Astra'. Because of this belief the Arjuna Gufa or the Cave of Arjuna got its name.The Kunt Bhayo lake and Kunti Mata temple are also located close to Arjun Gufa, at a distance of 2 km. The Arjun Gufa is among the most remarkable tourist spots in Manali. The stunning views of hills and valleys can be viewed from the Arjun Gufa by taking half a day excursion to the place. While Manali town is known for its clamor, Arjun Gufa offers pristine beauty and unending silence. It is best to set out for Arjun Gufa early in the morning as darkness sets in quite early. It is also important for visitors to carry light woolens as it can get chilly.The Arjun Gufa is at a distance of 21 km from Manali Bus Stand, 23 km from Kullu and 10 km from Prini Village, Arjun Gufa (Arjuna's Cave) is located towards Naggar and is based on the left bank of Beas river. The nearest village to Arjun Gufa is Prini and this village is largely known for its natural beauty. It is very close to Naggar Castle.The best time to visit the Arjun Gufa is during April to June and September to october.The nearest airport is Bhuntar airport which is at an approximate distance of 50km from Manali.This airport is well connected from many major cities in the country such as Delhi, Shimla and Ludhiana. Several airlines including Indian Airlines and Jagson Airlines operate regular flights to and from this airport. Visitors can opt for taxi services operating from Bhuntar to Manali.Joginder Nager is the railway station nearest to Manali and is located at a distance of approximately 50 kilometers. This railway station is well connected to the other cities in India.Manali is adequately connected to most important cities such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala, Shimla, etc through bus services.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Club House
  • Club House

      Club House, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India Located at a distance of 2 kms from Manali, the club house is an amusement zone. It has indoor game facilities and is situated on the left bank of river Manalsu Nallah. The structure of Club House finds resemblance from British style of architecture. It is managed by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) and offers avenue for playing popular indoor games such as carrom, table tennis, karting and skating. Tourists can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with some delicious snacks from their in-house restaurant. Adventure freaks can indulge in river crossing which can be done by ropeway.There are small shopes which offer winter and snowy dresses, handicraft items. The entry fees is 20 bucks per adult. And the boting fees is 100 bucks per couple.It remain open from 10 am to 8 pm. If one want to enjoy boting and zipline, this is an excellent place to visit.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Hidimba Devi Temple
  • Hidimba Devi Temple

    Hidimba Devi Temple, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India Hadimba Temple mostly called as the Dhungiri temple in Manali is one of the most important temples in the region. This Temple of four wooden stories is located in the middle of a forest called the Dhungiri Van Vihar. The temple derives its name from the forest parkland near the temple.It is located on a deodar covered hill in Manali, some 3kms from the bus stop and few minutes walk from Old Manali. It is an ancient cave temple built in 1553 by Raja Bahadur Singh. Built over a huge rock, the sanctum is covered by three tiered roof of wooden planks. The fourth metal umbrella completes the outermost covering. The ‘shikhar’ or the wooden tower is 24m tall. The wooden facade and windows of the temple are richly carved. The quadruple wooden door frame is ornamented with carvings of various deities and other designs. The walls of the temple are strangely decorated with horns of animals.People come to visit this temple in large numbers not only to offer their prayers but also to witness the beauty exhibited in the construction of this temple. The temple does not contain any idol, just a footprint on a stone. Legend behind the construction of the temple states that the king who commissioned this temple was so awestruck by its beauty that he ordered the artist’s right hand to be cut. This was done in order to avoid his being able to repeat his masterpiece. The temple is dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, sister of Hidimba and wife of Bhima one of the Pandavas from Mahabharata epic.Because of its architectural and historical importance the temple is protected as a monument of national importance. It is also one of the crowd-est destination around Manali Town.  One can enjoys a ride on a 'yak' and clicking of snaps with rabbit by paying some money. One can ejoys shopping of small local ornaments. There are cabs, autoricksaws available at the bus stand, which offer ride upto the temple. But walking through the deodar forest to the temple premises might give one the best experience to enjoy the scenic beauty of the town and surrounding areas.

  • Book a Tour and Visit River Beas Manali
  • River Beas Manali

      River Beas Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India "The Beas River, also known as Vipasha in Sanskrit, flows in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. From its originating point (4361 m) at Beas Kund in the Himalayas, this holy river passes through lush evergreen forests and hills before reaching Punjab. Here, it embraces the Satluj River and finally enters the territory of Pakistan, covering a total length of around 470 km. The river is the main drinking water source of the population living in Kullu, Mandi and Kangra regions.The tranquil environments of the river and riversides have incited many great sages, including Vashisht, Narad, Vishwamitra, Vyas, Prashar and Parshuram to meditate in the ancient times. Even today, the River Beas reflects the same charm, attracting tourists and pilgrims from different parts of the country to pay it a visit once in their lifetime. " The river can be visited on all the days except during heavy monsoon when the water level rises above the normal level.When the backdrop is a large clearwater river, your pictures can never go unnoticed! Surrounded by timbered hills, this river is no doubt, every nature lover's delight.Not only has the River Beas attracted poets and sages, it has drawn interests of filmmakers, as well. The most famous movie shot here is Krrish (2006) starring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra. Numerous river rafting options are available at various stretches of the river like in Pirdi near Kullu. There are many picturesque locations along the National Highway, which runs along the river, to Manali. There are many hotels along the bank of the river which offer very attractive view of the river. It can be said that the river offer charm, advanture, scenic beauty throughout its length.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Van Vihar
  • Van Vihar

      Van Vihar, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India The Van Vihar Park is beautifully adorned by deodar trees and is a perfect place to spend memorable time with loved ones. A number of locals and tourists visit the park to relax and get the fresh breeze of the Deodar trees.  The main attraction of the park is the beautiful man-made lake situated in the middle of the woods. Tourists can enjoy boating in the lake. There are also lot of swings for the children as well as couples in the park. The River Beas runs nearby the park. Visiting the park in the evening can give one a chance to enjoy the stunningly beautiful view of sun setting against the glorious backdrop of the majestic mountains. The park remain open from 8 am to 7 pm in summer and 8 am to 5 pm in winter.The entry Fee is 5 bucks per person, and Boating Charge is 30 bucks / Person for 15 mins. The park is at approx. 750m from the Manali Bus stand and buses, cabs are available from the bus stand to the park. One can also take a walk to the park. The park is recommended for the people who wants to have some clicks on their camera in the woods.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Tibetan Monastery
  • Tibetan Monastery

      Tibetan Monastery, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India Along with the hills and rivers, Manali is also famous for its Tibetan Monasteries as many people from Tibetan origin have settled here. The two prominent monasteries that attract a large number of tourists from all across the world are Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa and Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa. These monasteries are a storehouse for Tibetan culture, literature and crafts. Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa is located near the busy old Manali road and was built in the year 1969. Though small in area, it has beautifully decorated interiors alongwith an impressive statue of Lord Buddha. Meditation can be done in the well-maintained garden situated outside the Gompa. The Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa is located near the market square of Manali. Also, there is one another monastry located at 8km from the small town of Patlikul,near to Manali. These monasteries are known for their handicrafts, especially paintings and carpets. The aroma of incense sticks, sounds of hymns/chants and the rotating prayer wheels together creates a divine ambience. The tranquil surroundings of these monasteries act as a great stress buster and hence, they must be included in travel itineraries. The monastry also runs a Thanka school of arts and a carpet weaving centre.Tourists keep coming to these places to understand the teachings and values of Buddhism.

  • Book a Tour and Visit Old Manali
  • Old Manali

    Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India A bridge over gushing Manalsu River, near to the Van Vihar Nature park is a gateway to another world known as the Old Manali. The village has an exotic charm; not foreign, not entirely Indian. It is as if one have crossed into another country.Swaying eucalyptus, lovely roads, sweet little eateries, small kitschy market places, and cafes that serve your favourite continental food at unbelievably low prices, the serenity of Old Manali is only disturbed by twittering birds and the sound of the gushing waters of the Kullu River.The village is as idle as a fairy tale but at the same time it is exposed to the comfort of today’s world.The Guests Houses with cafes are important facets of Old Manali. There is only one main road and all the cafes are located along the slanting road which leads deeper into the village.There are cafes catering to different nationalities. Sitting on the cafes listening to unconventional music and talking about irrelevant things made up bulk of the day.This is a small place where all nationalities met. Everyone seemed to own this place; not any lesser than the locals. Once one go deeper from the main road through narrow footpaths one will find countless guest houses with odd names. The road leads one through apple and pear orchards. One could hear the sloshing sound of the river from distance,'babul' singing on apple trees. And from the porch one could see snow capped mountains surrounding Manali. There’s a fine balance between the globalized World and the unadulterated local population. Though the street is lined with cafes with sophisticated names such as German Bakery, Dylan Toasted and Roasted, Riverside Cafe etc. the locals still preferred living in traditional houses made of mud and woods with their cows. The uncompromising lifestyle of the villagers is what attracts tourists. One could visit the place if want to see meeting of two worlds at Manali.

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