Naggar Castle

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View from Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle is a medieval castle, located in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India. Built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu in around 1460 A.D, it was taken over to Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC), to run as a heritage hotel, since 1978.[1][2]

Naggar Castle

History[edit]

It was the official seat of kings for centuries.[3] According to a legend, Raja Sidh Singh used stones from the abandoned palace (Gardhak) of Rana Bhonsal to build the castle[4]. He ordered the labourers to form a human chain over the Beas river connecting its left and right banks to transfer the stones manually. The castle survived the earthquake of 1905. While most houses in the valley and the nearby city of Jawa were completely ruined, the castle's use of earthquake-proof techniques helped it sustain despite the calamity.

HPTDC Office, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

See also[edit]

  • Naggar, an ancient town in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Castle, Naggar". hptdc.in. Archived from the original on 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  2. ^ "Tourism in Naggar". tourism-of-india.com. Archived from the original on 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2018-06-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum". www.tribuneindia.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2017-09-22.