Present day Kullu comes before you in the way you want to see
it, but to see the valley as it was centuries ago you have to
visit the palaces of historical worth. These monuments have in
them that instinct that takes you to the bygone epoch.
Castle, the only extant fortress was built during Raja
Sidha Singh's reign about 504 years ago. Stones used were brought
from fort situated on the other side of Naggar.
Some changes were made in the structure of the castle during
the British period. There is a small wooden temple in the castle
premises called Jagati Patt temple .
The castle was converted into a Rest House 100 years ago. The
three storeyed Castle serves as a hotel since 1978, which is run
by Tourism Department of Himachal Pradesh Government.
Kothi is a 1500 years old building. It was the fortified
residence of Rana Dhadhia.
Initially it was 15 storeys high but after the earthquake of 1905
only 10 storeys were left. Presently this structure stands around
20 feet high. The ground floor is bigger in area as compared to
the upper storeys giving it a cone like appearance.
This place is near Banjar 53 km from Kullu by road, followed
by 3 km uphill walk.