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 Palaces in Kullu Valley (Historical Monuments)


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.

Naggar Castle, Naggar - Kullu Valley

Naggar 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.

Chehni Kothi, Banjar - Kullu Chehni 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.
 

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