Staying With Us
Welcome to Ragini Cottages in Naggar where we offer you a homely stay.
The beautiful region with its breathtaking valley will make your holiday an everlasting memory.
We are happy to offer our home to you while we introduce you to the local way of life. We are passionate about taking care of your every need and ensuring that your accommodation is comfortable, cozy and well looked after. All our Suites and the Forest Villa have heating on colder days.
Our multi-purpose Lounge: a perfect indoor space for all seasons.
Dining, Yoga and meditation, Books corner, Socializing
Wellness Club (for members and house guests only):
Relaxing Ayurvedic massages, steam bath, therapies for Home Pancha Karma, cleansing…
Garden for common use
Outdoor kid's corner
- Home cooked breakfast buffet and dinner on request
- Free filtered spring-water supply
- Free Wi-Fi
- Laundry service
- Parking facilities within gate
- Hotel Ragini with Roof top restaurant and take away service, Home bakery, Money change, Western Union Travel desk, International call facility, just 150 meters down the road.
Advance payment details:
Kindly deposit 50% of the total cost to confirm your booking
If you cancel 7 days or more in advance, we will refund 80 % of your 50 % deposit.
If you cancel less than 7 days, you will be charged for the first night only.
If you cancel within 2 days, no refund on your deposit of 50%.
Name: Vinod Kaistha
Bank: Punjab National Bank
Address: PNB Naggar, Distt. Kullu, 175130 H.P., India
Account number: 2705 0001000 34406
IFSC code: PUNB0270500
MICR code: 175024055
“When I met Vinod in 1999, I knew I had found someone special. Love blossomed quickly and we got married. The next few years we divided our time between India and Belgium and thus gained an invaluable insight in how best to combine our two different cultures.
In 2003 our son Surya was born and brought an extra ray of sunlight into our lives and when our daughter Asha was born two years later, our little family was complete.We decided to settle down in Naggar to provide the children with a stable upbringing. Soon the idea of our Home Stay came to mind.
We have also been running a beach restaurant "Hawaii" in Goa in winter. Maybe one of the reasons why it has become so popular and successful after 10 years is that we enjoy it so much!
While I am fully committed to the smooth running of the special addition to our home, Vinod takes care of the guided tours, the treks and the fieldwork that complement our guests' special stay.We are very proud of our Home Stay and are more than happy to share the unique experience we gained in combining our different cultures with you.”
Check more photos in Homestay Photo Gallery
Naggar lies 550 km north of Delhi, the capital of India, in the State of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated in the Kullu Valley between the towns of Kullu and Manali. This is the heart of the Western Himalayas, in the Pin Parjal Ranges. The Rohtang Pass (5500 meters), 70 km north of Naggar, forms the gateway to the high desert of the Tibetan Plateau. The Beas River, which runs through this beautiful valley, rises in the Rohtang Pass. As Naggar is elevated at 1760 meters, it offers stunning views of the high mountain passes, steep forested hillsides, river torrents and gorges, isolated villages, fertile riverbanks and snowy peaks of the Himalayan Ranges.
This extremely picturesque lovely little village has managed to retain its unique cultural heritage. It has recently been selected as one of the few Heritage Villages in India. Naggar was once the capital of an ancient Rajput Kingdom, hence the unique Naggar Castle. Built in the 16th Century, it is now testimony of the ancient heritage of Naggar.
Hindu Temples, thousands of years old, lie scattered around including the grey sandstone temples of Shiva-Shakti, Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu. Besides these, you can admire the pagoda shaped shrines of goddesses Tripura Sundri and Chamunda.
It is no wonder that artists such as the eccentric Russian painter and philosopher Prof. Nicholas Roerich chose this traditional and peaceful Hindu village as his retreat. Here, he produced some of his finest work that is still on display in his Estate.
How to reach us
Address: Roerich Marg, between Naggar Castle (250 meters) and Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery and right opposite Tripura Sundri Temple.
Postal address: Ragini Cottages, Vinod and Nadia Kaistha, Roerich Marg, 175130 Naggar, Kullu, H.P, India
By Air from Delhi (Air India) or from Chandigarh
By Road 550 km from Delhi (Taxi/train to Chandigarh/bus)
If arriving by bus, one should alight in Patlikuhl, a small town located between Kullu and Manali on the N.H. From Patlikuhl, it’s a 7 km drive up (taxi or rickshaw) to Naggar Castle and another 150 meters higher up to Ragini Cottages.
Directions for several breathtaking walks given on the spot.