Baragarh Villa, Manali – a grand yet affordable place to Stay

Located just 2 kms away from the Internationally famous ‘Roerich Art Gallery’ at Naggar, Manali there is a homestay that’s exquisite, luxurious and grand. Welcome to Baragarh Villa, a place that offers you an extraordinary place to stay amidst fruit orchards, green valleys and views of the snow peaks making it a perfect place to be for a peaceful getaway.

Baragarh Villa: Cosy feel during the Night
Baragarh Villa: Cosy feel during the Night

Baragarh Villa, is a Family Homestay Resort of the lovely Khullar Family and the property is managed personally by Smita Khullar. She has beautifully created a tranquil atmosphere with every accommodation designed and created keeping in mind all the modern utilities one may need yet keeping it elegant.

The Estate has a wide variety of fruits trees including kiwi plantations, apple orchards, pears, and pomegranate and walnut trees.

Family Suite, Baragarh Villa Manali
Family Suite, Baragarh Villa Manali

The accommodation here is quite spacious and includes:

  • Royal Suite
  • Family Room
  • Garden Suite
  • Orchard Suite

Each room has been designed and created keeping in mind the guests needs for modern utilities and even the bathrooms are huge.

Spacious Bathrooms at Baragarh Villa, Manali
Spacious Bathrooms at Baragarh Villa, Manali

The Room windows open up to splendid views of the Snow clad peaks of the Himalayan Range as seen from Manali and the majestic Rohtang Pass. Tariffs start at 5500-8800 INR

It is indeed an escape from the city life and an ideal getaway destination for all.

For More Room images please visit HERE

And there’s even a library for the book lovers and a play area for the children to keep busy! The facilities also include a doctor on call 24-7, in-house laundry and accommodation for your driver.

Activities to indulge in:

Go for an Orchard walk with fruit picking, Travel to experience a rural Village life, Get a personalised Massage, Celebrate life with a comfy Campfire Dinner, listen to Local Music, Practise Yoga and Meditation in complete peace, travel to a nearby Monastery or opt for some adventure activities that include Trout Fishing, River Rafting, Trekking, Helicopter Rides, Safari Exploration with Basket Lunch, Paragliding, Hot-Air Ballooning & Skiing.

Front View of the Baragarh Villa, Manali
Front View of the Baragarh Villa, Manali

The valley surrounding the estate and local villages offer you an opportunity  to know the slow paced local life lead by the villagers and the numerous walking trails truly makes your holiday experience worthwhile and refreshing.

This villa is in the premises of Baragarh Estate, which is famous for bollywood parties. This family Home is quite popular since the 1930’s and has been visited by prominent personalities including Jawaharlal Nehru, Omar Abdullah, yesteryear actor-singer KL Sehgal, Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar, Saira Bano, Amrish Puri, Sushmita Sen, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Dharmender, Vinod Khanna, Raj Kumar, Govinda, Rani Mukerjee, Lara Dutta, Sunny Deol, Rekha, Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Abhishek Bachan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpai, Sanjay Dutt, Anupam Kher, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza, Rati Agnihotri, Balakrishna, Shivraj Kumar, Prabhu Deva, Ajit….& also Guru jis shri shri Ravi shankarji(Art of living), Sudhanshu ji maharaj, Nirankari Bawa Hardevji & many more…

For details please connect with Nakul Khullar at 09816248514, 09817069114 or email him at

Email: nakulkhullar5@gmail.com, nakulmanali@yahoo.co.in and smita.manali@yahoo.in

Places to See around Naggar-Manali

Artists gather at the Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar - Manali
Artists gather at the Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar – Manali

Roerich Art Gallery: Nicholas Roerich was a famous Russian painter who bought a grand mansion from a Mandi ruler during 1923 and called this place his home till he died on 13th December 1947. Today the same house displays his work of art. There’s even a car – a 1928 model that is displayed on the property and was once used by Roerich himself (Gallery Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm).

You may also visit the Urusvati Himalayan Folk Art Museum that is located nearby and is a research institute that studies history, culture and ethics of the Himalayan region.

Naggar Castle
Naggar Castle

Naggar Castle: Naggar was the capital of Kullu for approx. 1400 years and the castle was built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu around 1460 A.D. Its adorned beautifully with wood work and commands a splendid view of the enchanting valley that surrounds it. The Naggar Castle has beautifully carved corridors and the temples of Vishnu, Tripura Sundari and Lord Krishna.  and the Gauri Shankar Temple that is located near the small bazaar just before the castle entry attract visitors throughout the year.

Another must see temple here is the Gauri Shankar Temple that is located near the small bazaar just before the castle entry attract visitors throughout the year. This beautiful temple dedicated to Shiva and assigned to date between 11thcentury A.D is the last great monument of Gurjara-Pratihara traditions which flourished in Kullu valley.

Intricate carvings seen on the Gauri-Shankar-Temple, Naggar
Intricate carvings seen on the Gauri-Shankar-Temple, Naggar

The Naggar Castle is run as a Heritage Rest House by HPTDC and has a decent Hotel offering delectable Kullu Cuisine.

Trout Farm, Manali
Trout Farm, Manali

Govt. Trout Fish Farm: This trout Fish Farm was made with the assistance of the Norwegian Government and hence is also called as the ‘Indo-Norway Trout Fish Farm’ and is located at Patlikuhl in the Sujan Nullah and is at a distance of just about 2-3 kms from Nicholas Roerich’s Museum.

The two major trouts available here are brown trout (Salmo Trutta fario) and rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri gairdneri).

Kais Monastery, near Naggar- Kullu Manali
Kais Monastery, near Naggar- Kullu Manali

Kais Monastery: is a recent build monastery (year 2005) and is picturesquely located to the left bank of the river Beas and is situated close to Naggar, Manali.

Traditional Wooden Houses at Rumsu Village, Manali
Traditional Wooden Houses at Rumsu Village, Manali

Day Walk to Village: Rumsu is a traditional village where you get to experience the local life up close and interact with the villagers too. What’s interesting about this village is the traditionally built wooden houses that still stand intact today, given the village a unique look. Rumsu village has a mysterious Jamlu Devta Temple, where you are not authorised to visit or even touch it, but can definitely view the temple from outside.

rumsu-jamlu-devta

From there you may also travel further up to reach the famous ‘Malana Village’. Learn More HERE

For more interesting offbeat tips for Manali, pls visit the travel blog written by Travelshoebum

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Experienced Trekkers can Trek to Chandrakhani Pass:
is an interesting but a challenging trek and starts from the Village Rumsu. The Chandrakhani Pass is located at an altitude of 3660 m. The trek takes you along dense pine and deodar forests, traditional villages that have houses constructed of wood and stone with ancient Kath Kuni style and the top offers you views of the  Deo Tibba peak, Parvati Range of mountains and the majestic Pir Panjal Range. (This trek can be done from March to November.) More Details

map chandrakhani May 2014

Distance Chart

The Baragarh Estate as it is known locally is located in Village Gurdorh, PO Larenkelo and is ideal for all who are going to Manali or beyond.

From Manali: 15 kms
From Kullu: 17 kms
From Bhuntar Airport: 22 kms

For more interesting offbeat tips for Manali, pls visit the travel blog written by Travelshoebum

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4 thoughts on “Baragarh Villa, Manali – a grand yet affordable place to Stay

  1. Anupriya.. Naggar is one of the most frequented places in Manali and is truly a charming place to see the valley. Usually a quick detour it is also enroute many of Manali’s trekking trails.

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