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The Art Gallery Tour India - DA-Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery Manali Tour with Site Seeing - Package Overview

The Art Gallery Tour India - DA-Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery Manali Tour with Site Seeing

About Nicholas Roerich

Nicholas Roerich Or Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh(October 9, 1874 - December 13, 1947) was a Russian painter and spiritual teacher. He was the father of Tibetologist George Roerich (a.k.a. Yuri Roerich) and artist Svetoslav Roerich. Nicholas and his wife Helena Roerich were co-founders of the theosophical Agni Yoga Society. Born in pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg, Russia to the family of a well-to-do notary public, he lived around the world until his death in India. Trained as an artist and a lawyer, his interests lay in literature, philosophy, archaeology and especially in art.

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Art Works of Nicholas Roerich

One of Roerich's pet projects was cultural preservation. Roerich's Pact Or Pax Cultura ("Cultural Peace") is a treaty on Protection of cultural Values. In 1929, Roerich was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. April 15, 1935 the Roerich Pact was signed by the United States and Latin American nations, agreeing that "historic monuments, museums, scientific, artistic, educational and cultural institutions" should be protected both in times of peace and war, and identified by their flying a distinctive flag, the Banner of Peace, bearing the Pax Cultura emblem symbolized by a maroon on white consisting of three solid circles in a surrounding circle. The idea behind his Pax Cultura movement was to preserve the crucial link between culture and peace.

Nicholas Roerich died in Kullu on December 13, 1947 and his ashes were buried facing the mountains he loved and portrayed in many of his nearly seven thousand works.  


Where is Kullu-Manali?

Manali is India’s  Top Tourist hill station located in Himachal india at coordinates 32.2396 N, 77.1887 E, The town is situated about 40 km north of Kullu town. The town ranges in elevation from 1,800 meters to 2,000 meters. Manali is Situated on the Beas river (Vyaas in Hindi) and is a popular tourist destination for global travellers in summer and  winter.


Located in Naggar in the Kullu district of Himachal, the Roerich Art Gallery is named after a Russian who settled down at Naggar after the revolution of 1917.It is approx. at 25 kms from the Kullu Himachal Bus Stand in Himachal Pradesh.



Excursions Near By
Major Distances
How To Get There
Nicholas Roerich Paintings Video
Glimpse of Nicholas Roerich Art Museum


Weather in Kullu-Manali?

The climate of Manali remains pleasant mostly through the year but the month from September to June is the best time to visit Manali. Winters (October to February) the temperature can dip as low as -1 °C, making it an ideal time for skiing and enjoying Snowfall which is common during the end of December and the whole of January.
Monsoons lasts from July to mid-September and is avoided due to land slides. Rohtang Pass is open only from end of May to September.

Why to go there?

Manali is the adventure sports capital of Himachal Pradesh, and all sorts of outdoor activities can be organised through tour operators in town . Fishing, Jeep Safaris, Mountain biking, paragliding, rafting, rock climbing, skiing, walking/Trekking, zorbing and many other activities are organised for tourists.

 Where to eat in Kullu-Manali?

Bob Dylan's Cafe (in the heart of old Manali)

Drifters' Inn and Cafe Situated in Old Manali :- serves great food, wi-fi internet and friendly atmosphere.
Dawat Restaurent (, Left Bank Aleo New Manali (left bank aleo), A well decorated in house multi cuisine restaurant that offers Indian, Mughlai and Chinese delicacies. 1,500.

Timings of Art Museum

The museum is open to the public from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 1pm and after that from 2pm to 5pm.

Near By Places Site Seeing 

Urusvati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, Naggar

Urusvati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, situated 100 m uphill Roerich Art Gallery near Naggar in Kullu District, was founded by Nicholas Roerich in 1928. Formerly, it was a research institute, where history, ethos, the spirit of the Himalayan region, and the traditional Indian and Tibetan medicines were studied.

A fine collection of embroidered items and folk arts are displayed here. Russian artifacts, musical instruments, dolls and dishes are some of them. Popular of the exhibits are the paintings made by Roerichs and other Indian and Russian artists. Stone carvings of gods, wood carvings, crystal pieces and some quotations from Agniyoga are among the vivid collectibles. The traditional costumes of Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti, Tibet and Ladakh are also housed here.

Naggar Castle

The Castle was converted into a rest house, a hundred year back and in 1978 this ancient building was handed over to HPTDC to run as a heritage hotel. This medieval Castle was built by Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu around 1460 A.D. The hotel overlooks the Kullu Valley and apart from the spectacular view and superb location this has a flavour of authentic western Himalayan architecture. Here, a gallery houses the paintings of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich. Naggar also has three other old shrines. Hotel Castle is an unique medieval stone and wood mansion, once the home to the Raja of Kullu and now an HPTDC Heritage hotel. 

Major Distances

From Kullu town to Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh : 25 km.
From Manali town to Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh : 20 km.

Route Details

New Delhi (Start Point - Major Tourist Destination - Capital of India)

Kurukshetra (Tourist Attractions - Sri Krishna Museum, Bhramasarovar, Sheikh Chaheli's Tomb)
Chandigarh (Tourist Attractions - Sukhna lake, Nek chand Rock garden,Pinjore Garden, Museums)
Rupnagar ( Ropar - Toursist Attraction - Kikar Lodge)
Kiratpur Sahib (Tourist Attractions -Historical Gurudwara)
Anandpur Sahib (Major Tourist Destination for Sikhs - Historical Gurudwara Keshgarh Sahib ji, Virasat-e-khalsa)
Nanagal Dam ( Tourist Attractions - Bhakhra Nangal Dam, Naina Devi temple, Cheif Restaurant)
Una Himachal (Tourist Attractions - Chintpurni temple,Kila Baba bedi, Sadashiv Mandir etc)
Mandi(Major Tourist attraction place)
Kullu Nicholas Roerich art gallary (Destination)


New Delhi to Una Himachal via Chandigarh ( By Train - Himachal Express, Jan Shatabdi Express Or Taxi Pick up-Extra Charges on standard Per Km based.) 

Una Himachal to Nicholas Roerich art gallary Kullu Himachal( With Holiday Travel Air Conditioned Taxi).

The Art Gallery Tour India - DA-Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery Manali Tour with Site Seeing - Package Rates & Dates

Pick Up & Drop from Manali Rs 1500/-