A Digital Nomad's Guide to Naggar


Naggar is a hidden treasure nestled amidst the Himalayan splendour of northern India. This charming town offers a haven for digital nomads seeking a unique blend of cultural richness, breathtaking landscapes, and an inspiring workspace.


Naggar is a picturesque town situated in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. As you arrive, you’re greeted by the towering peaks of the Himalayas that stand as guardians to this serene haven. But Naggar’s appeal goes beyond its natural beauty – it’s a place where history and culture thrive. The town’s cultural heritage is reflected in its ancient temples, traditional Katha-kuni architecture, and the warm hospitality of its residents.


Imagine waking up to the crisp mountain air, with the majestic Himalayas as your backdrop. Naggar’s landscape is a canvas painted with lush forests, meandering rivers, and pristine valleys. From trekking along scenic trails to witnessing panoramic vistas, every moment spent outdoors feels like an invigorating adventure. As a digital nomad, you’ll find the perfect balance between work and nature’s embrace.

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Naggar’s cultural diversity is mirrored in its lifestyle and cuisine. The town is a melting pot of traditions, where the old seamlessly blends with the new. Amidst the tranquillity, you’ll discover bustling local markets, where you can savour Himachali delicacies and artisanal crafts. The cuisine here is a celebration of flavours – from hearty local dishes to international fare – catering to every palate.

Naggar’s history stretches back to ancient times, and its architecture tells the tales of generations past. The Naggar Castle, an exquisite blend of Himalayan and European architectural styles, stands as a testament to the region’s rich history. The Roerich Art Gallery, dedicated to the renowned Russian artist Nicholas Roerich, adds an artistic dimension to the town’s narrative.
The image shows digital nomads in India in a forest in Naggar Himachal Pradesh India

What makes Naggar perfect
for digital nomads?

The answer lies in its unique offering – a tranquil escape that fuels creativity. The calm environment and stunning vistas create a conducive atmosphere for focused work. Access to modern amenities, including reliable internet connectivity and co-working spaces, ensures that you can seamlessly balance productivity and leisure. In Naggar, the digital nomad lifestyle takes on new dimensions. Engage in yoga sessions amidst the mountains, find inspiration in the serenity of the landscape, and connect with fellow nomads who share your passion for exploration. The town’s unhurried pace allows you to truly immerse yourself in both your work and the local culture.

Languages spoken in Naggar:

Hindi, English, Kullui

The Population of Naggar:

301 (as of 2020)

Currency used in Goa:

Indian Rupee (₹)

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Average monthly expenses:

INR 15,000 – 50,000 OR 170 – 600 USD per month

  1. Accommodation:
    • Hostels: INR 600-1000 OR 7-12 USD / night
    • Hotels: INR 3000 – 20,000 OR 36-240 USD / night
    • Renting out apartments (fully furnished, without having to get a long-term lease):
      • North Goa: INR 22,000 – 50,000 OR 264 – 600 USD /night
      • South Goa: INR 20,000 – 50,000 OR 240-600 USD/night

  2. Workspace: Approx INR 500-800 OR 6-9USD/day and 4000-8000/month:

  3. Food:
    Small local breakfast joints, restaurants and taverns: INR 100-200 OR 1.4-2.4 USD / person
    Cafes and themes dining spaces: INR 300-1000 or 3.5-12 USD per person (not including drinks)
    Drinking out: INR 80 – 1000 OR 1 – 12 USD per person
    Buying groceries: INR 10,000 -15,000 OR 120-180 USD per month

  4. Travel:
    Cabs: INR 2000 OR 24 USD for 30 km

  5. Local Experiences: INR 1500-3000 OR 18-36 USD

  6. Health and Fitness: INR 1000-4000 OR 12 -48 USD

Naggar Overview

Health & Safety Infrastructure

Women Helpline
Centralized Helpline Number
Child Helpline
Senior Citizen Helpline

Please add dialling code 0832 before all numbers.

Hopsitals in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh

Climate & Weather

1. Summer (April to June):

  • Climate: Summers in Naggar are mild and pleasant. The temperature during this season ranges from around 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F).
  • Weather: Days are relatively warm, while nights can be cooler. The weather is generally clear with occasional light showers.
  • Packing Suggestions:
    • Light cotton and breathable clothing for daytime.
    • A light jacket or sweater for the evenings.
    • Comfortable walking shoes for exploring the area.
    • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect against the sun.
    • Light raincoat or umbrella for possible brief showers.

2. Monsoon (July to September):

  • Climate: Monsoons bring moderate to heavy rainfall to Naggar. Temperatures range from around 12°C to 20°C (54°F to 68°F).
  • Weather: Rainfall is common, and the region becomes lush and green. Landslides and roadblocks are possible due to heavy rains. This is also the time when apples and plum trees start bearing fruits in Naggar and you can go fruit-picking in the backyard of NomadGao’s Plum Paradise.
  • Packing Suggestions:
    • Waterproof clothing and footwear to stay dry.
    • Umbrella and raincoat for outdoor activities.
    • Light layers can be added or removed depending on the weather.
    • Insect repellent to protect against mosquitoes.
The image shows the snow-capped peaks of Pir Pranjal range in Kullu, Himachal

3. Autumn (October to November):

  • Climate: Autumn is marked by pleasant weather and clear skies. Temperatures range from around 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F).
  • Weather: Days are sunny with cooler evenings. The foliage turns golden, creating a stunning backdrop.
  • Packing Suggestions:
    • Light to moderate layers, including sweaters or light jackets for the evenings.
    • Comfortable walking shoes for exploring.
    • Camera to capture the beautiful autumn scenery.

4. Winter (December to February):

  • Climate: Winters in Naggar are cold, and the temperature can drop to sub-zero levels. Daytime temperatures range from around 0°C to 10°C (32°F to 50°F).
  • Weather: The region experiences snowfall, creating a winter wonderland. Roads may be affected by snow, so check road conditions before travelling.
  • Packing Suggestions:
    • Heavy winter clothing, including insulated jackets, thermal layers, and woollens.
    • Warm gloves, scarves, and a hat to protect against the cold.
    • Sturdy, waterproof boots suitable for snowy conditions.
    • Hand warmers and other cold-weather accessories.

Financial Infrastructure

  1. Currency: INR
  2. Major banks & ATMs: SBI, HDFC, Kotak Bank

Best time to visit Naggar

Naggar is a mountain village that sits in the embrace of the Pir Panjal range in the Himalayas. The best time to visit Naggar is between April to September when the sun is out and it rains occasionally. If you’d like to experience a snowy winter wonderland in Naggar, consider travelling during January or February.

Best properties in Naggar

This is an exhaustive list of the best places to stay in Naggar:
  1. Naggar Castle:
    Historic castle turned hotel offering regal charm, modern luxuries, and panoramic views of Kullu Valley.
  2. Tree of Life:
    Serene escape in Naggar, seamlessly integrating nature, spa treatments, farm-to-table dining, and mountain vistas.
  3. The North:
    Contemporary boutique property in Naggar, combining style, exploration, and a vibrant atmosphere for modern travellers.
  4. Ragini Cottages:
    Cozy Himalayan retreat in Naggar, offering intimate cottages amidst scenic surroundings for a peaceful getaway.
The image shows hotels in Naggar

Coliving Spaces in Naggar

  1. Pahadi Robinhood (Hostel)
    Nestled in the quaint Himachali village Naggar, Pahadi Robinhood is designed for digital workforces, and long-term travellers and to host large group workshops and retreats. It has dorms and private rooms.
  2. The North (Experiential stay)
    The North is a creative studio that flourishes the local craft of our region as we research and innovate on sustainable architecture, make eco homes, practice permaculture and share this knowledge through workshops.
  3. GoStops Naggar (Hostel)
    GoStops is a rustic traveller’s hostel located next to the Roerich Art Gallery, in the heart of Naggar town.

Coliving Spaces in Naggar

  1. The North
  2. Pahadi Robinhood(Hostel)
  3. Gostops Naggar( Hostel)

Local Experiences in Naggar

The image shows digital nomads eating local food in Naggar Himachal

Naggar is a wonderful place to stay with locals and experience the raw side of the mountain life. Naggar has gone forward with the time but still cherishes its heritage cultural setting. One can experience the temple made by Pandavas and palaces of kings and the work of Russian artist.

Things to do in Naggar

  • Naggar Castle: Explore ancient heritage at Naggar Castle, a historic marvel nestled in the Himalayas.
  • Art Gallery: Immerse yourself in creativity at Naggar’s Art Gallery, showcasing local and contemporary artworks.
  • Krishna Temple: Seek spiritual solace at the Krishna Temple, an architectural gem echoing Naggar’s cultural essence.
  • Local Food & Jana Waterfall: Delight in local flavours while basking in the beauty of Jana Waterfall’s natural splendour.
  • Rumsu Village Trek: Embark on a trek to Rumsu Village, an offbeat escapade into serene landscapes and local life.
  • Tripura Sundri Temple: Discover tranquillity at Tripura Sundri Temple, a hidden gem of Naggar’s religious heritage.
  • Trek to Malana: Wander through breathtaking trails on a trek to Malana, an ancient village shrouded in myth and charm.
  • Day Hike to Nishala Temple: Experience spiritual rejuvenation with a day hike to Nishala Temple, surrounded by panoramic vistas.
  • Cafe Hopping – Explore exquisite local and international cafes in the quaint of Naggar and connect with your community as you go cafe hopping.

Nightlife in Naggar

Naggar is a quaint little town in Himachal. Switch things up a bit and spend some time hanging out in cafes, enjoying the live music and thrilling karaoke.
The image shows digital nomads in India in the himalayan village of Naggar Kullu

Local Transportation in Naggar

Naggar is well connected with roads and one can find frequent local buses, taxis, and rickshaws and can hire scooters and bikes from local vendors.

1. Naggar to Manali. INR 1500-2000 OR 18 – 20 USD

2. Naggar to Chandigarh. INR 4500- 7000 average OR 50 – 80 USD

3. Naggar to Delhi. INR 9500- 17000 OR 120 – 200 USD

4. Sightseeing in Naggar (approx fares for hiring a cab for a day) INR 1000 – 2000 OR 12 – 20 USD

(depends on duration and locations covered)

5. Naggar to the closest airport. INR 1500- 2500 OR 17 – 27 USD

(This is a special airport taxi since cabs are not allowed to enter the airport)

Health and Fitness in Naggar

There is one gym in Naggar Town and apart from that, you can get your workouts in through yoga sessions, meditation and trekking.

Hospitals in Naggar

There is one Primary Health Centre in the town and a few private clinics for emergencies.

Jobs in Naggar

Naggar does not have any professional platform to find jobs. However, you can find a job through locals and these are the best jobs to have in Naggar:
  1. Yoga Instructor
  2. Experiential Guide
  3. Barista
  4. Chef
  5. Photographer/Videographer
  6. Hotel management
The image shows a digital nomad in India working with a view

How to rent an apartment in Naggar?

There is no professional platform to find apartments in Naggar but you can find one with the help of locals.

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