Visit This Russian Artist's Gallery & Home On Your Next Trip To Manali
What Makes It Awesome
About a 15 minute walk from the Naggar Castle, the Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery comprises of a two-storey house; an art gallery with about 40 paintings by artist Nicholas Roerich and his son Svetoslav, a small temple and a memorial. You will have to trade your shoes for colourful jute chappals to walk and experience the gallery while admiring the artist's work. While you cannot enter the house, you can certainly peek through the glass from common areas and look in. The estate certainly reflects Colonial tastes with hardwood floor and walls and brocade accents on the furniture. The living room has a fireplace, plush carpets and wrought-iron chairs. The study area has a huge rack of books, a large study table, an oil lamp amongst other essentials of the time; a stamp, a paperweight, a brass pen stand. Two wooden chairs are placed on the balcony overlooking the picturesque Kullu Valley.
What's My Pro Tip?
Do go for a walk around the beautiful estate, visit the gallery of Roerich's son Svetoslav and his wife, Indian actress Devika Rani. Not only the walk is on a winding path, it's amidst a beautiful flower garden. The gallery showcases some of Svetoslav's best works and Devika Rani's timeless, classic possessions. You may also find some awesome letters here.
Once you exit the estate, you may also find some stalls offering steaming momos and everyone's favourite - maggi. Indulge if you may!