The 551-year-old Naggar Castle and the 120-year-old Palace Hotel Chail is considering for the heritage buildings of national importance a seven-member heritage committee of the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has given in-principle approval for declaring these heritages building as “heritage buildings of national importance”.

The Naggar Castle and the Palace Hotel are being run as heritage hotels by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC). Now, these are set to figure on the country’s list of heritage hotels and properties. This, in turn, will propel the Kullu-Manali tourist and the Chail-Shimla circuits into the hitherto lesser-known elite tourism arena, giving Himachal a prized leverage in the high-end tourism market.