Kangra Fort, Kangra
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Kangra Fort

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The ruins of the Kangra Fort are located on a strategic height overlooking the Manjhi River and Ban Ganga River. The remains of the Kangra fort are still a dominating feature of the Kangra Valley. Mohammed Ghazni occupied the Kangra Fort in 1009 AD and at that time the place was called Bhima Nagar, after the name of Bhima, one of the Pandavas. Muhammed Tuglaq also conquered the fort in 1337, but could not occupy it for long. Feroz Tuglaq also plundered the fort in 1365 AD.


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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Rudraraj Trivedi

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  • Rudraraj Trivedi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 144 photos
  •  22 helpful votes
  •  12 readers
  • Posted Dec 30, 2016
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Nishwanjali srivastava

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  • Nishwanjali srivastava
  • 1 photo
  • 6 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  783 readers

"Lonely Place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Oct 19, 2016
I went to Kangra fort. It's a very lonely place.. You would not see so many people around. If you love to go to a fort or some historic monuments only then visit this place.

Carry an umbrella and a water bottle.

Fee is only Rs. 10 or 15.
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Prabal Awasthi

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  • Prabal Awasthi
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 20 photos
  • 75 Reviews
  •  43 helpful votes
  •  36732 readers

"Kangra fort ... Remainants speak louder of its grandeur"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 4, 2016
Kangra fort is situated at top of hill .. Surrounded by deep valley and thick stone wall capable of horse and artillery movement during war I. E why Kangra could never be conquered . . As nothing much od done to preserve the fort it is decaying with time ... Take a walkman guide at entrance which will guide you to whole palace ... Great palace but maintainable from authorities
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Pankaj Goel

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  • Pankaj Goel
  • Lives in Chandigarh
  • 5 Reviews
  •  65 helpful votes
  •  5048 readers

"Must visit place if weather is in your favour"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jun 5, 2016
Kangra fort situated in Kangra district is a most attractive place to visit. You will get a long history attached to that place which will be told by the guide at the said place. You need lots of free time to give a deep look on inside and outside views.
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Vikas Singhmar

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  • Vikas Singhmar
  • Lives in Hansi
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  250 readers

"Awesome experience"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2015
It was an awesome experience to be there, I went there with a friend and it was an awesome experience to view the place. I was so excited, ancient places are so exotic.
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Mannav V

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  • Mannav V
  • Lives in Pune
  • 6 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1410 readers

"Heritage Kangra Fort"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 22, 2015
Heritage Kangra Fort - Must visit for its historic values in Kangra. It's on the hilltop and well-maintained with Jain Temple of the first Tirthankara - Lord Adinath / Adeshwar Bhagwan. The only Jain Tirth place in Himachal Pradesh.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 53 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  246 helpful votes
  •  308033 readers

"Very old fort"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 18, 2015
It is located at 20 km from Dharamshala, outside is Kangra town. This fort was build by Alexander the great warrior, this is about 4th century and it is very old.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 53 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  246 helpful votes
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"Has a beautiful entrance"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 15, 2015
This is known as Nagarkot, located 42 km from Palampur. There are two entrance, it is currently preserved by archaeological department. It has very beautiful entrance and very amazing.
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Honey Sharma

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  • Honey Sharma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  6544 readers

"Have a marvelous view"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 24, 2015
Its just amazing, you have to climb around 1 km to reach on the top of the fort. Then you can have marvelous view on hills and river flowing beside the fort. You can find many couples too.
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Shiv Verma

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  • Shiv Verma
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  960 readers

"Good historic place during winter"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Sep 18, 2014
It is very special to visit such a historic palace. If you are going in winter, it is good to enjoy the winter of Dharamshala. It is always a pleasure to watch such historic things. If you are going in winter then you have to take proper clothes because it is too chilly condition there.
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Zoobie Sidhu

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  • Zoobie Sidhu
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  • Lives in Gurgaon
  • 18 photos
  • 54 Reviews
  •  176 helpful votes
  •  107934 readers

"Remains of an old dynasty"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2013
Kangra Fort is the remains of the fort and palace of erstwhile ruling family of Kangra. The re is nothing of palace let at present. Everything was destroyed in earthquakes. The fort offers great views of the valley.
The museum in the fort complex is a waste of time. One should visit the private museum of the royal family, adjoining the complex. This still has some collection, nothing great though.
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