Kangra Fort Overview

Ranked 6 of 22 sightseeing in Kangra

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 DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Nishwanjali srivastava

Nishwanjali srivastava2.9/5

7 reviews

Lonely Place

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.

Dr prabal Awasthi

Dr prabal Awasthi4.3/5

82 reviews

Kangra fort ... Remainants speak louder of its grandeur

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

Pankaj Goel

Pankaj Goel2.9/5

5 reviews

Must visit place if weather is in your favour

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.

Vikas Singhmar

Vikas Singhmar4.3/5

1 review

Awesome experience

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.
  • Awesome experience

Mannav V

Mannav V5.0/5

16 reviews

Heritage Kangra Fort

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.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Very old fort

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.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Has a beautiful entrance

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.

Honey Sharma

Honey Sharma5.0/5

7 reviews

Have a marvelous view

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.

Shiv Verma

Shiv Verma4.3/5

2 reviews

Good historic place during winter

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.

Zoobie Sidhu

Zoobie Sidhu2.9/5

55 reviews

Remains of an old dynasty

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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Kangra Fort, Kangra

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Kangra Fort, Kangra
Kangra Fort, Kangra

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Kangra Fort, Kangra
Kangra Fort, Kangra

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Kangra Fort, Kangra