Kangra Fort in Himachal Pradesh
Kangra Fort is the most important monument of Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful monument is built at Banganga and Manjhi streams. Also, this fort is just 17 kms away from Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. This place is a must to see in Himachal Pradesh. This symbolizes the historic culture of India. This fort is one of the oldest forts in Himachal Pradesh.
Kangra fort is said to be made in 1009 AD by the famous Kangra Family. This fort is pedestaled on a rock present in Old Kangra. In ancient times, this fort was ruled by Britishers and Kishmiris too. This is actually a mixture of modern art as well as ancient structure. The structure of this fort consists of huge walls and black stones which enhance the beauty of this fort. Also, the list of rulars who ruled this fort is also present in the entry gate of this Fort.
The welcome gates of Kangra fort are called Darwazas. These are huge Doors and attracts the attention of most of the visitors. The actual journey to Kangra fort starts from Ranjit Singh Darwaza. After that you will pass through Ahni and Amiri gates. Then you will find another gate known as Jahangiri gate which will take you to Andheri Darwaza. You will find many such gates or Darwazas in Kangra fort. The best gates among all these is Darshani Darwara, which is the oldest one and very attractive.
Tourist attractions in Kangra Fort
* Kangra fort is the oldest monument in Himachal Pradesh which makes it different from other monuments and tourist loves to come here.
This fort is full of ancient gateways or Darwazas which symbolizes the ancient art of India.
* This fort also have many Temples nearby. This include Lakshmi Narayan Mindir, Shaitala Mandir and also Ambika Devi Mandir. These Hindu Temples in Kangra are visited by hundreds and thousands of people every year.
* Also, an ancient watch out tower is present nearby which gives a perfect look of the place.
* The walls and doors of Kangra fort are built up with Black rocks which makes them more attractive.
Hotels near Kangra Fort
* Hotel Maurya
Near Post Office Dharamshala,
Kangra Himachal Pradesh
* Hotel Chitpurni Heights
Kangra Himachal Pradesh
* Hotel Taragarh Palace
Himachal Pradesh 176 081,India.
* Hotel Judge Court
Jai Bhawan, Pragpur - 177 107
Dist Kangra, Himachal Pradesh(India)
* Hotel T-Bud
Hotel Tea Bud
Palampur (H.P. )- 176061
How to reach Kangra Fort
It is very easy to reach Kangra fort. It is situated in Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. One can easily reach this place from the main town of kangra, it is just 6 kms from there. Also, you can reach here from Dalhousie which is 17 kms from here. Hiring a taxi or travelling through transport buses is the best way to reach Kangra fort.
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