Kangra Fort
Kangra Fort
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  • Siddhartha
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,347 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History calls
    A ruined fort which was restored after 1905 earthquake and it was build by Rajput. We hired a audio guide for explain but vain hope due to non functioning. The location of the fort on a hilltop adds to its charm.There is a bit of walking to be done to reach top of the Fort from where you’ll get beautiful view of the Dhauladhar ranges. The fort is  protected monument under Archiological Survey of India. Entry tickets of Rs.25/-.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 December 2023
  • Chetna M
    London, United Kingdom559 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Step Forth
    Whilst in Dharamshala we visited Kangra and its fort, an amazing structure on a hilltop which according to history remained undefeated by the Moguls. There are a lot of steps to walk up so if you are less mobile, do give this a miss. The views from the top of the fort are amazing. We also saw some ancient carvings of deities etched into stone. A special place to visit steeped in history.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 March 2024
  • TARUN S
    Bengaluru, India6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fort with a lot of history
    We climbed this fort on a very hot day and time (38 degree Celsius), hence probably found this a lot more tiring. Having said that the fort has a chequered history and the audio guide was helpful in understanding the fort much better. Most of the fort is in ruins which adds to the charm.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 June 2024
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TARUN S
Bengaluru, India6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We climbed this fort on a very hot day and time (38 degree Celsius), hence probably found this a lot more tiring. Having said that the fort has a chequered history and the audio guide was helpful in understanding the fort much better. Most of the fort is in ruins which adds to the charm.
Written 15 June 2024
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Sid Dutt
New Delhi, India4 contributions
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May 2024 • Family
Kangra Fort is perhaps the definitive fort in North India, apart from Rajasthani forts.
And for a fort buff like myself, it was remarkable since the fort ruins (yes, an earthquake destroyed a substantial portion of the fort in 1905) were not only well-preserved by the ASI (The Archeological Survey of India) but were also brought to life through an entertaining and interesting audio-guide facility, at par with museums in the Western world.
Perhaps the only fort that has successfully warded off 52 attacks (sometime in the B.C. era) and is also linked to the great Porus (the North Indian king who refused to submit to Alexander the Great despite being defeated by him), the Kangra fort was perhaps the most strategic and important fort in the whole of North India (except Rajasthan).

The current-day fort ruins lie along a partly-steep, slightly long and slightly tiring walk inside the fort premises - be sure to bring along a bottle of water, a cap/ shades and yes, comfy walking shoes (you'll need them from sure).
Enter the fort through the Ranjit Singh gate, pass through various gates and the fort ramparts and then finally wind up at the topmost viewing point (the terrace) from where you can get a magnificently sweeping view of the entire valley (not recommended though for the weak/faint-hearted or those who are a wee bit afraid of heights).

Also do visit the Raja Sansar Chand museum near the fort premises (at a short distance uphill from the fort) - which houses some interesting relics, displays and other exhibits of the Katoch kings (the rulers of the Kangra fort).
And here also don't forget to take the audio-guide, which brings these displays to life
Written 2 June 2024
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Chetna M
London, UK559 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Whilst in Dharamshala we visited Kangra and its fort, an amazing structure on a hilltop which according to history remained undefeated by the Moguls. There are a lot of steps to walk up so if you are less mobile, do give this a miss. The views from the top of the fort are amazing. We also saw some ancient carvings of deities etched into stone. A special place to visit steeped in history.
Written 31 March 2024
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Siddhartha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A ruined fort which was restored after 1905 earthquake and it was build by Rajput.
We hired a audio guide for explain but vain hope due to non functioning.
The location of the fort on a hilltop adds to its charm.There is a bit of walking to be done to reach top of the Fort from where you’ll get beautiful view of the Dhauladhar ranges.
The fort is  protected monument under Archiological Survey of India. Entry tickets of Rs.25/-.
Written 11 December 2023
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⭐️Ranchit Angroola⭐️
Amritsar, India52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
A place with historical importance has been ignored. The place is located at the confluence of the banganga and Manjhi rivers and the fort overlooks the vast Kangra Valley. The fort was conqured by Muhmud Ghazni in 1009 CE. The same was under british occupation when Maharaja Ranjeet Singh was defeated by them. being one of the centrally protected monument the same has been neglected even when it comes to basic facilties like Toilet. Govt of HP can start a light and sound show to show its mantle to the world.
Written 10 July 2023
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Travelwith Anagha
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.”

Just 20 km away from Dharmshala one of the oldest fort in Laxmi Narayan temple and jain mandir must visit.

Best place for history and nature lovers.
U can get best views from the place.
Written 27 June 2023
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Navneet V
New Delhi, India6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Beautiful fort with lot of history. Trek to the top via the steps for a view of kangra and also spend time in the museum to understand history of Kangra
Written 24 June 2023
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Lovely views from the top, as you admire the steep Kangra Valley from all sides. The fort itself is a unique piece of history, though I have been more impressed with the ones I saw in Rajasthan. There is also a nice museum here!
Written 16 May 2023
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bittonboy
Saltford, UK232 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
A pleasant hour spent walking round Changra Fort, and there are some ancient relics and stone carvings remaining. Lovely views from the top. It is not crowded. An hour is enough time to see everything.
Written 28 February 2023
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Sanjay Vaid
Pune, India23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
One of the really nice things we did on a holiday to this region - a must-do in Kangra. But it has to be done with the audio guide which is available in the museum above / or please enquire at the ticket counter. Amazing insight into the history of the place - the audio guide is extremely well put together - a real value addition. Great views on a clear winter day added to the overall great experience.
Written 24 January 2023
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