Kangra Fort : The Largest and oldest fort in the Himalaya of India

If you are planning holidays to Himachal Pradesh then Kangra is one of the best location to visit in the month of March 2019. Here are the list of the places to see in Kangra Fort, Things to do in Kangra Fort. Kangra fort is the Oldest and largest forts in the Himalayas of India.

Kangra Fort : The Largest and oldest fort in the Himalaya of India
Kangra Fort – Kangra

Kangra Fort Famous For

History, Serenity, Photography.

Location of Kangra Fort

The Kangra Fort is located 20 kilometers from the town of Dharamsala on the outskirts of the town of Kangra, India. 

History of India’s Highest & Largest of India’s Himalayas

The royal Rajput family of Kangra State the Katoch dynasty built the Kangra Fort. The saga of this dynasty comes from ancient Mahabharata. Kangra was at the time ruled by Raja Hari Chand Katoch of Kangra (also known as Raja Hari Chand II). Mughal Emperor Jahangir with the help of SurajMal garrisoned with his troops. Under Jahangir, Murtaza Khan the governor of Punjab was directed to conquer Kangra, but he failed on account of the jealousy and opposition of the Rajput chiefs who were associated with him.
Price Khurram was put in charge of the command. The siege of Kangra was pushed on for weeks. Supplies were cut off. The garrison had to live on boiled dry grass. It was faced with death and starvation. After a siege of 14 months, the fort surrendered in November, 1620. In 1621, Jahangir visited it and ordered the slaughter of a bullock there. A mosque was also built within the fort of Kangra.

Best Time to Visit Kangra Fort

Kangra Fort is located at India’s one of the best hill station. The Best time to visit Kangra fort is from March to September. If you are looking to enjoy holidays with children after their board exams then Kangra Fort is one of the top most place to visit with Family popular in India.

Places to see near Kangra Fort

  • Kangra.
  • Jawalamukhi Temple.
  • Ambika Devi Temple.
  • Brijeshwari Temple.
  • Jayati Mata Temple.
  • Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch Museum.

Things to view in Kangra Fort

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