Kangra Fort, Dharamshala

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Kangra Fort, Dharamshala - Address, Ticket Price

Address: Old Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001

Ticket Price: 150 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Located around 20 kilometres from Dharamshala, the Kangra Fort is a Rajput fort and is the largest one in the Himalayas. It is also one of the oldest dated forts in India. Having an interesting history, the Kangra Fort has had many famous historical figures as its residents and rulers- from Mahmud of Ghazni to Muhammad bin Tughluq to Mughal Emperor Jahangir to Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It was later occupied by the British till an earthquake in the year 1905 left it uninhabitable. Highlights of the fort include:

  • Its vastness
  • The beautiful and intricate architecture
  • Laxmi Narayan temple within the fort premises
  • Sitlamata Temple
  • Ranjit Singh Gate
  • Magnificent views from the watch tower
  • Nagarkot Fort Museum

A must visit for architecture and history buffs. 

Kangra Fort Information

  • Visit in the morning. The fort starts to get crowded after noon.

Kangra Fort Ticket Prices

  • Indian Nationals: INR 150
  • Foreign Nationals: INR 300

How To reach Kangra Fort by Public Transport

  • Renting a car or hiring a private taxi is recommended.

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  • Even the ruins are breathtakingly beautiful...💖 But Better take a local cab and I found nothing to eat inside...not even a small canteen...so keep snacks n water handy. Toilets are there (another puzzle to locate them) A little efforts by concerned authority can make visit to this place could be more memorable.

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  • Awesome place to visit. Its tourist place and and v can know our past history from here. The King of kangra bravery reflected here. Feel proud to visit here.

  • A real ancient place with so much dark history associated with it. Do a take an audio guide with you to know the history . BUT you need to have vehicle with you. A taxi or an auto . Keep it booked for full trip. Not connected well with public transport.

  • Very good place its always nice to be there this fort has his magnificent history. now its ruined due to earthquake in 1905 but still its location and view form top will make your visit worthful. As the history is concerned it date backs to Mahabharata time...

  • Very good experience. Was a bit difficult to arrive with confusing road signs. The audio guide is highly recommended. The museum within the campus is somewhat not up to the mark. Not difficult to access even to the terrace at the end of the walk.

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