Kangra Fort

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  • Address: Old Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001, Dharamshala, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 150 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture , Fort

About Kangra Fort, Dharamshala

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Kangra Fort

  • 95% of people who visit Dharamshala include Kangra Fort in their plan

  • 43.11% of people start their Kangra Fort visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kangra Fort

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

94.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kangra Fort

People normally club together Kunal Pathri and Hpca Stadium while planning their visit to Kangra Fort.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Kangra Fort, Dharamshala Reviews

  • This place is really awesome. It can be called a good picnic spot. Before visiting here you should seek some necessary information regarding the history of this fort or you should have a guide. Evening visit is the best. On a sunny day you can also get the view of beautiful icy hills from the top point. The topmost point is the best here. There is a small jail also here. Its a bit scary😱. If you visit here then you shall visit the nearby museum too.

  • Fort is maintained well. The trek up and down the fort is not very tiring with cool breeze and picturesque surrounding. It is full of history. Do not forget to hire the audio guide. It is very imaginatively made with good voice and script. Your visit will be useless without it.

  • An excellent historical destination to visit in the Kangra Valley. The fort hasn't been inhabited since the damages post 1905 Kangra Earthquake. ASI has maintained this well and Narrow Casters provide audio guide right at the fort doorstep. Medium fitness levels are expected as one would be required to climb the uneven steps in the fort as well as the steep inclines. A must visit if you are in the region. The fort is closed on Fridays

  • Great place to visit with family. One can call it a good picnic spot. Though a tourist guide to accompany tourists and tell them the History of the place is required . Still for some money they provide you headphones which tells about the fort and it's hist.

  • Visiting here was just like entering in 100 or 200 years back from now, the example of great Indian architecture tall pillars and magnificent scenery will made your visit memorable. Temples inside castle is must go place as it is devoted to Jain community which is intriguing as there are not many Jain temples around state. In my view words can't describe it's beauty... U must go and explore it yourself. #wander #explore#getamazed

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