Kangra Fort

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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

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. 

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

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

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

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  • Kangra Fort Address: Old Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001, Dharamshala, India
  • Kangra Fort Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Kangra Fort Price: 150 INR
  • Best time to visit Kangra Fort(preferred time): 09:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Kangra Fort: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 92.97% of people who visit Dharamshala include Kangra Fort in their plan

  • 57.53% of people start their Kangra Fort visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kangra Fort

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

91.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kangra Fort

People normally club together Chamunda Devi and Masrur Rock Cut Temple 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
  • Good ancient fort. Clean and shining. Plan properly as you may not get food there. Carry your sunglasses. Good location for photos. A Jain temple outside the fort makes it more divine.

  • Truely a hidden gem. Very beautiful. Although some maintenance would make the place more attractive. Highly recommended for lovers of historical architecture.

  • Good place to learn about local history, fort has excellent architecture and construction. Must visit. Carry own water, caps, wear sports shoes.

  • It's nice to see a fort in foothills of Himalayas.. Not a majestic one like in Rajasthan, but the view from there and great history of fort makes its presence stand alone..

  • Wonderful place for a quick trample. Had been wanting to visit but the slightly tricky access always led to postponement...try to combine it with the private museum nearby for an enlightening experience

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