Kangra Fort, Dharamshala

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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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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Kangra Fort, Dharamshala Reviews

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  • Nice place. Located at height. Sunset view is simply awesome. This Fort has a Jain Temple and a Hindu Temple. You need to trek a bit to go on the top. From above the view is simple wow❤️

  • Beautiful place with awesome scenic views and landscapes. Government has maintained it a great level even after it most of the fort was destroyed during 1905 Earthquake. There is an Entry fee of Rs 15 for Indian Nationals. As there is no canteen or Shop there, so it's better to pack your bags with Enough of Food and Water.

  • I must call it a good place for the historical learners but otherwise it's quite boring there. The view from the top of fort is kind of good. I'd prefer to visit there in the winter months. All over it's good experience going there.

  • I didn't expect it would be so nice. Audio guide is available but avoid as it is not worth. You need good amount of time to visit it as it has 4 levels and all surrounding are having awesome view.

  • 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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