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

Kangra Fort - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Kangra Fort

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Kangra Fort

  • 93.48% 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

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Kangra Fort, Dharamshala Reviews

  • Another great place in Kangra district. It's very clean and quite maintained. A good place to visit in early morning time or little late in the afternoon cause it's pretty open and the sun will soak the juice out of you. It has 25 ₹ entry fee and you would be charged differently for the video cam n professional cameras. Mind your steps while walking around you might find birds in the gaps of the walls of the fort(if you are a bird watcher). A beautiful spot with a spectacular view of nature, river and the town. Don't miss those carvings in the fort just behind the temple wall. Rest of the fort is easy to roam around and you would finish it within 30 mins of time if you are not into photography. Try avoiding the afternoon (11-4pm)times as it's sunny n hot out there. There are guards for your safety and audio guides are available too for foreign nationals. Enjoy your trip and say my hello to the beautiful lady at the ticket counter. 😊😊

  • Very unique and nearly maintained. Toilets are conveniently placed too. Some more written info would be appreciated. The location is picturesque.

  • The Kangra Fort is a protected monument and a beautiful ruin to visit while you are near Dharamshala or near Kangra. The fort walls still stand strong and look beautiful. The entry fee is just 25 INR per person. The fort has a great view from the top and I advise the Himachal Pradesh tourism ministry to market this place more.

  • This place is near Dharmshala. You won't hear about this place from many people but it's one of its kind and a must visit place if you are on a trip to Dharmshala. It has got historical vitality and the scenery from Fort is fabulous. You won't regret a visit to this place if you are history lover and are in love with the natural scenery.

  • A trip into history, the manicured lawns and 'under restoration' ramparts take you back in time. The global architectural influences, the engineering feats and the views will definitely enthrall you. A must see if you are in the vicinity.

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