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

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

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

  • 42.6% 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

94.8% 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

  • Beautiful. Nicely maintained. But could have been still better. Please use audio for the information of the fort. From top of the fort the view is beautiful and you know why that fort was built there as you can have a 360 degree view of the whole area

  • The fort ruins are nice but basically only the walls are preserved... very few details left. The view from the top is v nice...360 degree view with confidence of the rivers. It can also be very hot so best to visit in pleasenter months. There are drinking water coolers at several places though which is v good of the department

  • The fort has a beautiful history. If you visit here don't go inside without a audio guide which you get near entrance! The fort has a beautiful history which is not taught in our syllabus! Without a guide it's just another ruins of our ancestors!

  • Very nice place for tourist to see our historical places. It is well managed by govt. It has a very great history. You can feel proud to see this place. Near by you can see the museum of the "King of Kangda" .

  • Its a fort under ASI. The fort is small in area and reaching till top requires a medium effort in uphill climbing. All the gates are still intact. Few temples also remain. The view of the valley is beautiful from various points. Not a “must visit” but if you do have time and the weather is not hot then worth paying a visit.

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