Kangra Fort is situated 20 km from Dharamsala, in the suburbs of the Kangra town in Himachal Pradesh. It is the largest fort in the Himalayan region, covering a huge area of 463 acres. As per the Archaeological Survey of India, Kangra Fort is also an 8th largest fort in India. This fort is also the oldest fort of the country, said to be constructed approximately 3,500 years back by a descendant of the Katoch family, Maharaja Susharma Chandra. The Kangra Fort has witnessed thousands of years of magnificence, attacks, wars, riches, and development. This grand fort was built during the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, which is also specified in the Mahabharata epic. Dwelling in the lower Beas valley and its tributaries, it was previously one of the most important hill stations of Himachal and Punjab. The fort stretches over an elongated piece of land and has high walls and ramparts shielding it. They cover a course of approximately 4 km. Due to the treasures, it contained; this massive fort has been attacked several times. Nearly every king, be it an intruder or a local ruler have attempted to have control over the Kangra fort. Currently, the fort belongs of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Old Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001
Monsoon : Maximum: 18°C, Minimum: 22 °C
Summer : Maximum: 35°C, Minimum: 20 °C
Winter : Maximum: 4°C, Minimum: 7 °C
Recommended Season to Visit : Summer Season
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