About Ruined Fort, Shimla

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.

Monument Information


Old Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Kangra Airport, Gaggal
  • Nearest Railway Station :Amb Andaura Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Inter State Bus Terminal Dharamsala

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm


  • 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

Facilities available At the Monument

Accommodation near the monument

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
Total ₹ 250
₹ 250 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax