Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Kangra Fort- A place to visit














Kangra Fort has great relevance in the history of the Kangra district and Katoch kingdom. This fort is situated just few kilometers from the present Kangra city. This fort has always remained pride for the people of Kangra. Situated over large area, this fort offers a great location to visit. This fort is situated at the top of a hill and besides a small river. Presently this fort is under renovation and taken over by the Government of India. People are required to pay Indian five rupees per person for visiting this fort. This fort contains many gardens, historical gates, temple and old monuments. This fort is worth visiting and is situated on main Kangra-Pathankot national highway. A small link road is available to visit this fort. Adjacent to this fort also situated a historical Jain temple and it is also visited by many Jain devotees every year. Temple of Goddess Ambika holds a great significance to the people katoch caste as it is temple of their Kul Devi. However due to years of neglect this fort has lost lot of it’s beautify and most of its unique things like temple are in abandoned state. This is a sorrowful state for the fort which has great long history behind it. Many fights are fought for the control of this fort because it was believed at time that who controls this fort will also control the total Himachal. Most of the time this fort has remained in the dominance of katoch kings however in the end of the era this fort saw many different rulers like Gorka’s and Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Above enjoy the beautiful pictures of the Kangra Fort.

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