Photos: Himachal’s Historic Kangra Fort

Kangra fort is strategically located, overlooking hills and rivers-it would offer clear view of the invading army and barriers like rivers provided good protection. Fort dates back to 4th century BC and finds a mention in Alexander’s war. Lot of carvings, I guess it formed exterior of a Laxminarayana temple that existed, which would have been destroyed during one of the wars.Another small temple, of Ambika mata is operational- to the left side of the stairs in above picture.Vvisit to Kangra can be clubbed with visit to McLeodGunj and Dharmashala. (one can stay here and visit Kangra) ~ Shrinidhi Hande

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