Boundary of a fort

Kangra fort entrance

This is the entrance to the famous Kangra Fort which is located 20 kilometers from the town of Dharamsala, India. The fort was first mentioned in Alexander the Great‘s war records, referring to the 4th century BC.

The Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family of Kangra State (the Katoch dynasty), which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India.

wall of the fort

Kangra valley is one of the most picturesque, green and luxuriant valleys of lower Himalayas sheltered by the sublime Dhauladhar range. It is one of the most important or famous district of Himachal Pradesh. Kangra is mainly famous for its natural beauty and tea gardens.

Note: The written information is copied from Wikipedia. The photos have been clicked by me.

9 thoughts on “Boundary of a fort

    • I did check it on google, it kind of looks similar. However, this didn’t have (side) round turrets at its entrance. Nevertheless Sheen, thanks for bringing up the name it was interesting to read about the fort of Attock. 🙂


  1. Breathtaking photos Norma. The angle you chose displays the epic nature of the fort brilliantly. I saw a performance of ‘Mahabharata’ and it was amazing. I am grateful to you for bringing me closer to the story with your post.


    • That’s great. I hope you would have enjoyed the play. I’m sure they would have had very colourful costumes and perhaps, some loud music.
      I’m glad that you loved these pics Lita. 🙂


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