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4 Forts to explore in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh (meaning "snow-laden province") is situated in the Western Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh is spread across valleys with many perennial rivers flowing through them. Almost 90% of the state's population lives in rural areas. Agriculture, horticulture, hydropower, and tourism are important constituents of the state's economy.

ARKI FORT  a descendant of Rana Sabha Chand.
ARKI FORT a descendant of Rana Sabha Chand. Arki, Himachal Pradesh 173208, India

The Arki palace was built between 1695 - 1700 by Rana Prithvi Singh a descendant of Rana Sabha Chand. The Diwan Khana of the palace has very nice paintings in Kangra style . The paintings depict incidents from mythology, religion, history, and culture. They include Kamdev's arrows on Shiva, Kalia-Mardan which represent mythology whereas the paintings of Sikh-Mughal battles represent events of history.

Kangra Fort
Kangra FortOld Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001, India

Kangra Fort is located 20 kilometers from the town of Dharamsala on the outskirts of the town of Kangra. Kangra Fort is witness to thousands of years of grandeur, invasion, war, wealth and evolution. This mighty fort traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, which is mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India.

Nahan Fort
Nahan FortRamkundi, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh 173001, India

Nahan is a town in Himachal Pradesh and is the headquarters of the Sirmaur district. This is an ancient fort located at the top of a hill. There are so many things to see in and around the fort.

Sujanpur Tira Fort
Sujanpur Tira FortSujanpur Tira, Himachal Pradesh 176110, India

The palace-fort, Sujanpur Tira is situated at a distance of 22kms from Hamirpur town and touches the Kangra border. The fort was built by Raja Abhay Chand of the Katoch dynasty of Kangra in 1758. For more than a century, Sujanpur Tira remained the royal residence for the Katoch dynasty. The fort in the early 19th century was also the residence of Raja Sansar Chand, who is reckoned to be the patron of Kangra School of miniature paintings.

Map of Forts to explore in Himachal Pradesh