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Ruined Fort: Shimla

Ruined Fort: Shimla


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The ruined fort in Shimla or the Kangra fort is dubbed the largest fort in the Himalayas and the 8th largest in India spanning an area of 463 acres. Located on the outskirts of the town of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, the fort is around 3,500 years old and is said to be built by Maharaja Susharma Chandra of the Katoch dynasty who fought for Kauravas in the battle of Mahabharata. Subjected to many attacks in history because of its location, the fort accommodates about 21 treasure wells, each 4 meters deep and about 2 and a half meters in circumference. The main attractions of the fort are the large courtyard which contains the stone-carved temples of Laxmi Narayan, Ambika Devi and the Jain Temple that holds the original idol of Mahavir and is the place of pilgrimage for Jains. The fort holds 11 gates and 23 bastions. Apart from this, the other attractions are the Darshani Darwaza, Mahlon ka Darwaza, and the Andheri Darwaza. The timings for the fort are from 9am to 5:30 pm and the entry fee charged is INR 25 from Indians and INR 300 from foreigners.

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • Visitor shall be required to show an original photo identity proof at the entry to the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
  • This monument is a Non Smoking zone.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Refund policy later for any transaction is not permitted as per the guidelines of the Archaeological Survey Of India so refund for any transaction under any circumstances won't be possible.