On the way back from Mcleodganj during a recent weekend trip, our trustworthy friend, popularly referred to as Google Maps, pointed towards a monument of historical significance : The Kangra Fort.
The ride to the fort was interesting. The cab driver wanted to make sure we reach before 5pm (entries close then). He drove really fast and the turns he took were very sharp. Naysayer was sitting in the front (he was safe) but the three of us swayed in every direction. Superwoman felt a little nauseated. I did too. Soon I started enjoying the ride. I do not know what went wrong but I was freaking hilarious the whole ride.We managed to reach the Fort at 4:45pm. When we got down of the car, it took us time to walk straight. It was quite humid and sunny. We entered the fort. Had the weather been a little better we might have stayed there longer. Ants started biting me. The fort wasn't crowded so we could click good pictures without people photo bombing.
Lying at a distance of 20km from the Dharamshala on the outskirts of Kangra Town is the Oldest dated fort in India, said to be build 3,500 years ago by Maharaja Susharma Chandra, a descendant of the Katoch family.
I had already arranged a cab beforehand which took me to a few places that were there in my checklist for this trip. I Started with the Kangra Fort.The Kangra Fort is located 20 kilometers from the town of Dharamsala on the outskirts of the town of Kangra. The fort was built by the royal Rajput family of the Kangra State. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India.You can Google the history if you want. The location is absolutely scenic offering amazing views of the Kangra Valley.