Both these forts are at some distance from Dharamshala. Kangra Fort is now in ruins because of the earthquake of 1905, still, the beauty of the place is retained by wonderful sights from the terrace, the Darwazahs, and the delightful carvings in the temples inside the fort.
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.
Take a tour of India's oldest dated fortThere’s so much to see in and around the Kangra district of Himachal – from impregnable mountain fortresses, ancient temples associated with Mahabharata legends to tea gardens. Once the seat of power to the Katoch dynasty that held sway over much of Himachal, the Kangra fort now stands as a testament to brilliant defensive fortifications capitalizing on impassable terrain.