Bhimgarh Fort, Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is known for its outstanding natural beauty. However that Jammu and Kashmir is also enriched with historical assets like Bhimgarh Fort which is located in Reasi. Reasi is one of the ancient towns of Jammu & Kashmir. It is said to have been developed by Raja Bhim Dev in 8th century. Popularly known as Reasi Fort this ostentatiously-designed fort is located on a hillock which is about 150m high. The Bhimgarh fort was initially constructed of mere clay. However, one of the heirs of Maharaj Rishipal Rana rebuilt it using stone. The renovation of Reasi Fort was started in the year of 1817 by Gulab Singh of Jammu and Kashmir and the work ended in 1841. To keep the fort protected from all the enemies of the state, he built a strong stone wall at the entry gate that is one meter wide and fifty meters long. The main entry gate, made of Baluka stones, has beautiful carving all over. The front wall also has statues of God Hanuman and Goddess Mahakali.

Having an attractive water body nearby and peaceful temple inside, this fort is surely one of the most notable tourist attractions of Jammu & Kashmir. After Maharaha Gulab Singh passed away, Maharaja Ranbir Singh and Maharaja Pratap Singh had decided to use Bhimgarh Fort as treasury and armory. In the year 1989, Bhimgarh Fort was handed over to the State Archaeology Department of Jammu & Kashmir. In the year 1990, when the fort got renovated, the grand façade and surrounding areas had been revamped with picturesque gardens and wonderful pathways.

Timings

Bhimgarh Fort open at 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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