Kotla Fort, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

At a distance of 37 km. from Dharamshala and 54 km. from Kangra, lies the magnificent Kotla Fort of Himachal Pradesh. The fort was created by Raja Ram Chand, a Guler ruler of the 16th century. During the reign of Raja Suraj Mal, the fort was captured and Madho Singh was crowned as its leader.

A trip to Kotla Fort is a heavenly journey for all nature lovers. Standing at a height of 650m., the fort is surrounded with lush green forests and valleys. The route towards Kotla fortification is secured by tons of think timberlands of pine that are sure to make you feel within the lap of nature.

As you finally get through this, you come face-to-face with the grand Kotla fort. Being built on a secluded island, the fort provides impressive views into the deep valleys, residing beneath it. While entering the fort, the first thing that you notice is the Bagalamukhi temple, a temple dedicated to one of Durga’s incarnations. Looking within, you’ll find magnificence emanating from the idol placed within.

Inside the fort, you will find yourself within a fortress house containing 15 passages, designed exactly along the lines of the Kangra fort itself. Apart from this, you also find a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha himself, decorated with divider artworks on external dividers. Most prevalent amongst these is the divider highlighting three curves and specialties. The Kotla fort is a stupendous one and it is a fabulous fort being a spectacle to the eyes of the observer in question.


Himachal Kotla Fort can be visit during the day time from 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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