This fort lies about 20 kms away from Dharamsala and is located in Kangra in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Alexander the great had mentioned this fort in his war records dating back to the 4th century. It was built by the Kangra royal family and has even mentions in the Mahabharata. It is considered as the largest fort in the Himalayas as well as the oldest. It was invaded and taken over by Mahmud of Ghazni and then later by Muhammed Bin Tughlaq and yet again by Firuz Shah Tughlaq who was his successor.
Later on in 1622 it came under the control of Emperor Jahangir who appointed a governor to maintain control over it. After Raja Sansar Chand came close to recovering this fort in 1789 the Gurkhas finally captured the entire valley in 1809. The Gurkha army was later defeated by the British and Ranjit Singh the Maharaja of Punjab was made the ruler of the fort and his rule lasted till 1846 after which it went into the hands of the British East India Company.
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