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Kangra Fort, Kangra
Kangra Fort, also known as Nagar Kot, was constructed by the royal family of Kangra. Situated at an altitude of 350 ft above sea level and spread across an area of 4 km. The site where the fort is situated is also known as the Purana Kangra, which is at a distance of 3 km away from the town of Kangra. This fort not only finds mention in the great Indian epic of Mahabharata but also in the war records of Alexander the Great.Built at the convergence of the two rivers, namely, Banganga and Manjhi, the fort is bounded by thick walls and fortifications. To enter inside the fort, one has to pass through a small courtyard, which rests between the two gates. The gate, having age old inscriptions of the Sikh period, is also known as ‘patak’ or Ranjit Singh Gate.Travelers can reach to the top of the fort via the Ahani and Amiri Darwaza, following a tapered passage from the entrance. Nawab Alif Khan, the first governor of the Kangra territory built the gates of the fort. Tourists can also visit a polygonal watch tower, the Laxmi Narayan Temple, and the Adinath temple situated in the fort.