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Kamru Fort, Sangla

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Kamru Fort is at an altitude of 2600 m above sea level, on the banks of the Baspa River. Located at a distance of about 229 km from Shimla and 2 km from the Sangla Valley, it is one of the oldest forts in Himachal Pradesh. One can find an image of Buddha at the temple's main gate. The wooden balcony adds to the beauty of the fort. An idol of the Hindu deity Kamakhya Devi also known as Kamakshi Devi is enshrined on the third floor of the fort.

According to a local belief, the idol of the deity was brought from Guwahati. There is also an ancient temple known as the Badrinath Temple situated in the Kamru Fort. The history of this temple dates back to the 15th century.

Every year a big fair is organised in the temple in honour of the deity. During this time the idol of the Goddess is taken to Gangotri. The fort is surrounded by some beautiful places such as the Rackchham Village, the Chitkul Village, and the Batseri Village. The Chitkul Village is the last village situated on the old Hindustan-Tibet trade route.

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