The Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family of Kangra State (the Katoch dynasty), which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest dated fort in India.

It is said that Kangra belongs to the one who owns the fort. It have been in many hands from Raja Sansar Chand to Gurkhas, Mughals, Maharaja Ranjeet Singh & finally Britishers untill it suffered a huge loss in an earthquake in 1905. Strategically, fort’s location as its own significance where it dominates whole of Kangra from a steep rock and is just beside sangam of river Bhanganga & Majhi.

A narrow passage with 4-5 huge gates takes you to the fort where each gate is named after river Ganga, Yamuna, Jahagiri Gate etc.

The only functional thing which still exists in this fort is a Temple. 

Kangra fort offers many landscape views and the endpoint is nicely maintained, with seatings. Ruins of majestic carved walls can be clearly seen at many sites of the fort.

Once Gurkhas tried to annex this fort, at that time Raja Sansar Singh & Maharaja Ranjeet Singh were forced to form an alliance. When Gurkhas got to know that Sikh Forces are arriving for aid of Raja Sansar Singh, they eventually left the fort before Sikh troops could arrive.

Another thing which I could not figure out are these round structures. However, they do look like something which could have been used for sitting purpose or something else but these were beautiful.

I would surely recommend you to visit it once. Afterall its biggest fort in Himalayas. Even if you get tired visiting the fort, you will have a chance to have some water in royal style.