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The Nalagarh Fort

The beautiful town of Nalagarh is considered as the gateway to Himachal Pradesh. An attractive hill station, Nalagarh was founded by the Chandela Rajputs in the early 12th century. The town is also known as Nawalgarh or Hindur. Located in the Solan District of Himachal Pradesh, Nalagarh is about 60Kms from Chandigarh. It is a popular weekend getaway among the locals from Chandigarh, Delhi as well as tourists from all across India and abroad. The hill station offers a wide variety of attractions. The scenic beauty of the hill station pulls in throngs of crowds every year.

Nalagarh Fort is among one of the main tourist attractions in the city of Nalagarh. Nalagarh Fort is built on a hill at the base of the massive Himalayas. The fort is spread over an area of 20 acres of greenery and well-manicured gardens and lawns. The fort was originally built in the early 15th century, during the rule of Raja Bikram Chand. The beautiful fort now serves as a heritage hotel.

Guests to Nalagarh Fort can see exciting scenes of the Shivalik Ranges, located away from the River Sirsa. The heritage hotel at Nalagarh Fort offers excellent facilities and a relaxing environment for guests to unwind. There are several attractions within close reach of Nalagarh Fort, which can be visited during one’s stay at the fort resort. Among these attractions, the most prominent is Ramnagar Fort, which was built by Raja Ram Chander. The fort was an important part of the Gurkha wars during the 19th century.

Purpose of Nalagarh Fort

Nalagarh Fort was built in 1412 by the ruler of the area at that time, Raja Bikram Chand. The rulers were appreciators or art and architecture, and the fort was built as a symbol of this. Nalagarh was under the rule of Chandela Rajputs who were originally from Chanderi in the Bundelkhand region of India. The fort is surrounded by several acres of woodlands, presenting beautiful scenery. Nalagarh Fort is one of the three forts built by the Chandela Rajputs. This was the first fort to be built by them.


Nalagarh Fort if built on five levels. Three of these levels have beautifully designed and well maintained lawns. The fort is mainly constructed in the architectural style of the Mughals. The fort is formed by several structures. Through various centuries since its construction, the fort has gone through several renovations.

At present, the fort offers lavish rooms and excellent recreational facilities. The surroundings of the fort are amazing, the lawn and gardens in the premises are properly manicured and maintained. The rooms open to beautiful views of nature. The settings of Nalagarh Fort resort offer guests with excellent ambiance and serenity.

Visiting the Fort

Nalagarh Fort heritage hotel is one of the most prestigious and well-known hotels in Nalagarh. Located at the foothills of a hillock of the Himalayas, the fort is a wonderful escape for visitors. Visitors to the fort can enjoy an amazing range of facilities. The rooms are luxuriously planned and decorated, with the finest pieces of art and furniture. The hotel also offers conference facilities and excellent dining options. Guests at Nalagarh Fort resort can enjoy a wide range of Indian and Continental dishes, depending on their tastes and choices.

Visitors to Nalagarh Fort can enjoy refreshing nature walks, and also plan a picnic at the Ramgarh Fort and the popular Mughal Gardens. The lakes, especially the Gobind Sagar Lake within close reach of Nalagarh Fort, are perfect to enjoy family outings with activities like boating and fishing. While at Nalgarh Fort, guests can also plan an excursion to the Naina Devi Temple, which is located about 60 Kms away from the fort.

The fort resort itself is a good place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The spa and beauty centre at the resort offers a wide range of massages and other beauty services, that the guests can benefit from. The resort also has a gym, so that guests can keep up with their fitness routine.

Nalagarh Fort is located on NH 21A. It is easily accessible from the bus stand at Nalagarh, which is just 1.3 Kms from the bus stand. Local taxis and buses are available from the bus stand to ferry tourists to the fort. There are also private and government buses available that can be taken to reach the fort.

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