Visit Historic Structure of Kotla Fort In Himachal Tour

Visit Historic Structure of Kotla Fort In Himachal Tour

At a distance of 37 km from Dharamshala, 44 km from McLeod Ganj and 54 km from Kangra, Kotla Fort is a historic structure at Kotla Town situated on the Pathankot-Dharamshala road in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

The fort stands at an altitude of 650 m, overlooking the surrounding deep valleys. The fort was built by Raja Ram Chand of Guler in the 16th century. It was seized during the reign of Raja Suraj Mal and his brother Madho Singh was made the commander of the fort. The way to the fort is covered with thick forests of pine.

The fort houses 15 corridors and was built on a huge rock, which follows the building style of Kangra Fort. A Bagulamukhi temple is located at the main entrance of the fort. There is also a small temple devoted to Lord Ganesh which features a round roof. The temple is adorned with wall paintings on the outer walls. There is a wall featuring three arches and niches which is popular.The fort is now restored and maintained by archaeological department.

 Kotla Fort

Kotla fort is situated in the interiors of Kangra. The fort of Kotla lies almost half way to Gaggal in Himachal pradesh from Pathankot. This fortress was originally built by the Guleria Rajputs. It was seized during the reign of Raja Suraj Mal Pathania and a younger brother Madho Singh, was made the Quiledar or the commander of the fort.

BagalaMukhi Mata Temple, Kotla, Kangra, Himachal

Bagalamukhi Devi is one of the ten Hindu Goddesses of Power. Bagalamukhi Puja is performed according to Vedic ritual, to defeat enemies. It not only decreases the power of the enemy, but also creates an atmosphere where they become helpless. The Abhimantrit Bagalamukhi Yantra is also used for the same purpose. It protects the person from enemies and evils.

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