Inside the Sujanpur Tira Fort

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Built in 1750, housed the Katoch rulers including Raja Sansar Chand, and was once one of the beautiful palaces of Himalayas, now left only with the traces of history. Located on the top of the hill, facing the famous Chaugan, the Sujanpur Tira Fort, just 22 km from Hamirpur is a fine example of the golden age of erstwhile Kangra princely state. Demolished in the 1905 earthquake, the fort still stands high as a jewel of the town. The fort welcomes the visitors with heart-warming wall paintings, and beautiful structures. The fort complex holds 3 temples inside it, the Gauri Shankar temple is the main attraction, including the entrance hall known as Baradari which is remarkable and decorative. This fort is a double storey building, with curves, perfect alcove and huge rooms. Now in the hands of Archaeological Survey of India, efforts are being made to give it original look. The Sujanpur fort is a charming tourist destination. It has maximum to provide from history to architectural heritage to the visitor.


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