Kamalah Fort Mandi

Kamalah Fort is a 17th century fort located in the village of Kamalah in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. It was built in 1625 by Suraj Sen, the king of Mandi. The fort was named after the local saint Kamalah Baba. This fort is located at an altitude of 4772 feet above sea level. It is located close to Hamirpur district and this fort falls under the range of Sikandar Dhar. In the upper part of the fort is the temple of Kamaliah Baba.

History of Kamalah Fort

Raja Hari Sen, whose reign began from 1605 AD, started the construction work of Kamalah Garh fort in terms of security. But he could not complete the work in his lifetime. After him, son Suryasena completed the unfinished work of his father in 1625 AD. Until the reign of King Surya Sen and Ishwari Sen, there was a store of wealth in Kamalah Garh. Surya Sen was succeeded by his brother Shayam Sen Mandi. Shayam Sen was followed by Guru Sen, Ishwari Sen, Siddha Sen, Jogendra Sen of Raja Mandi.

Today, this fort has become the center of people’s faith along with historical heritage but today this fort stands on the verge of becoming ruins. This fort is a symbol of our rich historical heritage along with the country. Kamalah Fort was considered to be the strongest and invincible bastion of the princely state of Kamalah.

How to reach

Pathankot to Jogindernagar can be reached by railway route and the distance from Jogindernagar by road is 71 kilometres. Bus services are available from Chandigarh all the time. If you have to come by another rail route then it can be reached by road via Kalka or Shimla.

Content last updated in December 2019


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