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Shahpurkandi Fort, Pathankot

Shahpurkandi Fort is one among not-to-be-missed tourist attractions in the Indian state of Punjab. This fort is located 7 km. from the main town of Pathankot and was built in the 16th century. The historical monument bears the name of the Mughal emperor Shahjahan and was constructed by a Rajput chieftain, Jaspal Singh Pathania. The prime purpose of building this fort was to keep an eye and maintain supremacy on the regions of Kangra and Nurpur. At present, Shahpurkandi Fort stands in a semi-ruined position and attracts visitors on a huge scale.

 

It Is Known For:-

1) Shahpurkandi Fort is a sixteenth-century monument near Pathankot.

 

2) Being a historical fort built during the Mughal era in the land of Sikh rulers, it catches the attention of the historians and tourists immediately.

 

3) It is a perfect example of the blend of the Hindu and Islamic style of architecture.

 

4) This fort provided the refuge to Ram Singh Pathania, a freedom fighter who rebelled against the atrocities of the British rule.

 

Best Time To Visit:-

Shahpurkandi Fort is a well-known destination near Pathankot. Its rich history and marvelous architecture catch the interest of the tourists immediately and thus, is frequented on a huge scale. Though there’s no particular event for visiting this fort, it can be visited between October-February. It is the period when the temperatures are apt for touring the fort comfortably.

 

Reaching There:-

Shahpurkandi Fort is well-connected all the major roads and a highway that connects it to the rest of Pathankot. The local buses and cabs are regarded as the righteous option for commuting to and from the fort easily.

 

Nearest Railway Station:- Pathankot Railway Station

Nearest Airport:- Pathankot Airport

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