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Known as the historical Fort of Nurpur, Kangra District, you will be mesmerized by the aesthetics of its architecture and rich history. Though it is now considered as one of the important ruins of India, you cannot take your eyes off this beauty as it tells a lot about the bygone era.

As far as the best time to visit this destination is concerned, you can enjoy the beautiful hue of Himachal Pradesh in the months of October and November. Also, if you want to visit in summer, you can enjoy the moderate weather to the fullest and won’t be disappointed.

History of Nurpur Fort and the City

Nurpur is a historical fort that acquired its name in 1672, when Jahangir, the famous Mughal Emperor named it after his wife Noor Jahan. The Nurpur Fort was built in the 16th century by Raja Basu and is a famous tourist attraction in the city. Overlooking the Jabar Khud which is a tributary of Chakki rivulet, this fort comes across as one of the most beautiful tourist spots in the region.

Talking about this city, before 1947, it was considered as a princely state and was ruled by the Pathania clan of Rajputs. It is said that this Pathania Clan had ruled for more than eight centuries in the same region.

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Major Attractions in and Around Nurpur Fort

1. Shri Brij Raj Swami Mandir. The mystical atmosphere of this place will attract you for sure. This place is usually flocked by devotees of Lord Krishna. The grandeur of the temple is something to look forward to.

2. Nagni Mata Temple. Visit this unique temple and know more about the vastness of Hindu culture. This religious tourist getaway is located at a distance of 16 km from Pathankot and as the name suggests, it is dedicated to the Goddess of Snakes. Interestingly, it is believed that the exact place where the statue of Nagni Devi is placed, water gathers from beneath the ground in some mysterious way. Some people even believe that a snake bite can be cured if one drinks that water. 

How to Reach Nurpur Fort

By Air. The Nurpur Fort is located on the border of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Thus, it is well-connected to other nearby regions. If you want to travel via flight network, then you should deboard at the Pathankot Airport and cover the remaining distance by taking some means of public transportation. 

By Train. If planning a trip by railway, then you must deboard at the Pathankot Railway Station and take a cab or some other means of transportation to cover the distance.

By Road. And depending upon your location, you can also plan a road trip. For this, you can either choose your own vehicle or hire a cab or perhaps book a bus online.

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here

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