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5 Historical Forts of Jammu and Kashmir

In this article, Bright Holidays is going to give you information about 5 historical forts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Akhnoor Fort


Jammu and Kashmir are the best tourist attractions for travelling in the Summer season. It is famous for its scenic beauty, flower gardens, apple farms and more. It attracts tourists from all over the world. There are many tourist attractions in Jammu and Kashmir some are Srinagar, the Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Patnitop and Bhaderwah. In this article, Bright Holidays is going to give you information about 5 historical forts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Historical Forts of Jammu and Kashmir:

1. Akhnoor Fort:

The Akhnoor Fort is located on the bank of Chenab River. Its construction started in 1762 by Raja Tejh Singh and was completed by his son Raja Alam Singh in 1802. This Fort has been under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) since 1982 and has been declared a national monument protected under the Monument Act, of 1958.

2. Bahu Fort:

The Bahu Fort is a historic fort in the city of Jammu. It is constructed on the banks of the Tawi River. It is believed that the first renovation of this fort was undertaken during Dogra Rule in the 18th century. This fort is a religious place and there is the temple of “Mahakali Devi” nearby known locally as the “Bawe Wali Mata temple”.

3. Bhimgarh Fort:

Bhimgarh Fort, generally known as the Reasi Fort, is near Reasi, a town approximately 64 km northwest of Jammu. It was constructed of clay by Raja Bhimdev Rasyal. Later on, one of the heirs of Raja Rishipal Rana, reconstructed it using stone. It was handed over to the Jammu and Kashmir State Archaeology Department in 1989 on the orders of the state government.

4. Hari Parbat Fort:

Hari Parbat Fort is a historical fortification atop the Hari Parbat hill in Srinagar. The fort was built during the late 18th century by Atta Mohammad Khan. In 2021, the Indian flag was hoisted at the fort to celebrate India’s 75th anniversary of Independence Day. As of 2021, the fort was occupied by the CPRF. The fort is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

5. Ramnagar Fort:

Ramnagar Fort is a fort in the town of Ramnagar in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is believed to have been built by Rajput Raja Suchet Singh, who died in 1844. His wife performed sati nearby. There is a Samadhi of Maharani at the site where the sati was performed. The fort was renovated and undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India in 1972. It is a protected monument of the Archaeological Department.


In conclusion, the historical forts of Jammu and Kashmir weave a compelling narrative of the region’s rich past. From the Akhnoor Fort along the Chenab River to the Bahu Fort with its religious significance, and the resilient Bhimgarh Fort near Reasi, each structure tells a unique story. The Hari Parbat Fort in Srinagar, symbolizing national pride, and the Ramnagar Fort in Udhampur, echoing tales of sacrifice, add further layers to the cultural tapestry. As guardians of heritage, these forts stand as timeless monuments, inviting travellers to explore the history and heritage of Jammu and Kashmir.

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