Akhnoor Fort

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    Location: Jammu and Kashmir 181201

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 hours.

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    The beautiful city of Akhnoor is located about 28 kilometers from Jammu in the foothills of the Himalayas and attracts tourists from all over the world for its mesmerizing beauty and historical attractions. Akhtar has a number of historical attractions, such as Akhnur’s forts and caves where the Pandavas are believed to have lived during their exile.


    The fort is one of the most important historical sites in Jammu and Kashmir. Excavations by the Archaeological Survey of India have established the fact that Akhnoor was one of the last bastions of the Indus Valley civilization and Manda.


    Historical View of Akhnoor Fort.

    The place was built by Raja Alam Singh in 1802. Work on the fort actually began in 1762 at the behest of Raja Tegh Singh. It was completed by his son Raja Alam Singh in 1802.

    Inside/Outside Views

    The place has high fortification walls with bastions at regular intervals and is crowned with battlements. There are two-storeyed watch-towers at the corners, which are crowned by battlements and merlons and this place has two parts which are bifurcated by a wall with a gate leading to the palace on the southern side. This fort is two-storeyed, and the walls facing the courtyard have decorated arches, some of which contain mural paintings.

    Opening Hours

    24 hours.

    Entry & Others Fees

    Free of cost.

    How to Reach

    By air: Jammu airport is the nearest airport to this place.

    By Rail: Jammu railway near thee away from this place.

    By road: You can hire a car or cab to reach this place directly.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry water bottles


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it’s safe to visit this place

    Que-02: Is photography allowed inside Muchalinda Lake?

    Ans: Yes it’s allowed and it’s free

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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