Kamlah Fort

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Kamlah Fort (also: Kamlahgarh or Kamlah Garh, from Hindi गढ़ (Garh): "fort") is a 17th-century fort located near Kamlah village in the province of Himachal Pradesh,[1] India west of Mandi.[2] It was probably constructed in 1625 by Raja Suraj Sen of Mandi.[3][4] The Mandi kingdom depended on its forts for its security, and Kamlah Fort had the reputation of being the most secure repository of the reputed 360 forts of the Mandi state from the rule of Suraj Sen to that of Ishvari Sen (1788–1826).[5] Maharaja Ranjit Singh attacked the fort in 1830.[1] It was destroyed in 1840 and then retaken a few years later and reconstructed by Mandi Kings.[3]

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  1. ^ a b H. S. Singha (2000). The Encyclopedia of Sikhism (over 1000 Entries). Hemkunt Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-81-7010-301-1. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  2. ^ Dilagīra, Harajindara Siṅgha (1997). The Sikh Reference Book. Edmonton, Alberta: Sikh Educational Trust for Sikh University Centre, Denmark. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-9695964-2-4. OCLC 645900789. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b About Kamlah Fort
  4. ^ Kamlah Fort
  5. ^ Hāṇḍā, Omacanda (2008). "Castles and Forts". Buddhist monasteries, castles & forts, and traditional houses. 2. Indus. p. 120. ISBN 978-81-7387-213-6. OCLC 838866422. Retrieved 24 May 2017.

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Coordinates: 31°48′29″N 76°40′25″E / 31.8081°N 76.6737°E / 31.8081; 76.6737