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Rawat Fort

The Pothohar region in modern-day Pakistan was strategically important, an important position between the trade routes of Central Asia and India and a number of forts were built here by rulers to consolidate their power. Rawat Fort, located on the … Continue reading »

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Shahpur Kandi Fort

The 16th century Shahpur Kandi Fort, just 7km from Pathankot near the border with Pakistan, nestles at the foot of the Himalayas, an area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking the River Ravi. The region, situated at confluence of the Punjab, … Continue reading »

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Nabha – The seat of the Phulkian Royals

From historical evidence, Maharaja Hamir Singh founded the Phulkian state in 1755 and took over the forts at Sangrur, Bhadson (approximately 20 km north-east from the centre of Nabha town) and Amloh. The foundations of the Nabha Quila complex were laid around 1760. It was during the time of Maharaja Hamir Singh, who is said to have established his capital at Nabha in 1763 that settlements started agglomerating at the edge of the Quila complex. During Maharaja Jaswant Singh’s rule (1790-1810) the town was fortified with five gates and development activities picked up Continue reading »

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Bahadurgarh Fort

Bahadurgarh Fort, located on the outskirts of Patiala, is a mere 6km from the city centre. The fort was originally built by Nawab Saif Khan in 1658, during the reign of Aurangzeb, and called Saifabad. It was reconstructed later over a period of eight years by Maharajah Karam Singh in 1837.
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Phillaur Fort

The Phillaur fort is located just south of Phillaur town of Ludhiana district. The origins of the Phillaur have been traced back to a Sanghera Jut named Phul who gave the name Phulnagar to the town. Later on, this town was captured by Naru Rajputs who were sent by Rai Shahr. Shahr’s son Ratan Pal settled here after the occupation. After departure of Ratan Pal and Juts left this place, a serai or a resting place was constructed at this place, which later was turned into the Phillaur fort later on. Continue reading »

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