Kahlur Fort, which is more commonly known as Kot-
Kahlur is almost 3600 feet above the sea level. This majestic structure is
situated in the district of Bilaspur. During the British era, Bilaspur was known
as Kahlur, the princely state. The remainings of the fort are famous among
visitors and attract them to visit Naina Devi Dhar or Hill, which is quite near
to the Ganguwal Hydroelectric plant. Raja Bir Chand was the king of Bilaspur
from 697 to 730 CE. The fort was his palace. To people who love history and
architecture, the fort holds a lot of magnificence and wonder. It is often
visited by picnic lovers too because of its proximity to Bilaspur.
Kahlur fort is a breathtaking example of ancient
architecture. It is totally made of stone. A tour through this ruined fort can
be very thrilling and memorable. The pathways, the huge entrance, the stone
made staircases, the corridors of this two-storied ancient fort are just
captivating. The natural view from the top of this fort can take anyone’s
breath away. The visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains covered
with greenery and the clear blue sky above.
architecture of Kahlur Fort
The fort is 30 meters tall and 30 meters wide. It is
fully made of stone. The fort is two-storied and each is 15 meters tall with 2
meters thick wall. The first floor is made of numerous pillars that support the
ceiling. The second floor has 12 meters tall windows used by garrisons to keep
an eye outside and defend any attack if needed. These windows are now either
entirely shut with cement or are guarded with iron mesh for security purposes.
There is also a temple situated in this fort that worships the Goddess Naina.
The idol of the goddess is magnificently carved in stone and can be seen even
Best Time to
Visit Kahlur Fort
The best time to visit will be during June to
September. During these months, rain makes nature look beautiful and the
mountains are covered with lush greenery. The scenic beauty during these months
can melt anyone’s heart.
How to Reach
The fort is almost 55 kilometers away from Bilaspur.
People have to take the NH2015 road to reach the fort. The best way to visit
will be by renting a taxi or private car.