#36 of 45 Places to Visit in Shimla
Distance (From Shimla): 52 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
Place Location: Near Kasauli
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 52 km from Shimla and 33.5 km from Solan, Kuthar Fort is located in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. Kuthar Fort is about 800 years old and it is one of the main places to visit near Solan.
Kuthar Fort was originally built by the Gurkha Kings 800 years ago when they ruled over this part of the land. Some portions of the fort are 80 years old. Sprawling over an expanse of 52.8 sq km, this fort features beautiful gardens, fresh-water springs and ancient temples within the complex. Fresh water springs flowing within the fort are a rare sight that every visitor admires. You can also visit several scenic attractions like Kunihar, the Gurkha fort of Subathu and the hill station of Kasauli.
Situated at an altitude of about 1300 m, the Kuthar fort is set at the hilltop of the Kuthar Mountains and commands a magnificent view of the snow-capped peaks of Shimla, Subathu fort and a wide range of Himalayas. The fort exhibits impressive Rajasthani architecture and is a true manifestation of Rajputana creativity. Colonnades, convoluted pillars and arches greatly highlight its beauty. In the interiors you will find intricate wooden carvings and fine paintings which are simply awe-inspiring.
Kuthar Fort was once served as the residence of the royal family of Kuthar. It is a spectacular heritage site and a part of which has been converted into a royal resort.
Visitors are allowed into the fort and capture pics.
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: RS. 100 for Person